The Jury

Natalia Primakova – film critic, director and screenwriter, TV and radio presenter. TEFI laureate (film “Vertov and Riefenstahl”), Russian Guild of Film Critics Winner Award, Golden Aries prizewinner (for work at the Kinotavr film festival). Guild of Film Critics member, Fédération internationale de la presse cinématographique member.

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Vladimir Shuvannikov – film director, TV-channel creative producer. Graduated from VGIK (non-fiction film directing). Festival winner of “Crystal Compass”, “Meridian of Hope”, “Sea Calls”, “Radonezh”, “Meeting”, “Vechevsky Bell”, “Patriot of Russia. Festival laureate of “Radiant Angel”, “Salt of the Earth”, “International Film Assembly on the Dnieper”, “Golden Phoenix”.

Lilia Trofimova is the founder and CEO of the KinoZavod Production Center LLC. Graduated from VGIK, directing department. She worked as an artistic director and teacher of directing at a television studio at the Moscow State University of Culture and Arts, on the set of TV series.

Giorgio Arcelli Fontana started his career in Italy where he directed the feature film “Principessa” starring Piera Degli Esposti and Michele Riondino. “Principessa” has been released in theatres nationwide in Italy and was acclaimed by the critics and the public. It was selected at the Bobbio Film Festival by the Italian director Marco Bellocchio. “Principessa” was also selected for the important “Assisi Film Festival”, the city where Saint Francis was from. “Principessa” was also considered for the debut director award for the “David di Donatello” (the Italian Oscars). “Principessa” also won the Best Actress Award at the US Greenville Film of South Carolina. Subsequently “Principessa” has been released worldwide on iTunes with title “Part-Time Princess”. After his debut film, Giorgio moved to New York where he successfully undertook the career of stand up comedian, performing in New York’s major stand up club, while continuing to direct and act in short films, working with Meghan Markle, Leandra Medine, Kelly Osbourne, Edgar Ramirez, Ian Sommerhalder and James Ivory. Giorgio has just signed to play the leading role of “Heywood” in the feature film “Dance Again With Me, Heywood”, a “fellinian” movie directed for the US market by the acclaimed young Italian director Michele Dioma.

Alya Bereslavtseva is the director, co-founder and general producer of the Lateral Summer studio. Prior to cinema, she practiced classical jurisprudence – director, founder and leading lawyer of a law firm. Has a qualification in the specialty “Legal protection and protection of cinematographic works”. Since 2019, she has completely devoted herself to work as a producer and head of the Lateral Summer studio. He is in charge of organizing the studio’s filming projects.

Rman Nesterenko was born in 1978 in the city of Riga – a member of the Union of Cinematographers, producer, film director, actor – author of the comedy film Suddenly Happiness, laureate of film festivals – Golden Phoenix of the Guild of Film Directors of Russia, Mosfilm Festival, international film festivals – in Sochi, Madrid, London, Venice, Milan, Paris, St. Petersburg. Always in search… always in creativity!!!