President of the jury

  • Pavel Lungin

    Pavel Lungin

    Director, screenwriter and producer

    Laureate of the Cannes Film Festival, the Golden Eagle Award and the Nika Award. Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (France). Honorary member of the Russian Academy of Arts. People's Artist of the Russian Federation.

  • Alexander Mitta

    Alexander Mitta

    Film director and screenwriter

    People’s Artist of Russia, director of "The Border. Taiga Romance", "Dot, dot, comma…", "Air Crew"

  • Konstantin Fam

    Konstantin Fam

    Independent director, producer and writer

    Director of short film "Shoes" dedicated to the Holocaust remeberance. Founder of the Almanah project "Witnesses". Laureate of Russian and Foreign film awards

  • Alexander Rodnyansky

    Alexander Rodnyansky


    Producer of TV-shows and feature films, member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, founder of the first independent Ukrainian TV channel 1+1, CEO of CTC Media broadcasting company

  • Timur Weinstein

    Timur Weinstein


    General producer of the NTV television company, member of the International Academy of EMMI, Academy of Russian Television, Russian Academy of Cinematographic Arts.

Main Competition Jury

  • Julia Aug

    Julia Aug

    Theatre and film actor and director

    Laureate of the TEFI and Nika Awards. Has played more than 50 parts in different films, such as “Intimate Parts”, “The Student” and “Ekaterina”.

  • Alexander Boroda

    Alexander Boroda

    Rabbi, Public figure

    The President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, Founder and Director General of the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center, a member of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation

  • Александр Борода

    Александр Борода

    Rabbi, Public figure

    President of the Federation of Jewish Communities of Russia, General Director and founder of the Jewish Museum and Center for Tolerance, member of the Public Chamber of Russia

  • Vladimir Kott

    Vladimir Kott


    The director of the theater, cinema and TV projects "Kings of the Game", "Hunter", "Peter Leschenko" and "Carp Frozen". He directs the director's studio in VGIK

  • Artem Vasilyev

    Artem Vasilyev


    CEO of METRAFILMS Studio. Producer of such films as "Paper Soldier", "A Room and a Half", "Act of Nature", "Under the Electric Clouds", "Anna's War", "Dovlatov", "The Humorist".

  • Ekaterina Mtsitouridze

    Ekaterina Mtsitouridze

    Film expert, TV presenter

    Russian TV presenter, film expert & critic, editor-in-chief of "Variety Russia" magazine, head of ROSKINO, film expert of the First Channel, SPIMF’s concept creator and general producer

  • Екатерина Мцитуридзе

    Екатерина Мцитуридзе

    Film expert, TV presenter

    Russian TV presenter, film expert & critic, editor-in-chief of "Variety Russia" magazine, head of ROSKINO, film expert of the First Channel, SPIMF’s concept creator and general producer

  • Brett Ratner

    Brett Ratner


    American filmmaker, producer, screenwriter and actor. Best movies: "Red Dragon", "Rush hour", "Family man", "Twenty-one", "Woody Allen". Is the CEO and co-founder of RatPac Entertainment

  • Nigina Sayfullaeva

    Nigina Sayfullaeva

    Director and screenwriter

    Russian film director, screenwriter and producer. The creator of such films as "About love. Only for adults", "What is my name", "Loyalty".

  • Elena Khazanova

    Elena Khazanova


    Has created multiple films in Switzerland, France and Russia. Her works include "Love Express", "Game of Words. Translator for the Oligarch" (fr. “La traductrice”), "Sam" and "Petrushka Syndrome" based on the novel by Dina Rubina.

  • Larisa Maliukova

    Larisa Maliukova

    Film critic

    A critic, a candidate of art criticism, a columnist for Novaya Gazeta, and the author of articles in magazines: The Art of Cinema, The Session, The Theater, The Soviet Film, The Soviet Screen, Ogonek, etc.

  • Stephen Mao

    Stephen Mao


    Stephen Mao is an American film producer and President of Studio Mao a film production, distribution, and finance company.

  • Alisa Khazanova

    Alisa Khazanova

    Actress of theater and cinema, director

    As an actor performed in theatres “Praktika”, “Polyteatr” and "Chateau de Fantomas", took part in projects of the Texture International Festival and the Diaghilev Festival. In 2016 wrote, directed and performed in a feature film “Shards” in New York

  • Jacqueline Semha Gmach

    Jacqueline Semha Gmach

    Jewish activist, writer

    Author of From Bomboloni to Bagel: A Story of Two Worlds. A board member of San Diego Organizations, Anti-Defamation League, Agency for Jewish Education, American Technion Society, etc. She is a project director of USC Shoah Foundation.

  • Nick Holdsworth

    Nick Holdsworth

    Journalist, film critic

    Writer, journalist and filmmaker with 25 years’ experience of covering Russian and Eastern European affairs.

