Jury of fiction feature films – Diego Fandos (Spain).
Diego Fandos is a Spanish filmmaker. Originally a journalist (University of Navarra), Diego has written and directed TV commercials, documentaries and the feature “Cosmos”, presented in the San Sebastian Film Festival and released in 2008. His last two shorts -“Under Pressure” (2014) and “Aurora” (2017)- have been selected and awarded in more than 60 festivals around the world. “Lemon Loves” (2015, Ediciones Eunate), a collection of short stories, was his first book. And the second one has just been released in Amazon: “Writing for Short Film. In the Hollywood style; in the European way” (2019).
Jury of fiction feature films – director, screenwriter, producer, member of Asia Pacific Screen Academy Дмитрий Давыдов (Russia).
Dmitrii Davydov was born in the village of Amga of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia), Russia. The village is located in the Far North of Russian Arctic. After high school graduation, he studied at the Pedagogical Institute, where he received the education of primary school teacher. 13 years he worked in school, he worked as a teacher, psychologist, organizer of children after class activities, later on he became a headmaster of the local school.
Working at the school, he created a teenagers´ club; there they began to shoot different videos, small amateur video clips. At that time, Dmitry´s interest in filmmaking raised. His intentions were to become a professional filmmaker.
Not having a cinematographic education, in 2014 he made a feature film “Bonfire”. The film was shot with own resources, without state or other support. For more than two years, the film was in the postproduction stage. In 2016, the film premiered at the Busan International Film Festival in South Korea. Today the film continues active participation in international film festivals.
Dmitrii shows a desire to continue working in cinematography at the professional level. Currently he is preparing his new film, the production of which he plans to start in 2019. At the same time, he is open to new proposals, shows a desire to work in cooperation with other filmmakers and to engage in the implementation of joint projects.
Jury of short and medium length fiction films – director, screenwriter, producer Maxime Feyers (Belgium).
His first short film as a director, ‘Come What May’, released in 2012, was programmed in more than 50 festivals around the world (Los Angeles, Shanghai, Busan, Raindance, Brussels, Paris,…) and broadcast on FR3 (French TV), RTBF (Belgian TV) and Japanese tv.
He also directed one episode (52’) of the Japanese TV Docu-series ‘Rendez-vous à Paris’.
CALAMITY, his second short film, released in 2017 and directed with Séverine De Streyker was selected in more than 260 festivals (Moscow, Tallinn, Los Angeles, Sao Paulo, Seoul, Hong Kong, BFI Flare London, Gent,…) and received 90 awards. It was broadcast on more than 7 tv channels worldwide (Canal+, TV5 Monde…) and was a nominee for Belgium’s most prestigious awards, ‘Les Magritte du Cinéma 2019’.
Maxime also produced and co-produced many short films from 2011 to 2019, among which Marlon, by Jessica Palud, nominated at French Cesars 2018.
He is also an actor for shorts, features, theatre plays and commercials.
Maxime is now working on his first feature film.
A member of the Fiction Film Jury (Short and Medium length films) – director, screenwriter, producer Daria Vlasova (Russia).
Daria graduated from VGIK directing workshop in 2014.
Daria’s short film “Anesthesia” (2013) was included in the program of the main world short film festival Clermont-Ferrand (France).
The film “Freemasons” (2015) received the Guild of Film Critics’ Prize at Kinotavr.
The short film “Milk” (2017) participated in the Berlinale program, and also received the Guild of Film Critics prize at the Kinotavr.
Daria collaborates as a director and screenwriter with the film companies “Comedy Club”, “Art Pictures”, “Wednesday”, etc.
A member of the Fiction Film Jury (Short and Medium length films) – theater and film actress Аня Дразнина (Belarus).
Anna graduated from SPBGATI in 2016 (Workshop by L.V. Gracheva, V.M. Filshtinsky), works in the Social-Arts Theater, collaborates with Playground 51, TNT-Production.
In April, the premiere of the play “Smoke” based on the novel by Turgenev, in which Anna plays one of the main roles, took place on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theater.
For her film roles, Anna was awarded prizes for the best actress of film festivals in Valencia, Chelyabinsk, etc.
A member of the Fiction Film Jury (Short and Medium length films) – director, screenwriter, producer Артур Сухонин (Arthur Sukhonin) (Russia).
Arthur was born in May, the 10th, in 1988 in Moscow region. After the school was studying in a technical school of space instrument engineering (ungraduated), in the college of candy manufacture (graduated). During that years he came to the conclusion: the only thing I want to do – is the creation. Was studying two years in Literary Institute “Maxim Gorky”, at the Sergey Esin’s seminar, but decided to pass from prose to the cinema. Was trying to enter the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (aka VGIK) to the film directorial faculty, from 2009 till 2014 studied in the Workshop of Vladimir Menshov and Vladimir Tumaev.
2016 – The Cradle (more than 30 selection, 7 awards)
2013 – The FreeFly Second
2011 – Offline
Member of the Animation Film Jury – director, art director Галина Голубева (Russia).
Galina graduated with honors from the Gorky Palekh Art School with a degree in Decorative Applied Arts and Folk Crafts. Galina came to the animation in 2003.
For 13 years, Galina worked as an artist, production designer at the Pilot studio.
After finishing the course of directing at Experimental Youth Association at Soyuzmultfilm Studios, in 2017, Galina’s directorial debut was released at Soyuzmultfilm’s studio, “And How Are Our Cosmonauts,” which won a number of awards at international film festivals including the award for the Best Russian animation of Russian Indie Film Festival 2018.
Now Galina as a director finishes work on her second film “Mirror”.
Member of the Animation Film Jury – director, art director Kiana Naghshineh (Germany)
Telling Stories, creating worlds & bringing characters to life are Kiana’s passion and expertise.
In 2011 – 2017 Kiana studied animation at the Filmakademie Baden – Württemberg, where she realised several award winning shortfilms and worked on many projects as an animator, concept artist and art director.
Kiana’s graduation animation shortfilm AUGENBLICKE – a blink of an eye won Prix Jury Jeune Brussels Short Film Festival 2018, Special Mention ITFS Int.Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart 2018, 2nd Prize International Competition Monstronale 2018, best animation Short Filmfest Hochschule Offenburg, Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2018,
Animafest Zagreb 2018, Animatricks Filmfestival 2018. And Kiana has got the FINALIST BAFTA student film awards 2018, Los Angeles selection.
Now Kiana works as a director, concept artist and animator for several studios.