We succeded in building THE HUNGER GAMES franchise in Russia and the CIS from what was considered an unknown property in the region.
Russian BO of the 1st film outperformed TWILIGHHT, DIVERGENT and INSURGENT
Russian BO of the 2nd film outperformed TWILIGHHT SAGA: NEW MOON
Russian BO of the 3rd film outperformed HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, PART 1
VOLGAFILM’s 2020 release of THE GENTLEMEN has earned a remarkable 1,313,050,895 Rubles in Russia and the CIS ($20.8M)
THE GENTLEMEN is now the highest-grossing non-sequel foreign independent film in Russia and the CIS ever!
Combined results for CIS and Ukraine make VOLGAFILM's release of THE GENTLEMEN the most successful one in the world , outside of the U.S.
WE TAKE RISKS AND AREN’T AFRAID TO BREAK THE RULES
We’re constantly pushing boundaries, releasing films with traditionally “challenging” subject matter, or documentaries that typically would not get theatrical releases in Russia.
Our slate of theatrical documentary releases includes MARINA ABRAMOVIC: THE ARTIST IS PRESENT, EXIT THROUGH THE GIFT SHOP, BABIES, SHINE A LIGHT, THE DOORS: WHEN YOU’RE STRANGE and IT MIGHT GET LOUD.
We excel at creating demand for films with high artistic value, simultaneously increasing their commercial potential: SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE, THE ARTIST, THE MASTER, BIUTIFUL, A SINGLE MAN, CLIMAX, DOLOR Y GLORIA, CORPUS CHRISTI
WE DELIVER ON ALL PLATFORMS
VOLGAFILM is one of the few major players in Russian distribution that focuses on marketing each of its releases in every distribution segment, from theatrical to digital.
We have contracts with all digital platforms operating in Russia, including top players — Yandex/Kinopoisk, Okko, IVI, Rostelecom, Megogo.
VOLGAFILM IS THE LEADING INDEPENDENT DISTRIBUTOR IN THE CIS
With offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kyiv, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Los Angeles, and over 80 employees, VLG.FILM has become a leader in its field. We work in 15 countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Georgia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania.
Our specialty: theatrical, digital and TV distribution.
WE ARE 100% INDEPENDENT
We are funded entirely through our own cashflow, with a sole owner. This allows us to be flexible and agile, making decisions immediately without awaiting board approval.
People are our most important assets. Our team consists of highly-skilled professionals with vast experience in their fields: acquisitions, booking, marketing strategy, digital and media buying.
We do everything in-house, so that we have total control and responsibility over our marketing campaigns and releases. While nearly all of our competitors sub-distribute in Ukraine, we opened our own office in Kyiv with a dedicated team, to ensure the best possible releases in such a key territory. In 2018, we added offices in the Baltic States In 2019, we additionally expanded to Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan