Pascale Ramonda is a festival agent from France, who actively supports independent films. She has more than a 15-years’ experience of work in the international film industry. Observation of market development helped her to make way for a great amount of art house films. In 2010, Pascale Ramonda founded her own company for promotion and distribution of independent films. She worked with films of such maestros as Guy Maddin, Jafar Panahi, and George Ovashvili.
Renata Santoro is a film researcher and programmer (or selector) for Giornate degli Autori - Venice Film Festival. She is a jury member of various film forums, as a lecturer she specializes in the sphere of audio-visual education.
Daria Yurkevich is a graduate of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts and a French school Le Fresnoy, candidate of the University of Paris VIII, she is writing a Ph.D. thesis on modern art, makes feature films and documentaries. Films by Daria Yurkevich are participants and awardees of prestigious international film festivals, including the Minsk IFF: her feature film Mamie, Darya et la chèvre in 2014 and documentary Christ’s Easter («Пасха Христова») in 2015 received National Competition Diplomas.
Film critic. Member of the editorial board of the online magazine Cineticle. Is published in a number of publications. Coordinator of the short film festival Cinema Perpetuum Mobile, organizer and participant of a number of cultural events.
Film critic, lecturer and scriptwriter. Studied at Academy of Arts (Bratislava) and Charles University (Prague). She worked as an editor in Slovak and Czech periodicals. Programming director at Art FF in Košice. Member of Slovak Club of Film Jurnalists.
Journalist, film critic and programmer. Has written for several magazines, works extensively in radio. Founding editor at The Thinking Eye. After being Artistic Director of the Guadalajara IFF, she works with several film institutions in Latin America.
Co-editor of the East European Film Bulletin, an online journal on Central, Eastern and South-Eastern European film. He studied philosophy in Berlin, Berkeley and Munich, and is currently preparing a PhD project on epistemology.
Freelancer film critic. Author of reviews, essays and interviews on film in periodicals and magazines. Assistant Professor with PhD in Communication, gives lectures in Hungarian colleges and universities. Co-editor, publisher and author of several books about film.
Born in northern Kazakhstan in 1984. Graduated from the Petropavlovsk College of Arts with a degree in acting, then studied at the acting department of GITIS. Winner of the Best Actress Award for the film AYKA at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
Film critic, journalist, host of film screenings. Born and grew up in Minsk. Writes about cinema for a number of Belarusian editions. Currently, editor-in-chief of the National Film Studio “Belarusfilm”.