Russia / Chairman of the jury

Director, screenwriter, producer

1998 graduated All-Union State Institute of Cinematography. Member of Russian Filmmakers Union and Russian filmmakers Guild, board member of Russian non-feature filmmakers Guild, chairman of the State Certifying Commission of All-Union State Institute of Cinematography. CEO of Studio «Vstrecha». Main director of the directorate of Documentary film Public Company «Channel One». Winner of national awards LAVR, TEFI, nominee of film awards NIKA, Golden Eagle, White Elephant, winner of the Grand Prix, international and all-russian festivals. Some of her works: Two and one (1999), Afterburner (2001), Clown`s family (2003), Kostya Dzu. To be the first! (2004), Timur. Story of the last flight (2005), Passion for Solonitsyn (2006), Vladimir Vysotskiy and Marina Vlady. The last kiss (2008), Gagarin`s smile (2009), Life is always specific (2011), Who is this Kusturica? (2013), Afterburner. Return (2016), Witnesses of Love (2018) and others.


Germany / jury member

Documentary director, teacher of cinema and media courses in Cologne Academy of Arts

Studied sculpture and experimental cinema in Berlin University of Arts. Since the late 80-es has been working with multimedia and cinema projects. 1994 founded a family film studio BüchnerFilmProductions. Together with her brother Tobias Buchner makes and produces films in Europe. Since 2001 member of selection Committee of the short films Festival OberhausenShortFilmDays. In addition to the work of the director teaches film and media courses in different universities, currently in Bauhaus University Weimar and the FilmArche in Berlin.


Japan / jury member


Was born in Yokohama 1943, graduated Meiji University in Tokyo. Since 1966 worked for a distribution company Nippon Herald Co, was engaged in advertising and distribution of such films as «War and Peace» and «Dersu Uzala». 1981 founded the PIONIWA Company – cinematographic training studio for youth and pupils, movie rental studio for higher school students.


Russia / jury member

Documentary and TV director, Member of Russian non-feature films and TV Guild

Documentary and TV director, member of Russian non-feature films and TV Guild. Winner of different Russian and foreign documentary film Festivals. 2007 graduated All-Union State Institute of Cinematography n.a. S. Gerasimov, Victor Man`s and Marina Babak`s scientific cinema and multimedia directing workshop. Since 2009 to present director of cyclic TV program «Documentary Camera» on TV channel «Kultura». 2015-2017 – senior editor for the selection of Russian documentary films WGTRK «Kultura». Since 2010 to present – selector of documentary programs for the International Film Festival «Luchezarniy Angel», since 2014 – for the Festival «Rendezvous with Russia», since 2018 – for the Festival «The Hero». Since 2016 teacher of children cinema school «Cinema and TV school AURUM». Since 2017 – author and leading of cinema club «AKTUALNO.DOK»


Russia / jury member

Actress, radio host, teacher

Soviet and Russian actress, famous for the film Our person in San-Remo, Nicknamed Beast, Love, The mafia is immortal and other. Member of Russian Filmmakers Union and Russian actors Guild. Currently lives in Irkutsk, leads a popular radio show, acts, teaches in All Union State Institute of Cinematography, Irkutsk Branch.


Great Britain-Russia / jury member

International expert on environmental issues

One of the founders and an activist of environmental NGO Baikal Wave. She was born in Bombay (India), 1970 graduated Keele University (Great Britain), some years worked as a volunteer-teacher in Nigeria (Africa). 1974 came to USSR by invitation of Irkutsk Linguistic Institute and stayed live in Irkutsk.

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