Category Archives: Film Industry Celebrities & Top-List Players

Zeynep Ozbatur wins European Co-Production Award

Zeynep Ozbatur, a prominent producer from Istanbul, Turkey, becomes the winner of the fourth edition of the European co-production award – Prix EURIMAGES. The award acknowledges the role of producers, who join forces with European production companies to develop and promote European cinema. This news was announced at the “New Cinema Network” in Rome attended […]

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Soyuzmultfilm Studios: Glorious Past and Painful Present

71-year-old Moscow-based Soyuzmultfilm Studios still remembers glorious days. Over 500 employees including top Soviet film directors worked here. They released great animation films, which were of great success and still growing demand. According to the poll made by 140 animators and film critics all-over the world at Tokyo Animation festival Laputa in 2003, Yury Norshtein’s […]

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Andrey Tarkovsky’s Anniversary

Moscow-based International Foundation of Andrei Tarkovsky launches a grand program to celebrate the 75-year Anniversary of this talented Soviet film director, who died in 1989 in Paris. Film Festival The 1st International film festival “The Mirror” will take place on July 6-13th in the town of Ivanovo (near Moscow), where Tarkovsky was born. Retrospective A […]

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Russian Classic Animation Under Commercial Crossfire

Zone of Conflict: The golden fund of Moscow’s Soyuzmultfilm studios, an 80-hour collection of 547 titles of the best Soviet animation (such as Jungle Book, Snow Queen, Nutcracker, Cheburashka series etc.) Parties involved: Alisher Usmanov (Russian tycoon) Oleg Vidov with Films by Jove (USA) Soyuzmultfilm Studios In early 1990-s the world rights for the abovementioned […]

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