Producers Yanna Buryak and Nicolaï Iarochenko launched VOSTOK during the 41st and 34th Clermont-Ferrand festival and film market, in February 2019 with the support of CFB Bank, where they opened the first Russian stand, programmed the first Russian industry festival screening and marketed selected Russian short films to buyers and festival programmers through the biggest media library of short films in the world.

In May, at the 60th Marché Du Film, during the 72nd Cannes film festival, with the support of the Russian Export Center, VOSTOK exhibited with the Made In Russia stand.

The purpose of VOSTOK is the international promotion, sales and distribution of Russian short films on a global scale.

Yanna Buryak


Founder of full cycle film production company Mimesis and co-founder
of the distribution company VOSTOK. She graduated from the Moscow Economics School and MET Film School in London as a producer. Since 2015 she has been an active participant of the new wave of Russian cinema. She has a focus on international co-productions, having collaborated with: France, Italy, Brazil, Greece and the UK. Mimesis productions have participated in more than 100 international film festivals, including: Berlinale, Festival de Cannes, Krakow, Leeds, Edmonton, Texas, Sapporo and in the Russian films festivals of London and Paris.