Jury
Boris Nelepo
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.
Evgeny Gusyatinskiy
Evgeny Gusyatinskiy (1983, Moscow) graduated from VGIK (Russian State Institute of Cinematography) and following his studies worked as a film critic and journalist for a range of Russian media. He worked as an editor of Film Art Monthly (Iskusstvo Kino), the oldest film magazine in Europe, and lectured at Princeton University and The New School in New York. He is a member of the selection committee of Kinotavr Film Festival and compiles programmes for the Moscow's Pioner Cinema. Since 2011 he has been working as a programmer of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, selecting films from Russia, CIS countries, Eastern Europe, German-speaking countries, as well as from Greece and Israel. As a programmer of IFFR, he curated the first ever complete retrospectives of Kira Muratova and Jan Němec, and also organized several thematic programs including an exhibition. A frequent writer on films, he continues to contribute to various Russian and foreign publications on arts and culture.


Victor Alimpiev
Victor Alimpiev was born in Moscow in 1973. He graduated from the Art School of Memory of 1905, and the New Art Strategies at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Moscow. Today Victor Alimpiev is one of the most interesting and distinguished figures in contemporary Russian art. His works are included in the collections of such important Russian and Western museums and foundations as the National Center for Contemporary Arts, the Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou, MuHKA, MART-Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Rovereto, Cultural Foundation EKATERINA, Contemporary City Foundation, the Nicola Trussardi Foundation, Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation. He participated in the 2nd and 5th Moscow Biennale, the 4th Berlin Biennale and the Venice Biennale in 2003 and 2013.
Ekaterina Chuchalina
Master of Arts in Visual Culture (City University of London). Curator and program director of the VAC Foundation, has been working in the fund since its establishment in 2009; Supervised Russian artists solo projects - Mikhail Tolmachev, Arseniy Zhilyaev, Kirill Glushchenko, "Laboratory of Urban Fauna" formation exhibitions, along with group exhibitions in Moscow and Venice.
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