KIT Film Studio is a full-cycle studio, producing full-length, feature, documentary, television films and reality shows.
In 2021, it celebrated its fifth anniversary since its incorporation in 2016. In five years, the studio managed to become one of the leaders in the serial production market and released 744 hours of content for leading federal channels and leading Russian video-services.
Its projects regularly show high shares of audience rating on the air and appeal to wide audience in the media sphere.
A premiere of a high budget historical drama series “Cathedral” became one of the major events of 2021. This was a long awaited high scale saga about the changes or eras and the reforms of Peter the Great: the project became historical right from the early stages of the filming. “Cathedral” amazes with the grandiose scale of its settings, vast geography of the filming, and, most importantly, strength of the human spirit – in over 200 shooting days and 12 expedition journeys the creative team travelled four thousands kilometers.
“Doctor Lisa” became a Russian hit in media industry right after its release in online platforms: a story of one day from the life of Dr. Elizabeth Glinka, philanthropist, gained love and highest rating points on “Kinopoisk”, where it still holds its place in TOP-250 rating of best films with a 8,1 score.
It is worth mentioning the success of “The Official” – a social drama that hit TOP 10 movies & series viewers rating in January 2022 in KION online cinema.
Moreover, the KIT Film Studio filmed the first television show for the TNT channel. “Buzova in the kitchen” – a culinary reality show – launched in October, where the TV presenter, singer and one of the most famous bloggers Olga Buzova, under the management of a restaurateur Aleksey Vasilchuk, tries herself as a chef.
During the “Russian Creative Week” 2021, KIT Studio held two pitchings - “New Media. Content” and “Creative Teams” – united under one name, “KITchings”. This event gave a new approach to KIT Studio projects – the search of charismatic and talented teams, new shapes and forms for the feature and documentary content. As a result of the “KITchings”, four projects won financial and technical assistance for development of the project from the KIT Film Studio and its partner Canon.
Many TV projects of the KIT Studio became hits: series of all sorts of genres like family saga “Stepfather” for the Channel 1 (24.8% share), military drama “Badaber Fortress” – Channel 1 (20.1% share), historical detective for NTV – “Rostov” (19.2% share).
KIT Studio series have been garnering millions of views in the media sphere for several years now. For example, “Caged”, drama series, entered the TOP-5 projects of the START video service in terms of the number of views. Repeatedly, the KIT Film Studios series hit the top of Google and Yandex search queries (Badaber Fortress, Sultan of My Heart) and became the most popular on the network in the rating of the Film Pro portal (Ricochet, To the Lake).
KIT Film Studio projects are popular not only in Russia, but the in foreign markets as well. Series “To the lake” was a major Russian product breakthrough on the global market – it hit the top 100 world TV series rating (based on IMDB) and in days jumped from 1406 place all the way up to the 72, becoming the first Russian series included in the main competition of prestigious festival CANNESSERIES.
Another groundbreaker from Russia in the prestigious foreign competition is the detective series “Ricochet” which is the only domestic participant of the Cannes competition MIPTV's Drama Buyers Summit.
Every year, feature films produced by the KIT Film Studio become quite an event. The first two large-scale films - "The Legend of Kolovrat" and "Frontier" - were highly appreciated by the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin. In addition, these films hit the public rating of the most popular films of 2017-2018. The next project is the mystical folk-horror “Mermaid. The Lake of the Dead” became the most popular Russian film in the world with sales geography that covers 154 countries. Iconic film of 2020 "Doctor Lisa" won prizes at such festivals as the 31st Open Russian Film Festival "Kinotavr" (audience award), "NIKA" (best performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, and best performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role), the XIX Golden Eagle Award (Best Motion Picture Soundtrack (Yuri Poteenko), IX APKiT Award (special prize: "For life-saving cinema"), VII Film Festival "8 Women" (special audience award), the Gulf of Naples Independent International Film Festival (Best Feature Film), and was also selected by the 24th Shanghai International Film Festival (Shanghai International Film Festival | SIFF) for the International Panorama program, which showcases the best new films from around the world.
The creative team of KIT Film Studios has received great recognition among the professional community for their projects; the Company won 40 awards in the Industry.