Business programme

Film and Series Production in Russia Today: Support in the Context of Sanctions

15 Jun , 17:00–18:15
The Russian Economy: From Adaptation to Growth
Pavilion H, Krasnodar Region Hall

In the face of the harsh sanctions, Russian film production has found itself in an unprecedented situation. Major Western film companies have left the domestic film market, and Russian film producers have lost co-production partners. As a consequence, many promising film projects have been suspended. What anti-crisis measures to support the film industry during the current period of high volatility can the Russian government offer at both the federal and regional levels? What niches are now open to domestic filmmakers? What industry professions will be a priority in the near future? Do animation film technoparks represent a new growth point in Russian film production? How long will it take the Russian film industry to recover? What anti-crisis measures is the state ready to offer to support the film industry, both at the federal and regional levels? Which niches in the film market are opening up under current circumstances? Are animation film technoparks becoming a new growth driver for Russian film production? Which foreign markets are showing interest in Russian content, and how can Russian cinema gain international recognition? How do Russian film companies, animation studios, and audio-visual services collaborate with the UAE, India, China, and Iran? Can Russian regions become attractive filming locations for foreign filmmakers? To what extent can the experience of former top managers at Russian offices of Hollywood studios contribute to the promotion of Russian cinema?

Tinatin Kandelaki, Deputy Director General, Gazprom-Media Holding; Managing Director, Gazprom-Media Entertainment Television

Anton Alikhanov, Governor of Kaliningrad Region
Vadim Vereshchagin, General Director, Central Partnership
Arkady Vodakhov, General Producer, TV channel "TNT"
Seyedmahdi Javadi, Managing Director, Farabi Cinema Foundation
Veniamin Kondratiev, Governor of Krasnodar Territory
Дарья Мороз, actress
Aisen Nikolaev, Head of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Yuliana Slashcheva, Chairman of the Management Board, Soyuzmultfilm Film Studio; General Director, Gorky Film Studio
Fedor Sosnov, Executive Director, Federal Fund for Economic and Social Support of the Russian Cinematography (Cinema Fund)
Nitin Tej Ahuja, Chief Executive Officer, Producers Guild of India (online)

Front row participant
Dmitry Tabarchuk, General Director, NMG Studio