Realizing the Economic Potential of Russia
Panel Session

The Russian cartoon industry has enjoyed considerable commercial success in the global market place – building international distribution in some 25 languages in just the last three years. How has the animation industry managed to become so internationally competitive so quickly? What technological challenges do domestic players face and what steps should be taken to make the sector more attractive to global investors? What are the prospects for establishing a global animation centre in Russia?

Ivan Kudryavtsev , Editor-in-Chief,; Presenter, Movie Industry Show, Russia-24 TV Channel

Konstantin Bronzit , Film Director
Dmitry Loveiko , Managing Director, Animaccord Animation Studio
Chris Marcich , President International, Motion Picture Association of America
Vladimir Medinskiy , Minister of Culture of the Russian Federation
Dmitry Mednikov , Deputy General Director, Federal State Unitary Enterprise All-Russia State Television and Radio Broadcasting Company
Yury Moskvin , Producer, Wizart Animation
Ilya Popov , President, Russian Animated Film Association
Alexander Sablukov , General Director, 0+ Media
Sergey Selyanov , Chairman of the Management Board, Association of Film and TV Producers; Founder, CTB Film Company; Founder, Melnitsa Animation
Victor Xu , President, LeEco Russia and Eastern Europe
Princess Gloria von Thurn und Taxis , Chief Executive Officer of an Internationally Operating Private Historical Fortune


Key moments

Russian companies should invest in creating the logistics of goods brands, provide to the maximum for the link between cartoon images and goods categories.
Dmitry Mednikov
In animation the synergy between creating and technology is a very important driver of economic growth and attractiveness for investors.
Chris Marcich
Independent films nurture great film-makers who, together with producers, turn films into a real business.
Konstantin Bronzit