< WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE Olga Lyubimova Russian Minister of Culture>
Dear friends, Let me greet the participants and organizers of the 7th Arctic Open IFF on behalf of the Russian Ministry of Culture.
I have every reason to believe that this year’s selection of films will be followed with great interest by absolutely everyone. It features premiere screenings, meet-the-artist session, business events, and, most importantly, ARCTIC OPEN Barrierless — the venue that brings cinematography closer to people with special needs. Let me wish the organizers success and prosperity. May the audience have memorable impressions and pleasant viewing.