Guests

Eva Brazdžionytė

Eva Brazdžionytė

Lithuania

As the head of the Creative Europe MEDIA office in Lithuania, she consulted Lithuanian audiovisual industry professionals on how to benefit from the EU audiovisual program Creative Europe MEDIA and how to develop the strategy of their IP production. She also coordinated «Meeting Point - Vilnius» industry event of The Vilnius International Film Festival «Kino pavasaris». Every year Eva visits famous international film festivals and markets where she follows the development of the European and International audiovisual market.
Valentas Aškinis

Valentas Aškinis

Lithuania

Valentas is one of the most active and famous Lithuanian animators. Valentas was teaching animation at the Vilnius College of Technologies and Design. He is a producer and director of many animated movies («The Animated Odyssey», «Aukso žirgas», etc.) as well as of animated commercials for international companies. Since 2003 he is an organizer and director of the International Animation Film Festival «Tindirindis».
Leonid Kalitenya

Leonid Kalitenya

Belarus

Leonid is a producer of the Center for Contemporary Culture «Running Turtle». Since 2014 he has headed the Center for Social Innovations in Minsk. One of the founder members of the project «СВАЁ КІНО», an educational initiative where Belarusian filmmakers meet their audience, and audience learn how to understand Belarusian cinema.
Mitry Sorkin

Mitry Sorkin

Belarus

Director of VR-movies, creative producer in the «Feeling Films» company, co-founder of the Virtual Reality Gallery «Vir» in Minsk. In 2017, Mitry curated The Day of the virtual reality at Bel:Cinema Industry Platform - an exciting event for Belarusian audience, where they had a chance to watch VR 360-movies and see the virtual worlds that were created by Belarusian artists.
Viktor Komarovskih

Viktor Komarovskih

Russia

Since 2014 Viktor has been working as an artist, director, animator and developer on 14 VR-projects in VRARLab. Viktor had also worked in the gaming and animation film industry. He is a developer of Tvori, a tool for creating animated stories in virtual reality.
Ronald Falzone

Ronald Falzone

USA

Award-winning screenwriter and associate professor of Columbia College Chicago in the field of Directing and Cinema Studies. Films that he wrote and produced were screened at film festivals around the world including the Cannes Festival, Chicago International Film Festival, Montreal World Film Festival, etc. Ronald has more than 20 years working experience in theatres where he worked as coordinator, director and producer.
Darya Zhuk

Darya Zhuk

Belarus

Darya graduated from Harvard and Columbia Universities, worked at HBO. She directed and produced many short films, including film called «True American», which was presented at festivals around the world and was awarded at the Minsk International Film Festival «Listapad-2015». In 2018 Daria released her debut full-length movie «Crystal Swan», which already got awards at many festivals. Among them are the Grand Prix of the IX Odessa International Film Festival, the main prize «Co-production. Window of the World» of the XXVI Russian Film Festival «Window to Europe». «Crystal Swan» is among 87 movies which will complete for the Best Foreign-language Film Award at the 91st Oscars.
Anna Samarskaya

Anna Samarskaya

Belarus

Art critic, curator and manager in the field of culture and art. Anna is a member of «Kuratorium», an initiative of professional support for gallery exhibitions organised by the Gallery of Contemporary Art «Ў». Anna is a project manager of the crowdfunding platform «Ulej», where she is responsible for development of partnership projects.
Ilya Zlatkin

Ilya Zlatkin

Russia

Ilya completed undergraduate studies in Economics and International Affairs at the University of Virginia, as well as got a master’ degree at School of Law at the University of Richmond, Virginia. He lives in Chicago and specializes in legal aspects of the media sphere.
Sergey Yakubovski

Sergey Yakubovski

Belarus

Founder of the first private rent-company in Belarus «First Rental», which provides professional equipment for video shooting.
Yuri Igrusha

Yuri Igrusha

Belarus

Film producer, screenwriter and actor, head of marketing department at Belarusfilm. Yuri worked as a general producer of the ONT Channel and a general director of the Belarusian Video Center.
Kanstantsin Varabei

Kanstantsin Varabei

Belarus

The deputy director and producer of the Social film studio, a belarusian cultural institution founded in 2013. The institution is engaged into production of social cinema and advertisement, conducts educational activities, supports young filmmakers.
Tatsiana Ramanouskaya

Tatsiana Ramanouskaya

Belarus

Head of Falcon Club Cinema Boutique
Roman Dorofeev

Roman Dorofeev

Russia

Director of film distribution for television agency “Russian reportage”.
Palmgren Hjalmar

Palmgren Hjalmar

Hjalmar Palmgren has a long career in film and television. Hjalmar has been a film producer, post production producer for SVT Drama, documentary film commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute, project manager for SVT, Film Director and later Senior advisor at the Swedish Film Institute.
Viktor Nordenskiöld

Viktor Nordenskiöld

Producer, film director. Founder of Freetownfilms, the company which produces documentary films.