For me the trip to London to Russian Film Week became a kind of impulse for qualitative changes in my acting career. After a series of workshops and conversations with film industry professionals at the Casting Bridge Forum, I set new goals and an action plan for myself. I also made very important acquaintances with directors and casting directors, for example, with Klim Shipenko, Alexey Uchitel, Vladimir Khotinenko, Nancy Bishop, Carol Dudley, with some of whom I established professional relationships later. The Russian Film Week programme gave me a powerful boost, and put me on the right track. Within 2 months, I was signed to two acting agencies. One covered projects in Russia, the other in Europe. A lot does depend on personal qualities, motivation, and a little luck – but this is a good chance for a new start and advancement into the world of big cinema.