Family movies and documentaries need support, says Tolstoy

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The state should support family movies, movies for teenagers and young adults, as well as domestic documentaries, such opinion at session of the government Council on the development of domestic cinematography on Tuesday was expressed by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the movie Vladimir Tolstoy.

A meeting of the government Council for the development of national film industry takes place on Tuesday at ENEA. The participants plan to discuss questions of development of the industry in 2016-2017 as well as the activities of the cinema Fund, support for debuts and animation.

«The allocation of state Fund movies, we consciously give preference to a movie for family viewing. Today’s teenagers are much less choose the cinema as a place for their leisure time, so in the coming years we may face a General decline in the number of moviegoers. This can be avoided, increasing the overall repertoire of a number of movies aimed at this age group. Domestic teenage youth cinema should be a priority along with family,» said Tolstoy.

According to him, it is also necessary to support domestic animated TV series that may be of interest, particularly in the international market, and documentary films.

«A required support for Russian feature-length documentaries, both in production and in distribution. Our school documentary deserves and large screens, and support of the state,» he said.

The meeting also involved Deputy Prime Minister Olga Golodets, Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the movie Vladimir Tolstoy and the Executive Director of the cinema Fund Anton Malyshev, as well as prominent figures of cinema, among them Alexander Sokurov, Nikita Mikhalkov, Chairman of the Board of the Studio «Soyuzmultfilm» Juliana Slaschova, producer Sergey Selyanov and others.