The message reads, in part:
“Your festival is one of the oldest film forums in the world and can be justly proud of its rich history, vibrant premieres and remarkable artistic traditions. The festival brings together filmmakers from different countries and shows profound, top quality cinema. The forum has always set the artistic bar high, served to consolidate the professional community and strengthen international humanitarian ties. Moreover, the Moscow Film Festival is famous for its special ability to discover new talents: it was here that many established directors, actors, screenwriters and artists have started their careers.
I am confident that the 34th Moscow International Film Festival will become a memorable occasion for all the participants and guests, an opportunity to make new friends and lifelong memories.“