The President said, in particular, in his telegram:
“Your forum has every reason to be proud of its traditions, creative atmosphere, and rich spectrum of works presented for competition. For many years now the festival has provided a much-needed platform for discussing topical professional issues and carrying out the kind of bold and original artistic experimentation so essential for modern film’s development. Importantly, the festival is always distinguished not just by its rich and diverse programmes, but also by the hospitality and goodwill it shows all taking part, and this has earned it the recognition of both recognised masters and talented newcomers.”
The 20thWindow on Europe film festival is taking place on August 12–19 in Vyborg (Leningrad Region).