Blagovest-Media is an international prize-winning Catholic and Orthodox
film and television production and distribution famous for over 20 years of work
Blagovest-Media 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 also got the only award to a video program given by Alexy II, the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
Blagovest Media work is aimed to carry the word of Peace and Love. It is symbolic that Blagovest Media documentary “Portrait: Pope Benedict XVI” was broadcast before the Pope’s visit over the entire Arabic world.
1. Blagovest-Media 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 18 active Russian based TV channels including regional and All-Russian – satellite and digital. Blagovest-Media is also the center for distribution of the Orthodox productions to the TV channels of Europe and the world.
New Russian-language web-platform – a program bank and a virtual meeting place for producers and broadcasters is launched in autumn 2013. 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. Blagovest-Media 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.
Blagovest-Media 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.
Blagovest Media 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 ensures its flexibility in different kinds of co-production.