CTB Film Company was founded in 1992.
The company’s primary activity is the production and promotion of feature and animated films co-produced with Melnitsa Animation Studios.
The company is headed by producer Sergey Selyanov, recipient of the Producer of the Year awards from GQ Magazine (2008) and Film Business Today (2015). In 2015, Mr. Selyanov also received the Presidential Award for Achievements in Literature and Art for Children and Adolescents.
Today, CTB is one of the most established names in Russia’s film production business.
Films by CTB have been presented at many Russian and international film festivals and have received over a hundred awards. Among them, Mongol by Sergey Bodrov, Sr. (2008) was nominated for an Oscar as the Best Foreign Language Film, and two animated shorts by Konstantin Bronzit, Lavatory—Love Story (2009) and We Can’t Live without Space (2016), were nominated for an Oscar in the Best Animated Short Film category.
Many of the renowned Russian film directors that have worked with the CTB Film Company are Alexey Balbanov, Sergey Bodrov, Jr., Alexander Rogozhkin, Sergey Bodrov, Sr., Bakur Bakuradze, Filipp Yankovsky, Pavel Lungin, Alexey Mizgirev, Avdotia Smirnova, Boris Khlebnikov, Klim Shipenko, and others.
Together with Melnitsa Animation Studios, CTB produces animated features. Some of them, such as the franchises about the Three Heroes and Prince Ivan and the Gray Wolf, have occupied the top position in the highest-grossing Russian film list numerous times.