Sinet Sakhawood
In Yakutia, without any support, a small, but very active and successful film industry has developed, where about 10-15 films are shot per year. A characteristic feature of "Sakhawood", as many began to call this industry, is a very unusual atmosphere of film works, their originality and depth. Interestingly, almost all of the work pays off commercially, largely due to the unprecedented low budgets - at the level of $30,000-60,000.
Sinet Sakhawood is a grant and investment program that has been operating since 2019 and is aimed at supporting Yakut filmmakers and animators. First of all, projects that motivate viewers to develop or have an export potential in relation to the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) are supported. The competition for funding is held once a year.
Alexandra Kozulina
Project curator
Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Yakutsk,
203 microdistrict, building 28, office 225