KazakhstanBorn 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.
BelarusFilm 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”.
Russia, UzbekistanDirector, writer, artist and producer. In 1986 he graduated from the scriptwriting department of VGIK. From 1990 to 2004. Director of "Uzbekfilm". Honored Arttist of Uzbekistan (2001). Participant and winner of a great number of Russian and foreign festivals.
Nerina T. Kocjančič
SloveniaAuthor of film reviews for newspapers and magazines, writes books about Slovenian cinema.
Since 1995 she works at the Slovenian Film Centre promoting Slovenian films. Since 2005 represents the Slovenian Film Centre in the EFP. Member of the European Film Academy.