70% of budget in cinema to be spent on creation of historical, patriotic and image films – RK MCS

In 2021, 70% of the total annual state funding in the field of cinematography in Kazakhstan is planned to be directed to the production of historical, patriotic and image films. The minister Aktoty Raimkulova said this at the collegium of the Ministry of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, reports.

"The remaining 30% to be spent on financing of private film projects and debut films of young talents. Thus, the work on implementation of the new budgetary policy in the field of film production is underway," the minister said.

Raimkulova noted that within the framework of the implementation of the President's instructions, it is necessary to carry out a high-quality modernization of Kazakhfilm JSC named after Shaken Aimanov in the near future.

Recall, earlier the Head of the State Kassym-Jomart Tokayev instructed the responsible state bodies and domestic TV channels to send a certain part of the state order for creation of works on historical themes.

"Today, the global film industry is in demand for scenarios on a historical theme. A lot of films have been shot about landmark events in the history of America and Europe. Now Netflix, HBO and other world film companies are turning their eyes to Asia. Our history is also rich in unique stories that can be put into the basis of large-scale films, for example, the era of the Golden Horde, which was one of the most powerful empires of its time - isn't this a ready-made script?! These questions should be in the focus of special attention of film industry specialists.

The ideas of statehood and selfless service to the Motherland should be reflected in all historical works, both documentary and fiction. An example of this is the activities of prominent representatives of the Alash movement. At the beginning of the last century, they made a huge contribution to the promotion of the idea of Independence, becoming victims on the path to freedom," - says the article of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan "Independence is above all."

Aidana Demesinova
18:33, 18 February 2021