Ministry of Culture: Expansion of State Support for Cinema Will Help Young Talents
At a meeting of the government of the Russian Federation chaired by Mikhail Mishustin, the proposals of the Ministry of Culture to increase state funding for the production and distribution of a number of national films in the amount of 100% of the cost were supported.
The changes were developed by the ministry in pursuance of the list of instructions following the meeting of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin with the masters, graduates and students of the VGIK named after S. A. Gerasimov. The bill proposes to amend the federal law of August 22, 1996 No. 126-FZ “On state support of the cinematography of the Russian Federation.”
First Deputy Minister of Culture Sergei Obryvalin made a report at the government meeting. “At present, state funding for the production and distribution of a national film cannot exceed 70% of the cost. The developed bill provides for the possibility of state funding for the production and distribution of a number of national films in the amount of 100% of the cost of their production or distribution, ”he said.
It is proposed to provide for the possibility of one hundred percent state funding for the creation of feature, documentary and animated debut films created by directors-graduates of specialized federal universities within five years after they receive higher education, unique author’s animated films, documentary and popular science films.
“I would like to note that these amendments to the law will make it possible to attract even more young filmmakers to film production and to increase the number of debut films created,” added Sergei Obryvalin.
We are also happy to announce that the best cartoons of Russian authors can be soon viewed on the social platform of Russian author’s animation, which the Russian Animated Film Association is preparing to launch in December 2021.
The platform will be free and publicly available. It is the author’s animation as a cultural asset that has been chosen as a priority direction of the project; this type of animation acquaints the viewer with a variety of art forms, encouraging him to creative activity.
The Opening of the Platform of Author’s Russian Animation will take place in December 2021.The project “Social platform for children and parents, uniting and popularizing the best works of Russian author’s animation for 30 years” is carried out using a grant from the President of the Russian Federation provided by the Presidential Grants Fund.