Marina Razbezhkina
Chairperson of the International Jury
Film director, screenwriter, producer. Co-founder and chief of Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov's School of Documentary Theater and Film. Winner of the Lavr national documentary award, member of the FilmUnion, the Nika Russian Film Academy, the European Film Academy. She has directed over thirty documentaries and two fiction features. Some of the titles in her filmography are Concert by Request (1991), Harvest Time (2004), Yar (2007), Optical Axis (2013).
Alin Taşçıyan
Leading Turkish film critic, ex-president of FIPRESCI. Born in 1969 in Istanbul. She graduated from the University of Istanbul with a BA in journalism and public relations (1991). She worked for the Milliyet Art Review and the Milliyet daily newspaper from 1992 for sixteen years as correspondent, film critic and editor. Meanwhile, she made various cinema programs for the Turkish Radio and Television (TRT 2) cultural channel. Alin writes for websites and She has been an advisor and programmer for many film festivals in Turkey and served in several national and international film festival juries, including Cannes Film Festival, IFFR, Berlinale, Venice International Film Festival and many others. President of the European Film Academy. She served as the Vice President (two terms) and the President (two terms) of FIPRESCI - International Federation of Film Critics between 2010-2018. She was elected the Deputy General Secretary in 2018.
Arvo Iho
Film director, cinematographer, photographer and professor. Born in 1949 in Rakvere (Estonia). Graduated from VGIK's cinematography program in 1976. In 1977-78 he interned on the set of Andrey Tarkovsky's Stalker. Iho directed six feature-length fiction films, including Well, Come On, Smile (1985), The Birdwatcher (1987), The Sister of Mercy (1991), The Heart of the Bear (2001); he also worked on forty-some fiction and documentary films as a screenwriter, director, cinematographer and producer. He taught photography and directing in a number of film schools and universities. Member of the European Film Academy. Winner of the USSR State Award, member of Estonia's Order of the White Star, winner of multiple awards at international film festivals.
Géza Morcsányi
Hungarian playwright, translator, professor, and actor, expert in Russian culture. Born in 1952 in Budapest. Graduated with a degree in economy from Corvinus University of Budapest. Morcsányi worked as a playwright in several theaters, edited the educational Interpress Magazine, managed the Magvető publishing house for twenty years as its director, after which he took charge of editorial group Líra Könyv Zrt. He translated many works by Anton Chekhov, Nikolay Gogol, Maksim Gorky, Isaak Babel, Lyudmila Ulitskaya, Mikhail Bulgakov and other authors from Russian into Hungarian. In November 2010, he was awarded the Pro Cultura Hungaro-Russica prize. He made a film debut in 2017 as the lead male in Ildikó Enyedi's film On Body and Soul, which was nominated for the Academy Award in the Best Film in a Foreign Language category.
Milan Maric
Actor, born in Belgrade in 1990. Graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade, Department of Acting, in 2013. Immediately after graduation he became the member of ensemble Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade. Filmography: The Man Who Defended Gavrilo Princip (2014), A Good Wife (2016), Santa Maria della Salute (2016), Humidity (2016), Dovlatov (2018).