Eight Russian hit movies will be available on the Hyvio
streaming platform from 9 to 30 November. The Australian viewers will enjoy popular feature films and animation adapted for screening abroad.
Australia is considered one of the perspective markets for the Russian content. Re- cent statistics suggest that the most popular genres in Australia are sci-fi films, animation and comedy, and the Russian film industry definitely has lot to offer in these genres.
'One of Hyvio's founding principles was to create a platform that championed independent cinema and supported film makers from all corners of the globe, enabling them to showcase their work to a wider audience. The unprecedented events of 2020 have affected each and every one of us professionally as members of the film community and personally. Throughout modern history's most difficult times, we have always had film to turn to... To forget our troubles, to inspire us, to take us away to another time or place. We believe a great story is one of the few things that can transcend language, location, religion and politics, to unite us all on a truly hu- man level. So, when ROSKINO approached us with the possibility of hosting the 2020 Russian Film Festival for Australia, we were excited to partner with them on this new venture, which allows us to be a part of introducing some of Russian film's brightest stars and stories to the Australian people', says MJ Angel, Founder, Hyvio.