Boris Nelepo is a film critic and festival programmer. He curated the retrospectives of Jacques Rivette, Želimir Žilnik, Peter von Bagh, Marlen Khutsiev, Bela Tarr, Pierre Léon, Philippe Garrel and Seijun Suzuki. He has written for a number of Russian and international publications such Séance, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Trafic, MUBI, Cinema Scope. He was named Best young critic of 2010 by the Russian Film Critics Guild. He served for official jury of Locarno film festival, Doclisboa, Mar del Plata International Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel and FICUNAM. He is the Russian film consultant for the Locarno Film Festival and Berlin Critics' Week. Now he is an artistic director of International Festival "Spirit of fire" in Khanty-Mansiysk.