Председатель жюри, Грузия
Director, screenwriter, producer. Graduated from Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University. Chairperson of the Union of Georgian Filmmakers. Member of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. In 2002 2004 Director of the Georgian National Film Center. Received about 30 international awards. “Oscar” and “Golden Globe” nominee.
Graduated from Vilnius Pedagogical Institute and theatre school in Daugavpils. Actress in the National Academic Yanka Kupala Theatre. Honored artist of the Republic of Belarus. Awardee of international festivals.
Graduated from Stuttgart University. Worked as a film critic for radio and film magazines. Author of books on filmmakers. In 1986 2007 worked as programmer of the Munich IFF. General Secretary of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).
A member of the selection committee and a programmer in charge of Central and East Europe at the Karlovy Vary IFF. Since 2008 also works as a programmer for the Prague Short Film Festival. She had served on the juries at several international film festivals.
Graduated from Philosophy Department at Lomonosov Moscow State University. General Director at Vita Aktiva Institute of Communication. In 2009 completed training course “EURODOC” and participated in master classes “MINI EAVE Moscow” and “B’EST Tallinn”.
Председатель жюри, Канада
Produced and directed 15 independent short films while working as a journalist and film critic from 1995 until 2005. His first feature film LES ÉTATS NORDIQUES was awarded Golden Leopard at Locarno IFF. VIC+FLO SAW A BEAR won a Silver Bear at Berlinale.
Member of the San Sebastian Film Festival Selection Committee. In charge of the film programming at Cineteca theatre in Madrid. Professor of Audiovisual Communication at the Carlos III University. Taught at the Madrid Film School, Spanish universities.
Film and theatre actress. Graduated from Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy. The first Lithuanian actress named as one of the European Shooting Stars. Worked in Lithuanian, Russian and English-language films.
Producer. Head of International Department of film company STV. In 2011 participated in production training EAVE. Russian organizer of production workshop B’EST since 2012. General Manager of private fund P.O.V., which facilitates development of co production projects.
Graduated from Belarusian State Academy of Arts as a documentary film director. Director and screenwriter for more than 40 documentaries. Participant, awardee and jury member of many international film festivals. Winner of the Special Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus for people of culture and art.