The message reads, in part:
“Your legendary forum, organised by one of the world’s oldest film schools, has always brought together many participants from Russia and other countries, those who are sincerely devoted to the cause, who will continue to advance national film schools and create new trends and prospects in the development of contemporary art. These meetings are rightly famous for their rich history and traditions, an atmosphere of friendship and mutual understanding. The festival’s special pride of course is a whole constellation of participants and winners who have covered a triumphal creative path from young talents to experienced professionals.
I am certain that this year’s festival will become a spectacular, memorable event in the cultural life of the country and will provide students with a wonderful opportunity to show-case their talent, receive priceless lessons from prominent members of the film community, and take another step towards popularity and success.”