Heroes Behind the Scenes: How to Make an Industrial Movie?
As part of cooperation between the Russian Ministry of Culture and the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, one of the priority themes for the state support of film production in 2023 will be ‘Incentivizing Young People to Choose Engineering and Blue-Collar Jobs’. Experience from the Soviet period demonstrated that such industrial films as The Girls, Spring on Zarechnaya Street, and Moscow Does Not Believe in Tears had a positive effect on promoting the industrial sector and romanticized heroes of labour. It is essential to support and create media projects, documentaries, and feature films that can change attitudes towards Russian industry and dispel existing stereotypes. This would be beneficial for businesses, investors, people interested in industrial tourism, as well as young professionals who plan to work in the real sectors of the economy.What is the best way to tell others about and showcase the people who create, develop, and shape the future of Russian industry? What support measures are needed to create artistic content about Russian enterprises? What best practices of Soviet industrial cinema could be used in the modern film industry? Are industrial companies willing and able to talk about themselves and be open to film crews? What initiatives are crucial to promoting Russian industry in the eyes of the public?
Ivan Kudryavtsev, Anchor, Russia 24 TV Channel; Editor-in-Chief, Movie Industry Show; Chairman of the Selection Committee, Moscow International Film Festival
Vadim Vereshchagin, General Director, Central Partnership
Evgeny Grigoriev, Creative Producer, Sverdlovsk Film Studio
Vladimir Mashkov, Artistic Director, Oleg Tabakov Theatre
Yuliana Slashcheva, Chairman of the Management Board, Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio; General Director, Gorky Film Studio
Front row participants
Yuri Kraev, General Director, Ugra Timber Holding
Julia Mazanova, Deputy General Director for Sustainable Development and Corporate Communications, Management Company METALLOINVEST