Blagovest Media International is an international prize-winning Catholic and Orthodox
film and television production and distribution famous for over 20 years of work
Blagovest Media International is the only interdenominational organization in Russia that works for the dialogue and mutual understanding between two Churches – sisters, Catholic and Orthodox through mass media and to strengthen such interdenominational contacts. Our documentaries are awarded with prizes and diplomas of international film festivals in Italy, Poland, USA, and got the only award by Alexy II, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia given to a video program.
BMI work is aimed to carry the word of Peace and Love. It is symbolic that our documentary “Pope Benedict XVI” was broadcast over the entire Arabic world before the Pope’s visit.
1. BMI is the hub for distribution of Christian programs to the Russian TV channels and vice versa. We distribute world Christian films and programs to Russian TV channels and the distribution of Russian Christian cinema to TV channels in Western Europe and in Americas. To date our Christian network consists of 26 active Russian based TV channels.
Unique Russian-language web-platform combines a program bank and a virtual meeting place for producers and broadcasters. Visit www.blagovestmedia.tv (in Russian)
2. Interdenominational initiatives.
We implement inter-denominational projects in cooperation with international Christian organizations, sampling CBC (Canada), Veritas Video (Ireland), Cetelmon (Spain) and others. BMI is open to creating partnerships with both Russian and international TVs, Orthodox and Catholic studios. Several projects were made in cooperation with Veritas Video Production (Ireland), EWTN (USA), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, and Ce Tel Mon TV (Spain) etc.
3. Commercial and non-commercial exchange of video-archives.
BMI disposes of an important archive starting from the beginning of the 20th century. It includes materials on Russia, but also on the former Communist countries and on the number of unique and hardly known spiritual, cultural and political events and realities. This archive resulted from steady selection and cooperation with Soviet film production studios, some of them not existing anymore.
BMI produces documentaries in different countries and languages, voices them into English and distributes worldwide.
Inter-denominational openness, international structure, technical and creative capacities of Blagovest Media International ensures its flexibility in different kinds of co-production.