Director, screenwriter, producer, artistic director AU RS (I) GC «Sahafilm», Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the Board of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, member of the National Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Russia «Golden Eagle», member of the Russian Academy of Cinematographic Arts «Nika». He was at the origins of the creation of a film industry in Yakutia. In 1990, he organized the creative association «Severfilm» in the republic and was appointed its artistic director (from 1990 to 2005). In 1992, on its basis, he achieved the creation of the state national film company «Sahafilm».
Andrey Apostolov, Russia
Editor-in-chief of Lenfilm Film Studio, teacher of VGIK and MVSHSEN («Shaninka»), program director of the Gorky Festival and Window to Europe film festival.
Egor Moskvitin, Russia
Film critic, writes about cinema for the «Rules of Life», «RBC», «Afisha» and others and talks about it on «Autoradio» and «Culture». He teaches at the Moscow Film School and Creative Writing School. Egor programs the festivals «Pilot», «One Sixth» and «Horror Fest» and the section «Wild Nights» at the MIFF.
Yuan Li, China
Deputy Secretary General of the Chinese Children's Film Association, programmer of the Chinese International Children's Film Festival and co-production producer. During her studies, she participated in a number of Hollywood productions, including «The Painted Veil» and «Mission Impossible III». She worked at China Film Animation and then as an art producer at an outsourced game company. Since 2011, she started working at the Chinese International Children's Film Festival, where she currently holds the position of program director (the key programmer).
Kanat Torebay, Kazakhstan
Film producer, Honored Worker of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Executive Director of the Union of Cinematographers of Kazakhstan, NETPAC member, Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of the NAO «State Center for Support of National Cinema» (GTSPNK).
Behrouz Shoaibi, Iran
Director, screenwriter, producer. Author of the films «The corridor», «No prior appointment», «The axing». Winner of the St. George prize at the Moscow International Film Festival for the film «Without Prior Arrangement».
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Director, screenwriter, producer, director of the Central House of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, member of the Guild of Screenwriters of Cinema and Television, teacher of the production faculty of VGIK. She worked in the creative association «Screen», editor of the TV program «Modern History» (NTV), editor for the selection of documentaries on the TV channel «Zvezda». Since 2008 – General Director and producer of the Golden Ribbon Studio. Author of more than 20 documentaries.
Ivan Semikletov, Russia
Director, host of the radio station «Blizzard», host of radio programs about the cinema «Full-lenght films» and «About cinema».
Ksenia Surkova, Russia
Actress of theater and cinema, creative producer. In 2010 she graduated from VGIK, acting faculty, workshop of I. N. Yasulovich. Collaborated with the center of drama «Rodina» and the Theater «Center of Drama and Directing» of A. Kazantsev. She played in the play «Snegurochka» by Oleg Dolin at the Theater of Nations, as well as in films and TV series such as: «Temporary Difficulties», «Olga», «Crisis of tender age», etc.
Guo Xuyian, China
Producer, screenwriter, distributor. He received a bachelor's degree in Film, Television and Media from the University of Auckland (New Zealand). Producer of the films «Gold Rush» (dir. Tiger Miller), «Trip to the Island» (dir: Wang Chun), «Destiny Express» (dir. Lifei) and others. Mentor of graduate students at the London Film School.