Grant Buro is the first Russian company which helps to receive international grants for culture and art projects. We compiled a Russian-language grant base; currently, there are about 500 grants, and it is being constantly updated. On this page you can find the list of grants, but not all of them. Write us at and we will certainly consult and help you.

Apart from Grant Buro, we run Buta Films company. For the past 15 years we have produced more than 100 films, TV shows, series and organised dozens of events. The main success of the company was the short film The Last One (Sonuncu) co-produced with Azerbaijan. The Last One is a philosophical parable about the last World War II veteran on Earth. In 2014, The Last One was selected into the short film competition of Cannes film festival, and was included in top nine best short films in the world. To date, The Last One took part in 68 international film festivals and received 8 awards.

In 2016 we organized the first Russian Film Festival in Lebanon. The festival was held with the support of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lebanese Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Tourism, the Governor of Beirut and the Embassy of Lebanon in Russia. About 5,000 people visited the festival. Twelve screenings were held along with the two press-conferences and the press-tour in which 16 Russian journalists from major news outlets took part. The festival was a big event visited by Lebanese public figures and politicians. Over 200 publications and articles were made in Russian and international mass media.

Since 2016 We collaborate with Middle-Eastern region in business, culture and tourism fields. We acted as bilateral partners in Middle-Eastern distribution of the film Flight Crew (Ekipazh). In the same year, we organised Russian short film screenings at USEK University in Lebanon and conducted a film producing master-class for the students.

In 2017 we released the documentary Fleeing The War about Syrian refugees. The film received a special prize from the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Russia at Stalker Film Festival.

In 2013 The Right to Happiness, a program about children with disabilities, was aired on television. The Right to Happiness was awarded for Best TV Program for two years in a row: in 2013, Grand Prix at International Festival of Television Programs and Web-Projects ‘Integration’ and in 2014, the television award for Best Program.

We are also involved with social projects.

In 2015 we organised the exhibition of an artist with autism Markus Martinovich at Zeppelin art gallery. The event was well attended and positively received by the media. More than 300 people visited the exhibition. Ten of Markus’ paintings were sold at the auction hosted by famous Russian actor Gosha Kutsenko. A child with special needs lent a helping hand to those who struggle even more. Part of the funds, received at the auction were donated to Shag Vmeste charity fund for children with cerebral palsy.

In 2019 we started the development of major project Cherry Town. It’s a town for rehabilitation, education and recreation of children and young adults with disabilities.

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In 2019, launched to production over two series for Internet platforms and two full-length feature films.

Maria Ivanova

Chief Producer of the Grant Buro project and the Buta Films film company ( was born in 1983 in Moscow. She graduated from Moscow State University (faculty of journalism). Also, she worked as a journalist in the Moskowsky Komsomolets newspaper and the Vremechko program. Then, she switched to documentary films and opened her own Buta Films film company. By now, she has been In the film industry for 15 years. She participated in the Cannes Film Festival, Palm Springs, London film festival, Roma film festival. Moreover, she is the winner of the TEFI television award, and also a participant of the Moscow International Film Festival, the Kinotavr film festival, Stalker, Radiant Angel and many others.