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”.