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China and Russia have outlined extensive cooperation in the animation industry

Yesterday, the 10th China International Animation Festival finished its work in Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province (East China). It was attended by a Russian delegation of more than 30 representatives of 20 domestic animation studios, production centers, distribution companies, including Animaccord, Bazelevs, Melnitsa, Riki and others, Xinhua news agency reported.

China and Russia have a rich historical and cultural heritage. The friendly relations between the two countries and the common desire to develop the cultural industry have laid a favorable basis for enhancing cooperation between the two parties in the animation industry, "said Liu Changzheng, deputy chairman of the festival organizing committee. Both states have great complementarities in the animation industry, and broad prospects for cooperation are outlined. a new impetus for bilateral contacts in the humanitarian sphere, he added.

"After getting acquainted with the products of Russian animation, I can say that they are made in a very interesting and high quality manner," Liu Changzheng admitted. In his opinion, Russian animation is distinguished by a great sense of humor and unusual imagination, having inherited the country's wonderful traditions in the field of literature and art. “I really admire the high quality and originality of Russian animation products,” he concluded.

After the Soviet animated series "Well, you wait!", Familiar to the Chinese, in 2011, Chinese viewers for the first time had the opportunity to watch the Russian animated series "Smeshariki" on Central TV. Three years later, Russia became a special guest of the International Comics and Animation Festival in China.

Ilya Popov, a member of the government council for cinematography of the Russian Federation, president of the Russian Animated Film Association, said that Russian animation is interested in cooperation with Chinese. "We have many authoring teams who know how to create interesting projects, but there is no opportunity to expand our production and mid-level specialists. And the Chinese have a developed industrial base, but there are no authoring teams. Therefore, we could join forces and establish joint cooperation." - he explained.

10-th Chinese International Animation Festival worked 28 April-3 May in Hangzhou. According to the organizing committee, 602 Chinese and foreign enterprises and organizations from 74 countries and regions of the world took part in the festival, deals worth 13,86 billion yuan / 2,25 billion US dollars were concluded

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