Marina Razbezhkina

President of the Jury

Winner of numerous prestigious awards including festivals in Thessaloniki, Moscow, Jeonju, and Chicago, as well as the Laurel Award.

Pyotr Fyodorov

Star of such Russian blockbusters as The Inhabited Island and Stalingrad (dir. Fyodor Bondarchuk), Ledokol (dir. Nikolay Khomeriki), Rodina (dir. Pyotr Buslov), and The Duelist (dir. Aleksey Mizgirev). Producer, actor, and composer in Pavel Bardin’s Russia 88 and Gop Stop. Independent film director.

Alisa Khazanova

Had worked as a ballerina at the Bolshoi Theatre prior to her movie career. Over the last 10 years, Alisa has appeared in films directed by Nikolay Khomeriki, Boris Khlebnikov, Vasiliy Sigarev, and Renata Litvinova. The year 2017 marked her directorial debut, The Middleground, which premiered in competition at the Moscow IFF.

Kōji Yamamura

2003 Academy Award nominee for his Mount Head. Winner of multiple awards at festivals in Annecy (France), Hiroshima, Hong Kong, Leipzig, and Zagreb. Director of one the best Franz Kafka adaptations in history, A Country Doctor (2007).

Anand Gandhi

Founder and CEO of a film studio in Mumbai, the film capital of India. Music, narrative film, and documentary producer. Holds a degree in philosophy, travels with his lectures and teaches filmmaking to children all over India. In 2014 his Ship of Theseus took home the On the Edge Grand Prix.