President of the Jury
Director, producer, screenwriter
Russia’s top grossing filmmaker. Creator of projects such as Night and Day Watch, Irony of Fate: Continuation, Wanted. A popularizer of the screenlife format.
Main Competition Jury
American filmmaker-documentarian, received three Emmy, honorary Golden Lion from Venice film festival and an Oscar. His work is devoted primarily to exploring American institutions.
German director of narrative and documentary films, Managing Director of German Films company. An expert on Russian and Eastern bloc audiovisual markets. Producer of Khodorkovsky and Vitaly Mansky’s Under the Sun.
Russian film and theatre actress. She is the Honoured Artist of Russia. For her role in Zoology, Natalya won the Best Actress Award at Kinotavr and was nominated for Nika Awards. She appeared in Corrections Class, Winter Journey, and Conference.
American Slavicist and film expert with a focus on Russian cinema. She authored the first book about Andrei Tarkovsky in English. Professor Johnson is the Director of the Russian Program at Tufts University, Boston.
Russian and American director. His first feature film, the Brazilian Sonhos de Peixe (Fish Dreams), received the Prize of the Critic's Week in Cannes. In 2019 he released the film Give Me Liberty about Russian Jewish Immigration in Wisconsin.
American curator born in Ukrainian Chernivtsi. Graduated from the University of Southern California and worked at the arthouse venue, the Coral Gables Art Cinema. The Director of the Miami Jewish Film Festival since 2013.
Documentary Film Competition Jury
Film critic, producer
Russian film critic, editor, producer. She is the Media relations officer at the Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest. Deputy Editor-in-Chief at Kino-Teatr.ru, Secretary of the Board of the Documentary Film and Television Guild.
Russian documentary director. He graduated from the Moscow School of New Cinema, laboratory of Arthur Aristakisyan. His film The Wolf and the Seven Kids was part of the program at the Message to Man International Film Festival and DOKer Film Festival.
Chilean director and producer of narrative and documentary films. She co-founded the Mimbre Producciones company, which released films that were part of the Berlinale, IDFA, and the International Film Festival Rotterdam programs.
Russian documentary producer. In 2000, he founded the Ethnogeographic Research Foundation. He is an Executive producer of multiple projects at Arte, Rai Cinema, and Vice channels. He is a member of the Russian Geographical Society.
Narrative Short Film Competition Jury
Russian director, screenwriter, editor, composer, and member of the Shklovsky band. He authored films such as Legs Are an Atavism, Insignificant Details of the Accidental Episode, and Rag Union. He is a laureate of the Kinotavr Film Festival.
Producer of the film Outlaw, Creative director of the Chibis Production studio, and the film editor of Two Women and One War. She taught at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography, Moscow State Art and Cultural University, and Cinemotion Lab.
Victor Yan Prokofiev
Program director and curator for various Russian and international film festivals: Saint Anna, Kinoshock (2008-2016), Kurz Film Tage (Oberhausen), and Vienna Shorts (Vienna). He is a Program Director at the Central House of Cinema, Moscow.