Dear friends!

I cordially greet the participants and guests of the
XIII Baltic Debuts Film Festival, which is held in a significant year, when we celebrate the Year of Russian Cinema and the 70th anniversary the Kaliningrad Region!

The message of this film forum is addressed to the younger generation of creative people, each of who must inevitably step before the lights to put a new spin in the film industry. It is here, at the «Baltic Debuts», such people can be spotted, get support to start their career. Since its inception the festival has earned a reputation of a unique laboratory, where new ideas are born, promising meetings take place and fruitful contacts are established.

The professionalism and high artistic level of the «Baltic Debuts» have naturally made the film festival a notable event in the world of cinema, widely contributing to Russian-European cultural exchange within the Baltic Sea region.

I wish all guests and participants of the XIII Baltic Debuts Film Festival new creative ideas, interesting and rich festival life, and the audience — bright impressions and positive emotions!


Minister of culture of the Russian Federation