“The statuette will be a diamond butterfly”: Mikhalkov proposed to establish the Eurasian “Oscar”
According to the Russian director, the prize fund of the award will be three to five million dollars.
Chairman of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia Nikita Mikhalkov, during his speech in Bishkek at the first Eurasian Economic Forum, proposed establishing a Eurasian Oscar in the very near future. In addition, he wants to create the first Eurasian film academy.
“The figurine will be a diamond butterfly. But it should not be just a festival. To make it clear, I will say that it will be the Eurasian Oscar” – Nikita Mikhalkov
As Nikita Mikhalkov noted, in the future, the festival will be attended by films that will correspond to the ideals that he will form with other prospective participants. According to the director, the prize fund will be at the level of three or five million dollars, according to RIA Novosti.
Earlier in Russia, it was proposed to create an analogue of Eurovision. With such an initiative, in particular, was the producer Iosif Prigozhin and some other Russian show business figures.