Source: President of Russia – The Kremlin – English
The telegram reads, in part:
“Over many years, your forum has been bringing together cinematographers of Russia, the Baltic states and Northern Europe in Svetlogorsk, and has been rightfully considered a remarkable example of fruitful international cooperation in art and the humanities. The festival serves as a platform for the presentation of new films and an open and interesting dialogue between people of art on a wide range of cinema development issues. Naturally, the festival is always a celebration for residents and guests of Kaliningrad Region and for all cinema lovers.
I strongly believe that such large-scale and important events enrich the cultural life of the countries participating in the forum, while promoting friendship and mutual understanding between people.”
Cinematographers from nine countries of northern Europe and Russia will present their works at the Baltic Debuts International Film Festival, held on July 8–13.