Head of Jury, Russia
Obtained his first university degree in physics. Graduated from All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). All Abdrashitov’s films received numerous awards, including awards at international film festivals, such as Venice IFF, Berlinale, Locarno IFF, etc. People's Artist of Russia. Vice-president of Nika Award. Professor at VGIK.
Theatre and film actress. Received award for best female lead at “75 years of Odessa film studio” festival, “Mask of Gratitude” award, “Silver Crane” award, three “Golden Cross of the Stage” awards. Received Lithuanian Government Award for contribution to Lithuanian culture and art. Teaches at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.
Director of the Warsaw International Film Festival. Founder and general manager of “Warsaw Film Foundation”. Founder of “CentEast Market”. Member of European Film Academy and Polish Film Academy. Co-wrote seven books of poetry. Recorded two CDs with classical music. Played concerts in ten European countries as a member of “The Festival Band”.
Filmmaker, producer, production manager. Founder of “MaXima film” production company. Professor at the Academy of Dramatic Arts at the University of Zagreb. Member of Croatian Audiovisual Council, Board of the Producers’Union of Croatia, Croatian Filmmakers Union. From 1998 to 2000 he was vice president of Croatian Filmmakers Union.
Composer, musician, author of music pieces in various genres, including opera, symphonic, chamber and choral compositions, theatrical music, soundtracks for fiction, animation and documentary films. His music received numerous awards at Belarusian and international film festivals.