Head of Jury, Belarus
Head of Museum of the Belarusian Cinema History. Graduated Belarusian State University. Finished postgraduate study at Institute Of Study Of Arts, Ethnography And Folklore of National Academy of Sciences. Author of articles on current trends in cinematography and history of Belarusian cinematic legacy. Co-author of catalogue “All of Belarusian films”.
Film theorist, film critic, the director of National film Centre of Latvia. Graduated from VGIK in 1992. She is Dr.Art and the lecturer of Riga Stradins University. Author of five books dedicated to film history. Participant of different international juries. Her main passion is the history of the world cinema as well the film education.
Born in Halle (Saale), East Germany. Studied chemistry, economics and philosophy/aesthetics; graduation in 1983 (Doctor of Economics). Freelance writer, publisher and festival organizer (one of the founders of the Cottbus film festival). Works in several projects, among them children’s and youth film festival “Schlingel” in Chemnitz.