Guests

Alex Shiriaieff

Alex Shiriaieff

Sweden

Producer at Dixit International AB, one of the founders of B2B Doc: Baltic to Black Sea Documentary Network.
Anna Gudkova

Anna Gudkova

Russia

The creative producer, the editor, the organizer and the supervisor of pitching on Open Russian Film Festival "Kinotavr", the program manager of the educational center "Kultbyuro". As an editor and a creative producer she has made about ten films and more than forty TV series. An official representative responsible for film selection of the CentEast film market (at the international Film Festival in Warsaw) in Russia, Belarus and Ukraine, a consultant of a number of European short film festivals (on creating Russian program) and also Sofia Meetings at the international festival in Sofia, Bulgaria (2008 - 2009). The organizer of "The Russian Day" in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (2009).
Francesco Giai Via

Francesco Giai Via

Italy

Francesco Giai Via is a festival programmer and film critic based in Torino, Italy. He is currently working for the Venice Film Festival as programming consultant and scout for the Venice Production Bridge. He is Artistic Director of the festival Annecy Cinéma Italien (France) and Director of the Carbonia Film Festival in Sardinia (Italy). He's also a scout and trainer for TorinoFilmLab.
Danijel Hočevar

Danijel Hočevar

Slovenia

Producer. Danijel has been selected among Variety’s Ten Producers To Watch in 2001. He’s a voting member of European Film Academy and since 2005 actively involved with several European audiovisual training initiatives, such as Midpoint Feature Launch, EAVE (Group Leader between 2009 – 13), Nipkow Program and Maia Workshops. He is also an advisor and member of the selection committee of When East Meets West co-production market in Trieste.
Rita Stanelyte

Rita Stanelyte

Lithuania

Head of Industry Event Meeting Point Vilnius of Kino Pavasaris Vilnius International Film Festival.
Hugo Rosak

Hugo Rosak

Czech Republic

Head of Industry at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
Julia Sinkevych

Julia Sinkevych

Ukraine

The general producer of the Odessa international Film Festival, in 2006-2008 she worked at the international musical Jazz Koktebel festival, in 2010 Yulia Sinkevich was occupied with a multidisciplinary international festival of modern art GOGOLFEST.
Dumitru Marian

Dumitru Marian

Moldova

Filmmaker and ALTfilm director. Co-author of the Cinema Law in Moldova, coordinator of ANIMEST Chisinau, TIFF Chisinau and CINEHUB.MD.
Stefan Laudin

Stefan Laudin

Poland

Stefan Laudin has been running the Warsaw Film Festival from the very beginning, working for the Warsaw Film Week since 1986. He became the head of festival in 1991. In 1995, he founded the Warsaw Film Foundation, which organises the festival, co-founded the Alliance of Central and Eastern European Festivals, and currently acts as a script and production consultant.
Alexandre Perez

Alexandre Perez

France

After graduating from the ESEC film school in Paris, Alexandre Perez embarked on a career in directing, starting with the short film PARKING (Best Director Award at the Mobile Film Festival in 2014). He followed that with more award-winning shorts and two collaborations with France Inter’s WEB service – CANNES YOU HEAR (2014) and ROUGE (2015). In 2016 he developed and directed SERGEANT JAMES, his first 360° fiction (VR).
Philipp Wenning

Philipp Wenning

Germany

Philipp has studied Film- and TV directing at FAMU Prague and editing at the Filmuniversity Potsdam Babelsberg. Directing his first narrative 180° panorama film „The Imagonaut“ (premiere: Berlinale Talents International Filmfestival 2014) he startet to think outside the rectangular frame. At INVR.SPACE he is responsible for developing narrative concepts for Virtual Reality and creative postproduction workflows.
Georgy Molodtsov

Georgy Molodtsov

Russia

The director of documentary cinema and advertizing, both in classical, and in 360° format. Responsible for selection of the documentary cinema program "Free thought" on Moscow International Film Festival. One of the founders of a social project VRability and the supervisor of the Russian VR Seasons project which premiered at the 70th Cannes Film Festival.
Mikhail Antykov

Mikhail Antykov

Russia

A director of digital media, the founder and the head of Videofabrika.ru. The director of the movie "Hermitage. Virtual immersion in time and space".
Julia Leeb

Julia Leeb

Germany

Julia Leeb is a journalist, photographer and film maker specialised in the production of VR (Virtual Reality) content. She lives and works in Munich, Germany. She made two trips inside North Korea in 2012 and 2013, and she took photos that offer a glimpse into perhaps the most isolated and mysterious country in the world.
Denis Semionov

Denis Semionov

Russia

An artist, a director of virtual reality films, creative director of VR Great Gonzo Studio. He was born in Moscow and spent his childhood in Finland. Denis Semyonov attended courses in Stroganov Academy. In 2002 he entered art and graphic school of Moscow State Pedagogical University. In 2012 he received a postgraduate degree. At the same time Semyonov was engaged in the latest technologies and their application in art. Since 2014 he has worked in VR ART genre where he unites classical art and virtual reality. Denis Semyonov is one of the organizers of Russian VR Seasons project, a film festival in virtual reality format.
Natalya Severina

Natalya Severina

Russia

A producer. In 2008 she graduated from National University of Science and Technology "MISIS" as "A teacher of English", in 2009 she finished a school of journalism of RUDN University. Since 2008 Natalya Severina worked in online media (Vogue, Elle) as a translator and editor. Since 2010 she worked as an international producer on TV: NTV, MTV, Piatnitsa. Since 2014 she has been working with new media. Till 2016 Natalya was responsible for marketing and the PR in Great Gonzo Studio. Since 2017 she has been engaged in production of VR films. Severina is one of organizers of the Russian VR Seasons project.
Volia Chajkouskaya

Volia Chajkouskaya

Belarus

Producer. The head of the Norther Lights IFF.