Russia’s Disney office unveiled a project named “Happiness is…” for novice filmmakers in Kazan, according to It seeks to provide help to budding filmmakers and screenwriters in making a big-screen movie. Celebrated industry figures like Fyodor Bondarchuk, Anna Mikhalkova and Sergey Lukyanenko will be invited as jury members.
The competition will culminate in a film compilation which will include seven best works and is expected to be released in 2019.
The film project will involve several stages. Besides choosing the best movie, jury members will also have to determine winners in the “best script”, “best film director” and “best performer” nominations.