  • Igor Ugolnikov

    Igor Ugolnikov

    Actor, producer, director, screenwriter

    Honored Artist of the Russian Federation. The author of ideas, general producer, director and screenwriter of films "Brest Fortress", "Battalion" and "WWI, World War One" and many others.

  • Sergey Mokritskiy

    Sergey Mokritskiy

    Director, operator, screenwriter

    Director of "Teachers’ Day", "Battle for Sevastopol"

  • Nikita Lavretski

    Nikita Lavretski


    Nikita Lavretski made his feature film debut with ‘Belarusian Psycho’ which received the Best Belarusian Film Award at the 2015 Minsk International Film Festival Listapad. His 2019 feature ‘Sasha's Hell’ was selected by Moscow International Film Festival.

  • Svetlana Ustinova

    Svetlana Ustinova


    Theatre and film actress, producer, scriptwriter. Graduated Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, with Vladimir Grammatikov as professor. In 2018 she was accepted to Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre's troupe.

Documentary Film Competition Jury

  • Artyom Vitkin

    Artyom Vitkin

    Screenwriter, director, producer

    Creator of films “Kaddish”, “The Dawns Here Are Quiet …”, “The Green Carriage” and “Pure Art”. He participated actively in Jewish youth life in moscow in 90s and 2000s.

  • Sofia Kapkova

    Sofia Kapkova

    Producer, Cultural figure

    Director of the Documentary film center, general director of the documentary film festival "Center", producer of documentaries and television projects

  • Александр Котт

    Александр Котт

    Director, screenwriter, producer

    The creator of such films and television series as "Convoy PQ-17", "Yolki-2", "Yolki-3", "The Other Side of the Moon", "Brest Fortress", "Test". The winner of numerous film festivals, the owner of the Special Prize of the Berlin Film Festival of 200, the nominee for the European Film Academy Awards, the Golden Eagle and Nika

  • Vladimir Alenikov

    Vladimir Alenikov


    Soviet and Russian film director. Creator of "The Drayman and the King", “The Adventures of Petrov and Vasechkin, Usual and Incredible”, “Princess' War”, “God's Smile or an Odessa Story". Honored Art Worker of Russia

  • Yevgeny Gindilis

    Yevgeny Gindilis


    Russian film and tv producer. A member of the European Film Academy and Kinosouyz. He is the Head of CentEast Moscow; Executive Director of the Red Square Screenings film market. Co-Founder of Kinopoisk film market. General producer of TVINDIE Film Production.

  • Dmitry Litvinov

    Dmitry Litvinov


    CEO of Planeta Inform communication group, publisher of Booker’s Bulletin and “Kinomekhanik Segodnya” periodical

  • Georgy Molodtsov

    Georgy Molodtsov


    Director, producer and VR content expert. Board member of the Russian Documentary Guild. As director and creative director at the Social Advertising Laboratory he implemented more than thirty social-issue campaigns.

  • Denis Kataev

    Denis Kataev

    Journalist, film critic

    Journalist, host of the information service, as well as programs "Artificial selection" and "Lectures" on the Rain TV channel.

Narrative Short Film Competition Jury

  • Kirill Vasilyev

    Kirill Vasilyev


    Director of the film "Well, Hello, Oksana Sokolova," the TV series "Fitness." The winner of the film festival “Koroche” 2016.

  • Ruslan Sorokin

    Ruslan Sorokin

    Writer and produccer

    Author of scripts to various top TV series as "The Backside of the Moon", "Major" and "Big Difference"

  • Arkady Ukupnik

    Arkady Ukupnik

    Composer, pop singer, actor, music producer

    Producer of technopop band Car-Man, one of creators of the World Jazz Festival, Honored Artist of the Russian Federation.

  • Aleksey Ageev

    Aleksey Ageev


    Producer of "The Queen of Spades: Black Rite", "Shapito-show", "Indigo", "DuhLess" and TV shows "Zaytsev +1", "Adulteries", "Cool guys"

  • Dmitry Astrakhan

    Dmitry Astrakhan

    Film and theatre director, actor, producer

    Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation, Member of the Public Council of the Russian Jewish Congress

  • Yanna Buryak

    Yanna Buryak


    Founder of the Mimesis film company and co-founder of the distribution company VOSTOK. Mimesis' most successful films are: Fedor's Journey Through Moscow At The Turn Of The XXI Century and "Milk".

  • Ilya Bachurin

    Ilya Bachurin


    Vice-president of ceremonies in the Olympics Organizing Committee 2014, creative producer of the World Festival of Youth and Students 2017, Chairman of the TransformNation Film Awards Organizing Committee, owner of “Klever” production company

  • Dmitry Yakunin

    Dmitry Yakunin


    Director of the Youth Center of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, Secretary of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, General Producer of the All-Russian Project "Short Film’s Day", Director of the Moscow Film Festival "Budem Zhit".

  • Makar Kozhukhov

    Makar Kozhukhov

    Distributor, Producer

    Independent producer, distributor and media manager