Aleksey Petrukhin, scriptwriter and producer of Russian Film Group Corporation and director of Last Trial, said
, "We chose The Golden Raven as a venue for unveiling our film because my team has a rule or even a priority. We always encourage and support new initiatives of young artists, organizations and festivals focused on developing the Russian film industry today and tomorrow. Moreover, Chukotka is the real uttermost point of the earth and Russia, an area of permafrost where we want our film to begin its tour.
We have toured almost all of Russia with workshops, educational programs and meet-the-artist sessions, but we have never visited Chukotka. However, we have ideas, insights, and experience that we can share with the young generation of the film community of this region. In doing so, we may prevent them from making some mistakes and derive inspiration for our future work, since every workshop or meeting with viewers and colleagues educates and inspires both the audience and the speaker sharing his or her knowledge and experience. And I do hope to see this happen!
Last Trial, as well as my previous film The Teacher, is a tribute to all teachers, students, parents, and, above all, relations between people which are of utmost importance." Contact information for the festival's organizers:
Phone (Moscow): +7(499)251-85-11