Welcome to St. Petersburg International Content Forum, KINO EXPO INTERNATIONAL & CONTENT EXPO - your gateway to one of the worlds fastest growing cinema / TV / digital media and entertainment industry markets of Russia and neighboring CIS and Baltic countries.

Now at the new ExpoForum Convention Center the best venue of all, where worlds cinema industry/content conventions take place.

KINO EXPO INTERNATIONAL is the world 3rd largest international film exhibition industry convention and trade fair, while CONTENT EXPO is the only multi-platform Content Market in Russia/CIS, for showcasing and trading content for all platforms, including theatrical, TV and digital.


KINO EXPO INTERNATIONAL, established in 1999, is the worlds 3rd largest international cinema industry convention and exhibition with the focus on markets of Russia and neighboring CIS (former USSR) Kazakhstan, Belarus, Ukraine, Armenia, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Central Asian countries, alongside with Baltic countries - Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia.

KINO EXPO INTERNATIONAL Convention is the one and only annual event for Russian/CIS film exhibition industry, and at the same time is the meeting point of Russian/CIS and international cinema business communities.

KINO EXPO Exhibition is the worlds third largest motion picture theatre equipment exhibition, which as well incorporates various entertainment systems/technologies and digital signage solutions for the cinemas and shopping malls.


Film Presentations & Screenings

All major Hollywood studios, Russian/CIS and international independent distribution and production companies present their upcoming films and product reels directly to the local cinema theatres operators, TV channels and digital media.

Alternative content for cinemas: concerts, opera, ballet, interactive entertainment, sports, live events.

Content For All Platforms Presentations & Screenings.

TV series and other TV content
Content in production: work in progress.
VR content.

The Russia-China Content Summit is a special event in St. Petersburg International Content Forum programme, dedicated to further strengthening cultural cooperation of Russia and China, by showcasing both countries films and TV content directly to cinemas, TV channels and digital media, as well as to the officials in the field of culture and cinema.


We are very pleased to welcome you in its hometown, St. Petersburg, the worlds most beautiful city! The availability of very reasonably priced nearby and downtown hotels will make sure your visit is cost-effective, while magnificent St. Petersburg will make your stay an unforgettable experience!

In 2016 St. Petersburg has been recognized as Europes Leading Destination for the second consecutive year, and in 2017 - Worlds Leading City Destination, by the prestigious World Travel Awards.

For more information on the City of St. Petersburg, sightseeing and top St. Petersburg sites, please, read more.

CONTENT EXPO is the multi-platform Content Market, the only event in Russia/CIS for presenting and trading content for all platforms, including theatrical, TV and digital. Additionally, CONTENT EXPO is the unique innovative format for showcasing products and services in the fields of content production, distribution, marketing, delivery and licensing.

Exhibition Categories:

Multi-platform Content Market: showcasing content for cinemas, TV, digital media, VR, rights trading.
Content distribution: cinemas, TV, digital, VR
Content marketing
Content delivery: technologies and services
Content licensing
Innovations for content creation, distribution, marketing and delivery
Equipment, technologies and services for film/TV and VR production, post production, visual effects:
  • Film production / post production studios.
  • Cameras and auxiliary equipment, camera support.
  • Lighting and sound equipment.
  • Digital film production and post production equipment and software, visual effects, digital intermediate.
  • Film, film processing and storage.
Locations, financial incentives, film commissions.
VR: technologies and content.

St. Petersburg International Content Forum is the only content and entertainment industry convention in Russia/CIS, which brings together theatrical film exhibition, TV and digital media.

St. Petersburg International Content Forum features conferences and seminars, dedicated to content exhibition, distribution and production business issues, as well presentations of new products, services and technologies in the field of content and entertainment industry.

The St. Petersburg International Content Forum conference line-up features two focused streams: for theatrical film exhibition and for TV / digital media communities.


Russia/CIS market is in the worlds top 10 in terms of cinema theatre attendance/box office (BO is about 1 billion USD), Europe No. 1 in terms of cinema attendance (over 200 million).

The new multiplex annual growth rate is worlds second fastest (after China) with over 750 new screens opened in Russia/CIS in 2018! There are over 5200 modern digital screens in operation in Russia alone, not counting CIS countries, where new multiplex growth rate is even higher than in Russia.

In 2016-2018 over 800 new screens were opened in Russia thanks to direct subsidies by Federal Government via Russian Cinema Fund to cinemas for digitization and overall modernization, with few hundred more to follow in 2019 and every year until 2024. Besides federal funding, various regional funding programs become available to modernize cinemas and install cinema exhibition equipment in some cultural establishments.

It is estimated, that television in Russia/CIS brings more than 1 billion USD annually to rights holders of films and TV content.

VoD market growth has been truly outstanding in the recent years, reaching about 365 million USD in revenue in 2018. Estimated payments to rights holders by VoD providers is now over 150 million USD annually.