Russian Animated Film Association summed up the results of the reporting year and outlined development prospects for 2024

On April 8, 2024, the animation community celebrates the Day of Russian Animation for the second time as a state holiday.

At the annual reporting meeting, held on the eve of the significant date, RAFA traditionally summed up the results of 2023 and the first quarter of 2024. The meeting was held in a hybrid format, attended by 77 members of the Association, as well as representatives of government agencies–partners: the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Agency for Strategic Initiatives, the Agency for Creative Industries, Moscow the export center and others.

The meeting was opened by the Chairman of the Board of the Association, Chairman of the Board of Directors of SMF Studio Juliana Slashcheva. Juliana thanked the members of the Association for their solidarity: ‘Sometimes we even need to forget about competition: this is the only way we can solve serious industry problems. You will see how much the Association has done in a year!’.

‘The Association is moving forward every year,’ said Ilya Popov, RAFA President, Riki Group Chairman of the Board of Directors. – We recently returned from the Suzdal Festival, where I once again saw how the industry has been updated and rejuvenated. This gives us great confidence that we will have even more new projects and initiatives in the future. I believe that the Association is needed now more than ever: both to help develop those studios that have taken place, and new studios that are just starting their journey.’

RAFA CEO Irina Mastusova, made a presentation that contains impressive and detailed information about the activities of the Association for the year.

The main focus was on working with government agencies. Irina Mastusova spoke about measures to support animated films from relevant ministries and departments: the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, the Cinema Foundation and Roskino, the Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation and the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, Russian Export Center, Moscow Export Center and Agency for Creative Industries, on combating piracy with the participation of Roskomnadzor In 2024. RAFA took part in many industrial events, both Russian and international. Special attention was paid to exports, one of the most relevant areas of industry development, as well as the topic of training professional personnel.

The animation film industry plans for 2024 to further increase animation production. During the year, 22 new companies joined the Association. The animation film industry is constantly expanding, and its representatives are optimistic about the future.

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