Chairman of the Jury
Is a screenwriter, film director, 2020 BAFTA Student Award holder for “Mom’s Heels” short film, Berlinale Talents participant (2019). Screenwriters and Film Directors Higher courses graduate (V.V. Menshov’s workshop). “Entrance of Pink Elephants” short film script was included in the Coverfly platform Red List. 2021 GSA BAFTA Student Awards selector.
Is an animation film director, producer, and screenwriter. State Center for Support of National Cinema Non-Profit Joint Stock Company General Producer and Executive Director. Republic of Kazakhstan Daryn Youth Award winner. Elbasy First President Stipend winner (for Special Contribution to Culture). State Center for Support of National Cinema Expert Board member. T. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts PhD. T. Zhurgenov Kazakh National Academy of Arts lector.
Is a producer, film director and screenwriter from Tajikistan. Director of Children Cinema Experimental School in Dushanbe. Lector and trainer at the Central Asian Script lab – UNESCO project cluster in Almaty. Republic of Tajikistan Union of Filmmakers member. Kyrgyzstan Union of Filmmakers Honorary Member. Republic of Tajikistan Union of Journalists member. CIS and Baltics Union of Filmmakers International Confederation member. CIS and Baltics Union of Journalists International Confederation member. Republic of Tajikistan Culture Honors Student.
Is a theater and film actor, film director and screenwriter. “My Fiancée Fell in Love with a Friend” short film screenwriter and director -the film was presented at Saint Anna and Kinoshok film festivals among others. Graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS, V. Garkalin’s workshop). The Free Cinema film school. Film director course.
DASTAN ZHAPAR UULU
A filmmaker from Kyrgyzstan. Member of the Union of Filmmakers of the Kyrgyz Republic (2010). Won the main prize of the first films "Golden Zenith" at the Montreal World Film Festival (2016). Member of the Asia Pacific Screen Academy (APSA), Australia (2017). Laureate of the State Youth Prize named after Chingiz Aitmatov (2019 ).