"It was impossible to hold such a large-scale exhibition in Russia some years ago," head of the Russian Culture Ministry's department for cinema state support said at the opening ceremony.
"Today the situation is changing for the better and the investments in cinema are growing," he noted. Over 100 movies are currently in production. Some Russian films managed to collect over 1 million dollars, for instance, "Boomer", "Oligarch" and "Brother-2". The number of firms offering cinema production services has grown by 1.6 times and the volume of such services increased by 30 per cent.
Companies from Russia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Germany and Finland are participating in the exhibition, which will run until March 6.
The presentation of the Maxim Gorky film studios, seminars, roundtables and the presentation ceremony of producing awards "For achievements in film production" in the categories "Best special effects", "The introduction of new cinema technologies" and "The best producing company of the year" will be held as part of the exhibition.