JURY

Bence Fliegauf

Bence Fliegauf

Head of Jury, Hungary

Writer, director, production and sound designer. His movie MILKY WAY (2007) won Locarno’s Golden Leopard. The JUST THE WIND (2012) received the Jury Grand Prize at the Berlinale and his latest movie LILY LANE (2016) won the Golden Olive Tree of Lecce.
Yuri Goroulev

Yuri Goroulev

Head of Jury, Belarus

Graduated from the film-engineering department of the Leningrad Institute of Film Engineers and from the camera department of VGIK. Directed about 40 documentaries. The winner of the State Prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus “For spiritual Revival”. Organizer and director of the IFF of Christian films and TV programs “Magnificat”.
Andrei Zagdansky

Andrei Zagdansky

Head of Jury, USA

An independent producer, documentary filmmaker. Graduated from Kyiv Theatre, Cinema and Television University. Worked at Kievnauchfilm production studio. Since 1992 has been living and working in US. Host of authorial program on Radio Liberty. Awardee of international film festivals.
Ludmila Saenkova

Ludmila Saenkova

Head of Jury, Belarus

Graduated from the faculty of journalism of BSU and from the department of film studies of VGIK. Head of the department of literary and art criticism of the Institute of Journalism of BSU. Holds a PhD in philology, associate professor. Film critic. Author of two books on the MIFF “Listapad”.
Kai S. Pieck

Kai S. Pieck

Head of Jury, Germany

Writer and director. For a long time worked in the field of puppetry, held several exhibitions with self-made
puppets and wrote a book about making nd manipulating marionettes. Co-founder of the first Super8 movie theatre of Germany in Hannover.
Edvinas Pukšta

Edvinas Pukšta

Lithuania

Senior programmer of the Vilnius IFF. A former member of the Film Board at the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture (2008-2012). Attends 15-17 film festivals around the globe per year. Jury member in various IFF such as Cannes, Busan, Berlin, Wroclaw, Transilvania, Plsen, Bucharest.
Riina Sildos

Riina Sildos

Estonia

Producer, head of the production company “Amrion”. As the former Head of Estonian Film Foundation has extensive knowledge and experience in international financing and marketing. National representative of Estonia at EAVE, head of B’EST training program, member of the European Film Academy.
Sergej Stanojkovski

Sergej Stanojkovski

Croatia

Graduated from the Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). His first feature film KONTAKT (2005) was selected as the Macedonian entry for “Oscar”. Director of “Avvantura Film Festival & Matchmaking” – the first international film festival in Croatia that focuses on European co-productions.
Rusudan Glurjidze

Rusudan Glurjidze

Georgia

Graduated from the Tbilisi State University and Shota Rustaveli Theatre and Film University. Producer and art director of Cinetech Film Production. Her first feature film THE HOUSE OF OTHERS (2016) won the Grand Prix at the Karlovy Vary IFF and was selected as the Georgian entry for “Oscar”.
Erez Pery

Erez Pery

Head of Jury, Israel

Filmmaker, curator and scholar. Senior lecturer at the School of Audio and Visual Arts at the Sapir Academic College. Artistic director of the Cinema South IFF in Sderot. His first feature length film THE INTERROGATION (2016) was screened in many film festivals.
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