I congratulate you on your professional holiday – the Day of Russian cinema! It is an important event for those who work in the sphere of cinema and fans of this spectacular art.
The main objectives of the announced Year of Russian cinema are the support of the industry, creation of incentives for its development, and arousing of people’s interest in national films. We are shooting documentary, feature and animation films, searching for talented young people, developing the system film representations, and spreading the cinema in small towns due to the state support in the republic. The cinema is becoming more affordable, especially in rural areas.
The development trend of Tatarstan cinema gives cause for optimism. Films of our film directors are shown at international festivals, and the number of shot films is increasing. However, what is more important, our audience prefers watching national films.
Dear film makers, workers and veterans of cinema industry! I congratulate you on your professional holiday and wish strong health, wellbeing, new creative ideas, successful films and boundless attention of the audience!
Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov.