Leading Russian animators from Soyuzmultfilm and Wizart in Kazakhstan
At the initiative of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, leading Russian animators arrived into Almaty on a working visit.
Two Russian giants in the field of animation at once – Soyuzmultfilm movie studio and Wizart company expressed interest in professional cooperation with the animation industry of Kazakhstan. They held series of meetings with their Kazakhstani colleagues.
With the direct assistance of the National Center for Support of National Cinema, work talks, workshops and meetings in the format of an exchange of experience were scheduled and were attended by the director of the Soyuzmultfilm studio Boris Mashkovtsev and general producer of Wizart Yuri Moskvin. Russian animators visited the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T.K.Zhurgenov and the film studio Kazakhfilm named after Shaken Aimanov.
During preliminary meetings with the leadership of the State Center, Russian animators outlined a range of issues of interest to them. So, among the priority points are state support for film production in Kazakhstan, details of animation production, getting to know and discussing possible cooperation with private studios, as well as studying the level of education in the field of animation in Kazakhstan.
Soyuzmultfilm is a Soviet and Russian state film studio producing animated films. Created in 1936 and is the largest film studio of animated films. During the existence of the studio, more than one and a half thousand cartoons in various genres and art techniques were created on it, many of which were included in the “golden fund” of the world animation classics.
WizartAnimation is a Russian animation studio, founded in 2007 in Voronezh on the basis of a company engaged in the development and localization of multimedia products and software. Currently, more than 270 specialists from different cities of Russia, the CIS and abroad work at the studio.