JURY

Mike Naafs

Mike Naafs

Netherlands

Member of the Dutch Film Critic Association. He wrote reviews and columns for the biggest Dutch film journal “De Filmkrant” and currently is freelancing. He resides in Amsterdam where he works as a chef.
Dimitar Kabaivanov

Dimitar Kabaivanov

Bulgaria

Graduated from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (VITIS) in Sofia, holds a PhD in cinematography from VGIK. Currently working at the Institute of Art Studies of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences and also as a lecturer in film and television theory. Regular contributor to the periodical press and radio.
Bernard Besserglik

Bernard Besserglik

France

Film critic, scriptwriter. He has written for “The Hollywood Reporter” since 2004. A former journalist, he was a foreign correspondent in Moscow from 2000 to 2004. He also writes screenplays for cinema and television. His stage musical A NIGHT IN THE KREMLIN was performed off-offBroadway in 2009.
Natallia Ahafonava

Natallia Ahafonava

Belarus

Film expert, film critic. Holds a PhD in art history, associate professor. Senior researcher at the Center for Belarusian Culture, Language and Literature Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. Author of books on history and theory of film.
Albert Gabay

Albert Gabay

Israel

Film critic, director and producer, cinema historian and lecturer with over 30 years of experience. A graduate of the Tel Aviv University’s School of Film and Television. He is also the producer, editor and host of Israel TV Channel 1’s veteran television program dealing with cinema – “Telecinema”.