Veliky Novgorod is the birthplace of Russian statehood. The oldest city of Russia was a large medieval center of trade and crafts. The first Russian books were written here and the first birch bark letters were found. The history of the city is inextricably connected with all the most important stages of the life of the Russian state - the foundations of democracy and republics, the formation of Orthodoxy in Russia, Slavic writing and culture.
Veliky Novgorod has 37 UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Veliky Novgorod and the Novgorod region have always been attractive to filmmakers not only with historical architecture, but also with their unique natural landscape.
Since 2017, the Novgorod region has been part of the project of the Association of Film and Television Producers "Cinema of Russia" and complements the number of pilot regions of Russia in the rebate system. In the same year, the Film Commission of the Novgorod Region was created in the region.
In 2018, according to the Association of Film and Television Producers, the Novgorod region was included in the top ten most attractive regions of Russia for film production.
In May 2020, the Novgorod region was awarded a special prize - the Prize of the Association of Film and Television Producers "For creating the most favorable conditions for filming."
In total, from 2017 to the present, 19 feature films/docudramas and 11 documentaries have been shot in the Novgorod region.
The film commission of the Novgorod region is the organizer, co-organizer of forums, platforms for discussions, premiere screenings of films shot in the region and other events in the film industry.
Over the past year and a half, we have received participants from the International Association of Film Commissions (AFCI), held a forum "Russia in the Frame" together with APKiT and recently held and organized an online discussion with the participation of eight regions of Russia.
The film commission of the Novgorod region is a "single window" on the development of the film industry in the region and conducts its activities in the following areas:
1. Creating the most comfortable conditions for filming in the Novgorod region;
2. Organization of projects in the film industry;
3. Promotion and assistance in the organization of film education;
4. And in the development of the new project "LOCATION TOUR."
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