Marina Zhigalova-Ozkan ,
General Director, The Walt Disney Company, CIS
Alexey Petrukhin ,
Producer, Director, Writer, RFG Russian Film Group
Ilya Popov ,
President, Russian Animated Film Association
Yuliana Slashcheva ,
Chairman of the Management Board, Creative Production Association Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio FSUE
Natalia Smirnova ,
Director, Globus Film Ltd.
Vadim Sokolovsky ,
Producer; Head, Sony Pictures Television Russia
As to why foreign films are being made in Russia – first of all, they want the locations.
The cinema has no boundaries. The cinema unites. The cinema is universal.
Russian film teams have become more professional and better meet the expectations of major foreign studios.
The core functions of the cinema are to inspire, to unite and to educate.
The cinema is very political.
A system of cost recovery is a system of bringing in such creative industries as film and television to your territory.
Next year, you will see a very different Soyuzmultfilm. It will become the core of the Russian animation cluster, and this is about to start happening very soon.
It’s not only Russia – the whole world is experiencing a shift in content delivery models and the Internet-based platforms have come to the fore. This enables producers to get feedback from the audience and adapt to its needs.
You don’t need factories or resources to make artists, you need talent.