Jury

Viktor Kopytko

Viktor Kopytko

Belarus

Composer, musician, author of music pieces in various genres, including opera, symphonic, chamber and choral compositions, theatrical music, soundtracks for fiction, animation and documentary films. His music received numerous awards at Belarusian and international film festivals.
Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson

Iceland

Actor, scriptwriter, producer. Graduated from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts in 1990. Has an extensive experience in theatre. Received People's Choice Award for Best European Actor for his role in “Englar alheimsins” (“Angels of the Universe”) at European Film Awards. Received seven “Edda“ Awards (Icelandic film prize) for the best actor.
Petr Shepotinnik

Petr Shepotinnik

Russia

Born in 1956. In 1978 graduated from All-Russian State University of Cinematography. From 1979 to 1998 worked in “Iskusstvo Kino” (“Art of Cinema”) magazine. Directed numerous documentaries about people in art. Member of “TEFI” and “Nika Award”. Awardee of international and Russian TV and film festivals. Author of novel “Stereo” (prepressing stage).
Artchil Khetagouri

Artchil Khetagouri

Head of Jury, Georgia

Documentary filmmaker, director of CinéDOC Tbilisi IFF. Studied at Film and Television Academy in Amsterdam. Award-winner of international film festivals, including Visions du Réel IFF and Rhodes Film Festival, etc. Founder of ”Noosfera Foundation” that manages projects like “Cinemobile Caucasus”; “DocStories Black Sea”, “Documentary Mondays”.
Yuri Goroulev

Yuri Goroulev

Belarus

Born in 1944. Graduated from the film-engineering department of the Leningrad Institute of Film Engineers in 1971 and from the camera department of the Film Institute VGIK in 1982. As a director made 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”.
Marianna Kaat

Marianna Kaat

Estonia

Internationally awarded producer and documentary director. Graduated from the St.Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy with a PhD. Founder of “Baltic Film Production” (BFP). Lecturer at Tallinn University, guest tutor at numerous workshops, film schools and universities outside Estonia. Co-founder of Estonian Documentarians Guild.
Boris Shulman

Boris Shulman

Sweden

Born in Odessa, lived in Kiev, studied computer science in Moscow. Since 1992 lives in Sweden. Now works as the Director of Acquisition and Distribution in “Maywin Films AB” (Sweden).
Tatiana Tursunova

Tatiana Tursunova

Russia

Head of the International Affairs Department at All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). Graduated from VGIK. Worked as a script editor for the National Film & TV Center for Youth. Guest lecturer to the School of Theatre, Film & TV, UCLA, and Washington State University. Visiting Professor of Bejing Film Academy – Modern Creative Media College.
Heidi Gronauer

Heidi Gronauer

Head of Jury, Italy

Director of ZeLIG school for documentary, television and new media. Head of the European Media training project for filmmakers of social-awareness documentaries and cross-media projects “ESoDoc”. Member of EFA, the selection committee of the Trento Filmfeestival and of the board of directors of the Italian Doc Screenings IDS.
Aleksandra Derewienko

Aleksandra Derewienko

Great Britain

Obtained Master Degrees in Psychology at Jagiellonian University, in Film And TV Production Organization in National Film School in Lodz. Studied “MEGA” course in Media Business School in Spain. Currently works in “Taskovski Films” as sales & delivery coordinator for Eastern European, Far East and Asian territories.