Director, cinematographer. Graduated from Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre. Her films MY FRIEND BORIS NEMTSOV and WHITE MAMA won awards at international film festivals (Krakow IFF, Message to Man IFF and others).
Freelance author, film critic, journalist, festival collaborator (Zagreb IFF, ZagrebDox IDFF, Animafest). Cooperates with several magazines, websites and national radio programs. Regularly reports from various IFFs. Contributor to NISI MASA publications.
Film producer and screenwriter. Two-time First Prize recipient of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival. Jury member for the Chinese Film Media Awards (2011, 2013), My French Film Festival (2013), and Forward Future Section of Beijing IFF (2018). Co-writer of the Ash by Li Xiaofeng (2017), part of the Youth on the March Competition at the Minsk IFF Listapad.
Artist, director. Author of feature and documentary films, cinematic portraits, “political landscapes” in motion as well as works which don’t fall within traditional genres (experimental cinema, video-art, etc.). Participant of international film festivals.
Journalist, movie reviewer. Graduated from the Faculty of Journalism, BSU, where she studied international journalism and political science. Works as an editor at AFISHA.TUT.BY. Author of hundreds of reviews for Belarusian and Russian print and online media.
Head of Jury, Russia
Obtained his first university degree in physics. Graduated from All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). All Abdrashitov’s films received numerous awards, including awards at international film festivals, such as Venice IFF, Berlinale, Locarno IFF, etc. People's Artist of Russia. Vice-president of Nika Award. Professor at VGIK.
Head of Jury, Mexico
Producer. Head of production of the Mexican Film Institute (IMCINE) that runs the FOPROCINE fund and the Mexican National Film Commission. Producer of “Eisenstin En Guanajuato” (“Eisenstein in Guanajuato”), “Liwa Mairin”, “Tropical Carmine”, “The Naked Room”, “Tijuana, Sonidos Del Nortec”(“ Tijuana, the Sound of Nortec”).
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.
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”.
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.