april filmlab is an independent film studio whose main priority is work in the co-production field and whose main goal is to produce films with a high artistic content. The last film it produced is On the Way Home, documentary, 56 min, 2011, Russia /Germany: http://www.onthewayhome.eu/ ​

The company also provides services for the preparation and arranging of filming in Russia. Services for the management of filming in Russia, both during the development of film projects as well as during their production: location and site research; development of themes or fact checking; search for protagonists or archive material (photo, cinematic, video, sound). Preparation of texts and videos for the launch of crowdfunding campaigns. Translations of films from English to Russian and from Russian to English as well as insertion of subtitles in Russian and English.

Sergei Kachkin, a Russian film director and producer, was born and grew up in the city of Perm. In 2001 he graduated from Perm Polytechnical University with a speciality in «automobile engineering». From 2006 he has shot several short films which have been shown and awarded in both Russia and globally. In 2007-2008 his films were represented in the USA in the programme «Cultural Leaders, Filmmakers ». In 2009 he finished Marina Razbezhkina’s Film School in Moscow.  He took part in many international seminars led by Rafi Pitts (France); Tue Steen Müller (Denmark); Iikka Vehkalahti (Finland); Alexander Sokurov, Victor Kossakovsky, Sergei Dvortsevoy (Russia) and elsewhere. In 2011 Sergei completed a full-length documentary film «On the Way Home», which was consequently included in competitions in Russia and International Film Festivals and was also bought by Russian and International television channels to be shown on air. Sergei is also an organizer of co-production forums and international film festivals. 
2011-2015 Head of Project Department, Co-Production Forum «Moscow Business Square», took place during MIFF.
Since 2015 Programmer for the International Documentary Film Festival «DOKer» http://www.midff.com