A Soviet and Russian film director and scriptwriter, People’s Artist of Russia, a member of the Russian Union of Filmmakers, a professor of the Moscow Institute for TV and Radio Broadcasting “Ostankino”.
A producer, director and art director of several Russian film festivals. Served as the art director of the “Russian Night” at the World Economic Forum in Davos and of the International Film Festival 2Morrow.
Alexei Medvedev was born in 1969 in Moscow. From 1989 to 1994 he studied film direction at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (in the workshop of Arkady Sirenko). In the 90-s he pursued his career as journalist, film critic, translator. From 2000 to 2006 he was member of the selection committee of the Moscow International Film Festival. He worked as a director of programming for many film festivals including 2morrow (Moscow, 2007–2009), Zerkalo (Ivanovo, 2011), 2-in-1 IFF of Contemporary Cinema, (Moscow, 2009-2012). From 2012 to 2015, he was one of the organizers of the Sakhalin IFF «On the Edge». He’s now curator of Yakutsk IFF, and also director of competition programs of the «Message to Man» IFF.
Co-chairman of the Festival's Organizing Committee
Sergei Novozhilov has been a producer of fiction films since 2014. He is the Head of the International Organizing Committee for the Baltic short film festival "Open Place"; Creative Director of the "Kinoshok" Film Festival; and co-organizer of the film actors festival "Sozvezdie." A member of the Russian Filmmakers Guild, he has overseen Russian film weeks in China, Mongolia, and Brazil.
Anna has worked with Kirill Blagodatskikh since 2012 at the Moscow-based ANKB studio. She has previously taught at Higher Academic School of Graphic Design and Moscow State University of Printing Arts, and given lectures and seminars at the British Higher School of Art and Design. Co-founder and art director of Ostengruppe (2002).
The festival’s art director since 2012, Anna has created its visual identity and conceived its set design.
Kirill has worked with Anna Naumova since 2012 at the Moscow-based ANKB studio. He has previously taught at the British Higher School of Art and Design and Graphic Design Department ArtEZ (Arnhem, Netherlands); in 2016 he delivered a series of lectures entitled «Design and Contemporary Art» at ММОМА. Kirill is a designer at Ostengruppe (2009).
The festival’s art director since 2012, Kirill has created its logo, visual identity, and graphics system.
Was enrolled at The Maxim Gorky Literature Institute between 1999 and 2002, under the supervision of Yevgeny Rein. Worked as a correspondent, editor, and TV host. Served as editor for the Seance film magazine in 2004-2011, and as editorial director in 2012-2016. Has been Deputy Director for the film section of the Saint Petersburg International Cultural Forum since 2014. Was appointed head film critic for the Kommersant Weekend weekly in 2017. Received the Best Young Film Critic Levitin Prize in 2005 from the Russian Film Scholars and Critics Guild. Co-founder and head of the Saint Petersburg-based Poryadok Slov project.
A journalist, author of scripts for a number of documentary films and TV project, an award winner at “TEFI- Region.” Deputy Head of the Sakhalin chapter of the Russian Union of Journalists, PR director of a large corporation in the Far East of Russia.
Head of the Guest Service for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th editions of On the Edge.
Chief Operating Officer
Dmitry Orlov serves as the Director of the "Sakhalin Film Leisure Union" autonomous cultural state institution.
Editor-in-chief of the On the Edge festival bulletin
Poet and journalist. Has published two collections of poetry. Has been nominated for the Debut and Andrei Bely prizes. Lives in Saint Petersburg.
Festival website editor, SMM
Edited the website and updated social media for the 3rd, 4th, and 5th editions of On the Edge.