Vasily Mishchenko was born and raised on the Don in the mining village of Sholokhovskiy. In 1980 he graduated from the State Institute of Theater Arts named afterA.V. Lunacharsky (the first graduation of the course of O. Tabakov). Since 1981, he has been serving in the troupe of the Moscow Sovremennik Theater. In 1980, he starred in the film "The Rescuer" directed by Sergei Solovyov, which received an award at the Venice Film Festival. Since then, he has been actively acting in films, and since 1998 he has been engaged in film directing. In 2009, as a director, he staged the play "And in the morning they woke up" based on the unfinished story by Vasily Shukshin at the Gogol Theater. From 2015 to 2017, he was the head of the Film and Television Directing workshop at VGIK. Since 2019 - teacher at the Institute of Theater Arts named after People's Artist of the USSR I. D. Kobzon.
Anna Darmodekhina, Kazakhstan
Anna is a Kazakh producer, an expert in marketing and distribution in film and TV. She was engaged in marketing and pr-promotion in Kazakhstan of theatrical releases of Disney and Sony Pictures Entertainment, formation of strategy and branding of departments working with Kazakhstani films. Now he heads his own licensing agency "Movie Service" - the largest Kazakhstani distribution company.
Olga Stefanova, Russia
Member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation. Participant of seven expeditions to Antarctic. Spent the winter (2009 – 2010) at the Bellingshausen polar station with 54th Russian Antarctic Expedition. Winner of the Russian Geographical Society Award 2016. Author of the project for the restoration of the cemetery of polar explorers in Antarctica in 2017. Chief of the Radio Russian Arctic.
Taalaybek Kulmendeev is a Film Director, Producer from Kyrgyzstan. He was the Director of the Republican Cinema House and the Head of the "Kyrgyzfilm" National Film Production Studio, Chairman of the Filmmakers Union of Kyrgyzstan. Now he is the president of the Central Asian Association of Motion Picture Arts «Ak Ilbirs", one of the founders of the Ak Ilbirs National Film Award and Coordinator of the Oscar Selection Committee of Kyrgyzstan.
Mu Ping, China
He began his career as a correspondent for Chinese media in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. In 2010, under the leadership of Mr. Mu Ping, «Shans» International publishing Company» was founded in Beijing. Since 2015, the head office of the «Shans» International publishing company» has been located in Moscow. Over the years of presence on the market, the company has been actively developing and by 2022 has become an international group of companies with representative offices in different countries and republics. The main goal of Mr. Mu Ping is to popularize Chinese culture and introduce it to a wide Russian audience. Over the years of work in Russia, the General Director of the «Shans» International Company», Mr. Mu Ping, has won recognition in the book publishing community and made a significant contribution to the cultural dialogue between Russia and China, and has been repeatedly awarded various specialized awards. In 2022, under the leadership of Mr. Mu Ping, the Vostok Media company was founded, the main goal of which is to give the Russian audience a better understanding of modern China through the translation and subsequent distribution of Chinese television films, series, and documentaries to the Russian market.
Grigory Ranavroltyn, Russia
Connoisseur of the Chukchi language and culture,worked in the field of education and science for a total of more than 25 years. He is the editor of the Chukchi language in preparation for the publication of the Chukchi-English-Russian-French dictionary, with his participation the Russian-Chukotsky Dictionary and the Chukotka-Russian Thematic Dictionary were created. Honorary Citizen of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Badge of Merit of the ChAO; labor veteran of the Magadan region; Member of the NGO "Chychetkin Vetgav" - "Native Word", also actively participates in the media project of the RPO Association of Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka "Vetgav. Chukchi lessons.
COMPETITIONS OF SHORT FEATURE AND NON-FEATURE FILMS
President of the Guild of Producers and Organizers of the Film Process of the Union of Cinematographers of Russia, member of the Association of Cultural Managers, Head of the project "Russians in the Balkans", director of the International Orthodox Film Festival in Serbia "Strong in Spirit", organizer of international film events in the USA, Bulgaria, France, Slovenia and other countries .
Ivan Solovyov, Russia
In 2009 graduated from the acting department of VGIK (workshop of V.A. Grammatikov). Ivan's acting career includes more than 60 film and television projects. Since 2019, she has been a member of the troupe of the Theater of New Pieces. Leads an active and musical activity under the pseudonym Soloway.
Tatiana Osmanskaya, Russia
Producer of the casting platform "Tavrida.ART", the Center for Support of Artists "May", the Faculty of Producing of the Academy of Igor Krutoy. — Expert of the Academy of Igor Krutoy in the directions "Music" and "Producing"; — Expert of the TODES ACADEMY in the directions "Producing" and "Digital/SMM"; — Top expert of the RMA Business School at the Faculty of Music Business Management; — Expert of NAMM and Colisium forums in the directions "Music" and "Producing"; — Expert of the Moscow Producer Center in the direction "Music"; — Top speaker of music and dance directions of the educational forum "Tavrida.ART". Ex: PR director of the Igor Matvienko Producer Center and the Matvienko Music Academy M.A.M.A; Ex: PR director of artists: Igor Matvienko, Nikolay Rastorguev; Ex: PR director of artists: the group LYUBE, the group Ivanushki Int., the group Gorod 312, the group Fabrika, the group Korni, the group Moya Michelle; Ex: Digital producer of the Ballet and Dance Theater of Alla Dukhova TODES and clothing brand TODES WEAR; Ex: Head of Marketing at National Music Aggregator and the first Russian platform for monetization and distribution of music by indie artists FreshTunes.
Vladimir Politik, Russia
Vladimir has been working as a cinematographer and commercial operator since 2005. He took part in the filming of more than 100 projects, among which were commercials for brands such as Yandex, Beeline, Coca-Cola. Among the film projects that the cameraman took part in Vladimir's participation: Ivan the Terrible (2020), Major Grom: Plague Doctor (2021), Anna K (2022), Rev it up, Alex! New turn (2022).
Viktoriya Kavry, Russia
Currently, works as the chief librarian of the MBU of the Anadyr city district "Public Library named after Tan - Bogoraz". Lives in Anadyr. Higher education - primary school teacher. Worked at the school for 17 years. 10 years in science SVKNII FEB RAS.