Russian animation at the Russian Film Festival – for the first time in the Republic of South Africa
The Russian Film Festival continues its journey across the African continent: the screenings in Mozambique have recently ended, and from November 3 to 5, South Africans will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the novelties of Russian cinema.
Free screenings organized by ROSKINO with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation will be held in Cape Town, at the Numetro Canal Walk cinema. South Africa is a country with one of the most developed film industries on the continent and a large number of cinemas: family trips to the cinema are one of the most popular leisure activities, and, undoubtedly, the festival of Russian films will attract the attention of the South African audience.
Russia and South Africa are opening the national cinema of their countries to each other in a new way: in July of this year, African cinema screenings were held in St. Petersburg and Moscow as part of the Second Russia-Africa Summit. The festival ‘Africa. Together into the Future’ presented a large number of films produced in South Africa or created in co-production with South Africa. ROSKINO also organized, with the support of the Ministry of Culture of Russia, Days of African Cinema, the program of which included films from South Africa. Now, as part of the Russian Film Festival, the South African audience will get acquainted with new works by Russian directors.
The program of the Russian Film Festival includes family comedies in the fantasy genre, comedy drama, as well as animation for young viewers.
A full-length animated film “Fixies vs Crabots” produced by one of the leaders of the Russian animation industry RIKI Group of companies will be presented to the children’s audience. The animation universe of ‘Fixies’ has existed for more than 12 years, and during this time more than 200 episodes of the series and two full-length films have been released. The rights to the series have been sold to 167 countries, and the total number of views on YouTube and on VOD platforms worldwide exceeds 25 billion.
Russian Film Festival – days of Russian cinema abroad, which are held by ROSKINO with the support of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation since 2020. The main goal of the Russian Film Festival is to introduce foreign viewers to the diversity of modern Russian content: from feature films of various genres and TV series to animation and documentaries. In 2020-2023, the festival was held in 34 countries, attracting more than 8.7 million viewers. The format of the Russian Film Festival includes both online screenings and offline events.