• Christian Jeune

    Christian JEUNE is the Deputy General Delegate and director of the Film Department of the Cannes IFF, in charge alongsidethe General delegate of the Official Selection, Competition, “Un Certain Regard” and the Shorts Competition. In 2006, he served as the chairman of the jury in the Digital Local Competition at the Cinemanila International Festival, as well as a juror of the New Currents section at the Pusan Film Festival. In 2008, he served as a juror at Dubai Film Festival for Asian-African competition, also in Sarajevo, Delhi and Bangkok. He has also translated more than 100 English speaking films into French.


  • Raymond Phathanavirangoon

    Raymond Phathanavirangoon is a film producer and an international film festival programmer who is currently an official delegate for Cannes Critics’ Week and the Program Consultant for the Hong Kong International Film Festival. He also acts as a Reading Committee Member for the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) and was previously an advisory member of the Asian Film Awards (AFA). Previously, he served as an international programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, and the Toronto Reel Asian Film Festival. In 2007, he was a member of the Teddy Jury at the Berlin Film Festival, and in 2010, a member of the Antalya Film Festival’s international jury. He was a moderator for the Cannes Producers' Network Breakfast Meetings in 2009, and has spoken on panels at festivals worldwide.



  • Sergei Loznitsa

    Script writer, director. Was born in 1964 in Baranovichi (Belarus). In 1997 he graduated from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK), where he studied feature film making. Has been making documentary films since 1996, and he has directed 11 documentaries. He has received numerous international and national awards, as well as the Russian National Film awards “Nika” and “Laurel”. In May 2010, his feature debut My Joy premiered in the main competition in Cannes. The film has been awarded with the Best Director’s prize and the FIPRESCI Prize in Cannes, the prize of the Russian Film Critic’s Guild at the “Kinotavr” FF in Sochi, the “Silver Apricot” award at the Yerevan IFF, and IFF in Kiev. Избранная фильмография / Selected Filmography: — My Joy, 2010 — Northern Light, 2008 — Blockade, 2005 — Today We Are Going to Build a House, 1996

  • Stanley Kwan

    was born in Hong Kong in 1957. He studied at the Baptist College’s Department of Communications before working for TVB, first as an actor then later as a production man. In 1979, he left the station to work as an assistant director. He made his directorial debut in 1985 with Women.

  • Alexey Fedorchenko

    Alexey Fedorchenko In 2000, he graduated from the scriptwriting faculty of the VGIK. Since 2005 he has worked with the film company «February, 29th» as a director and producer. He Alexey has won numerous awards including the Ecumenical Jury Prize and FIPRESCI Prize at the Venice IFF in 2010.


  • Bina Paul Venugopal

    Bina Paul Venugopal was alumni of the prestigious Film and TV Institute of India, Pune in 1983. Bina has been working as a film editor for the last twenty years. She has worked with many leading filmmakers in India and has won several State and National Awards for Editing. She has worked as the Senior Editor at C-DIT (Center for the Development of Imaging Technology) for ten years. Along with editing Bina has also been the Artistic Director of the International Film Festival of Kerala for the last ten years. Bina has served on Film Juries at numerous festivals including Berlin, Durban, Locarno, Romania and Zanzibar. While at CDIT she was also the Course Director for a Video Filmmaking Diploma course. She has also been involved with teaching at various institutes and a regular guest faculty at the Film and TV Institute of India.


  • Sam Ho

    Sam Ho is a film critic, curator and researcher.  Based in Hong Kong and the United States, he specializes in the study of Hong Kong cinema but had also written extensively and curated programs on various other aspects of cinema, including films from China, the United States, Europe and other parts of Asia.Sam served as Programmer at the Hong Kong Film Archive, starting in 2005 until his recent departure in May, 2012.  He is also involved in film education, having taught at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Sam had served as juror, media panelist or advisor for arts organizations in Hong Kong and the United States.


  • Kirill Razlogov

    Born in 1946 in Moscow. M.A. in Arts History (Moscow State University), Professor, Doctor in Arts History Director of the Russian Institute for Cultural Research. Author of more than 800 publications (books and articles on art history, film and the media, cultural policy and development). Cinematography specialist. Program Director of Moscow International Film Festival. Organiser of film festivals and TV programmes on film and art. Internationally distinguished film critic. Member of the Russian Cinematography Academy. Member of the CIRCLE Board (Cultural Information and Research Centres Liaison in Europe, an independent think-tank dedicated to developing cultural policy models for Europe ).




  • BW Purba Negara

    Born in Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, BW Purba Negara is a graduate of the Faculty of Philosophy at Gadjah Mada University. Completely self-trained in cinema, he co-founded the production house Limaenam Films and has made several documentaries and shorts. Фильмография / Filmography: — Cheng Cheng Po, 2007 — Wanderers, 2008 — Say Hello to Yellow, 2011

  • Anar Abbasov

    Graduated from VGIK in 2011, workshops of A.E.Uchitel and A.E.Gelein. His debut film Beethoven was awarded with prize for best documentary at the VGIK international festival. Фильмография / Filmography: — Gurban, 2011 — Beethoven, 2009

  • Edwin

    Was born in Indonesia. He entered the Jakarta Institute of Arts to study film in 1999, but dropped out to make films independently. In 2005, the third of these, Kara, Daughter of a Tree, became the first Indonesian short ever screened in the Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. His debut feature Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly (2008) picked up numerous prizes, including the FIPRESCI prize in Rotterdam, In 2009, the film was shown in program Young and Independent at the Pacific Meridian IFF. Избранная фильмография / Selected filmography: — A Very Slow Breakfast, 2002 — Dajang Soembi – The Woman Who Was Married to a Dog, 2004 — Kara, Daughter of a Tree, 2005 — Blind Pig Who Wants to Fly, 2008 — Belkibolang, 2010 — Postcards from the Zoo, 2012

  • Jeannine N. Sturtevant

    Studied film production in California University, took part in shooting of musical videos, TV shows and films. A Good Day is her first short film. Фильмография / Filmography: — A Good Day, 2012

  • Chen Zhuo

    Graduated from Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Bachelor degree in architecture in 2003 and then changed his major to digital video for Master degree. Chen Zhuo has long been committed to the production of contemporary arts, including animation, photography, experimental video, etc. In 2010, he established Beijing Tiger Entertainment & Media CO., LTD with friends and set to prepare for the shooting of his first feature film Song of Silence (Yang Mei Zhou). Chen Zhuo not only created the basic framework of the script, but also independently completed the movie edit and special effects in the post-production

  • Ismail Basbeth

    Was born in Wonosobo, a mountain city north of Yogyakarta, Indonesia, in 1985. He studied Indonesian traditional music in Indonesia School of Art Bandung for a year, and moved to Yogyakarta in 2004 to learn communication science in Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta. He produced and directed several films, documentary and feature, such as Hide and Sleep (2008), Harry van Yogya (2010), and Shelter. With two partners, he founded an alternative production company in Yogyakarta, Hide Project Indonesia. In 2012, he was selected to Berlinale Talent Campus held by the Berlinale International Film Festival in Germany.

  • Louise Leitch

    Grew up in Australia and graduated from Canberra University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media. At the age of 23, Louise was running an inhouse production directing drama and factual programs on issues such as child care, homelessness, disabilities, Aboriginal health and community services for rural and outback settlements. Her programs won national and international awards including Gold and Silver Mobies from the International Television Association. Louise then embarked on a successful television drama directing career, directing close to 200 episodes of some of Australia’s most iconic dramas.

  • Miguel Angel MOULET

    After graduating he attended several writing workshops and was selected to enroll the Narrative School of the Catholic University of Peru. Later he joined the Scriptwriting Department of the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio (Cuba). The Hosts is his debut. Фильмография / Filmography: — The Hosts, 2011

  • Pavel Ruminov

    Pavel Ruminov Born in 1974 in Vladivostok. Started as musical video director and then moved to short and feature films. His debut Dead line was awarded with Diploma of Jury and Diploma of film critics and experts guild at Kinotavr IFF and Special Jury prize at IFF in Tucson, USA. In 2009, his film Circumstances was chosen for program Russian cinema and in 2010 his short film Two Hours for In short program of Pacific Meridian IFF. Фильмография / Filmography: — I’ll Be Around, 2012 — Circumstances, 2009 — Two Hours, 2009 — Dead Daughters, 2007 — Man Who Was Silent, 2004 — Deadline, 2004

  • CAI Shang Jun

    Graduated from China’s Central Academy of Drama in 1992. Before Cai showed his talent as a screen writer, he had worked as a drama director. In the late 90’s, Cai started work in the film industry. He was the co-scriptwriter for the feature film Spicy Love Soup, directed by Zhang Yang (1997). Cai’s directorial debut The Red Awn (2007) won FIPRESCI Prize at the 12th Busan IFF and the Golden Alexander Award for Best Film at the 48th Thessaloniki IFF. People Mountain People Sea, 2011 was given Silver Lion award for Best Director at the 68th Venice IFF. Фильмография / Filmography: — People Mountain People Sea, 2011 — The Red Awn, 2007

  • Ian Lagarde

    Grew up as a child actor, which prompted an early interest in writing and photography. He studied film production at the Mel Hoppenheim school of Cinema, in Montreal. During his last school year, he obtained funding for a feature-length documentary The American Savannah. One of his shorts Solar Wind was selected at the Toronto International Film festival 2011, and won the Best direction prize at Regard sur le court-metrage au Saguenay. He also works as a freelance director and cinematographer for film, advertising and music videos. Фильмография / Filmography: — Board, 2012 — Solar Wind, 2011 — The American Savannah, 2009


  • KIM Dong Ho

    One of the key founding members of Busan International Film Festival, he has worked as the festival director from  the  beginning of the festival. Mr. Kim has consecutively filled various government posts at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for 27 years. In addition, he  served  as the  president at the Korean Motion Picture Promotion Corporation and at the Seoul Arts Center. After 15 years as the  festival  director  of  the  Busan  IFF, now KIM Dong Ho is the Honorary Festival Director at the Busan IFF. He also has been serving as the Dean of the Graduate School of Cinematic Content in Dankook University since March 2012. Kim Dong Ho has been awarded many cultural medals in recognition of his achievements and efforts in the cultural development in South Korea as well as in the international society: he was awarded the Chevalier de l'ordre des Arts et de Lettres by the French government in 2000 and he won the Outstanding Contribution to Asian Cinema Award at the Asian Film Awards in Hong Kong last year. He served on numerous festival juries including those in Cannes, Seattle, Rotterdam, Taipei, San Sebastian, Belgrade, Zerkalo IFF in the name of Tarkovsky. Mr Kim received an award ''For great contribution to Asian cinematograph'' at the IFF 'Pacific Meridian' in 2012.

  • Daryl Hannah

    Hollywood film actress Daryl Hannah – has several awards, some of them are MTV “Movie Awards” (2003), MTV “Saturn Award” (2003), The Berlin Film Festival award (1994).  She directed, produced and was cinematographer for several films.With her magnificent performances, Daryl showed her talent not only in comedies and romances but in dramas as well.

  • Tatiana Abramova

    Russian actress and singer.

    In 1992, Tatiana took part in the pop contest "Morning Star", and in 1994 released her debut solo album "The Letter". In 1994 she took part in the "Yalta-Moscow-Transit" festival (second prize), the competition of radio station "Europe Plus" (Audience Award), "Slavic Bazaar" and the competition of young performers "Under the roofs of St. Petersburg", and in the same year received the award of Alla Pugacheva.

    Entered the acting department not from the first attempt, temporarily was working as make-up artist in the theater, where she was found by the casting director of the film "Hunt" for starring in which Abramov was awarded the prize for best film debut at the film festival in Canada (1994) and Riga (1995). In 1996 she graduated from St. Petersburg University of Humanities in the specialty "the actor and director of drama theater". Was the leading of TV programs "Music Exam" and "Sharman show."

  • Sofya Arzhakovskaya (Skya)


    Russian and American actress, ballerina. Born on August 12, 1987 in St. Petersburg. She graduated from the Vaganov ballet school.

    At the age of 16 Arzhakovskaya entered professional career of ballerina: Sophia was playing in the theater, where she fully revealed her creative potential. At 18, Sophie wins the international beauty contest - "Mrs. World 2006". Later foreign filmmakers discovered acting talent  in Sofia. She acted in the films: "Irena Sendler Braveheart", "Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe", "Shadows in Paradise", "Miss Irene's Child B", "Klub schastya".


  • Irina Bakhtina

    Born in Moscow. In 1991 — 98, she was a writer and director of special projects on TV channel «Russia», the author and presenter of TV program «Private Collection». Since 2001 she has been an artistic director of PetroGraph production center. Participant and laureate of several international and Russian festivals. In 2010, her film series Far Eastern Exodus was shown in Program of the Pacific Meridian IFF. Фильмография / Filmography: — Father Dmitry. The Last Liturgy, 2012 — In Search of Nirvana, 2012 — Angels and Demons of Vladimir Volkov, 2011 — Gamov. Fizikotboga, 2010 — Far Eastern Exodus. Island of Russians, 2009 — Far Eastern Exodus. The Yankovsky, 2009 — Far Eastern Exodus. Russian Shanghai, 2009 — Nuclear Love, 2008 — No One Wanted to Run Away, 2007

  • Rock Brynner

    Rock Brynner - American writer and producer, «Pacific Meridian» film festival's guest of honor. His childhood proceeded on the backstage. Due to his father he got to know Jean Cocteau, Pablo Picasso, Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe, etc.

    In Switzerland, Rock lived with his father. Once
    Jean Cocteau's diary, which he kept during his addiction to opium, caught his eye. Rock translated it into English and turned it into a one-man play. He performed it first in Dublin, London, and later - on Broadway. In the 60s he also played gypsy songs in Russian clubs in Paris.

    Currently, Rock Brynner works in the U.S. in the Marist College, where he lectures on philosophy, literature and U.S. history.

  • Andrei Gryazev

    Graduated from the Russian State University of Physical Culture as director of theatrical performances (2004), studied in the First National School of TV as editor (2006) and at the Higher Courses of Film Writers & Directors (2008). In 2011 was nominated for national cinema award “Nika”. Andrei won more than 10 major awards of various European festivals of documentary films. Фильмография / Filmography: — Tomorrow, 2012 — Miner`s Day, 2010 — Sanya and Sparrow, 2009

  • Otar Ioseliani

    Otar Iosseliani is a Georgian-French film maker. He was born in 1934, in Tbilisi, where he studied at the State Conservatory and graduated in 1952 with a diploma in composition, conducting and piano. In 1966, he directed his first feature film Falling Leaves that was presented at the Critics’ Week at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival, and won a FIPRESCI award there. Following Pastoral’s success at the 1982 Berlin Film Festival, the director moved to France where in 1984 he made Les favoris de la Lune. The film was distinguished with a Special Jury Prize at the Venice Film Festival. Since then Venice became a showcase for all his subsequent films.In 1989, he again received a Special Jury Prize for Et la lumiere fut, and in 1992, the Pasinetti Award for Best Direction for La chasse aux papillons. In 2011, his film Chantrapas was selected as the Georgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.  


  • Vitaly Mansky

    Born in Lvov in 1963, Ukraine. He graduated from the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). He
    is a famous Russian documentary-maker. He was a producer of more than 200 projects. Films produced by Manskiy were awarded with more than 30 awards, He is President of the Moscow Documentary Film Festival “ARTDOKFEST”.

  • Gorild Mauseth

    Graduated from National Norwegian Academy of Dramatic Art. She appeared in such movies as "The Shooting Star" (the film was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival), "Cabin Fever" (Berlin and Karlovi Vary Film Festivals), "Burnt by Frost" (won the Norwegian Oscar for the Best Actress).

  • Andrei Proshkin

    Director, born in 1969 in Moscow. In 1994 he graduated Faculty of Journalism of Moscow State University, in 1999 - VKSR (workshop Hutsieva MA). In 1994-2000. – The second director in the group of Karen Shakhnazarov and Alexander Proshkin. In 1998 and 2000. - Director of TV programs on TV channels RTR and REN TV. In 2004 awarfef with the Audience Prize at IFF Pacific Meridian («Butterfly’s games «). Фильмография / Filmography: — The Horde, 2012 — Orange Juice, 2010 — Minnesota, 2009 — Soldier’s Decameron, 2005 — Butterfly’s games, 2003 — Spartac and Kalashnikov, 200

  • Lev Prygunov

    Lev Prygunov - Honoured artist of Russia. Soviet and Russian film and theater actor, Honoured Artist of the RSFSR (1976). Best roles on his opinion: in The Heart of Bonivur and Picture.

  • Andrey Smirnov

    Andrey Smirnov Born in 1941 in Moscow. In 1962 graduated from Directors’ faculty of VGIC, workshop of Mikhail Romm. In 1971 shot Belorussian Station, the film was awarded with Main prize of 1st Festival of Modern Cinematography in Karlovy Vary. After 30 year break wrote and directed film Once upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman. It was shown at the closing of the 19th IFF Window to Europe in Vyborg and awarded with Festival’s president prize; shown in competition program of 35 IFF in Montreal. Избранная фильмография / Selected Filmography: — Once upon a Time There Lived a Simple Woman, 2011 — With Faith and Truth, 1979 — Autumn, 1974 — Belorussian Station, 1971

  • Alexander Pyatkov

    Born July 31, 1950. First appeared on the scene at the age of seventeen - in the crowd at the Moscow Theater of Satire. At the age of eighteen he entered the Shchepkin Higher Theatre School. Since 1997 he has been playing at the Maly Theatre of Russia.

  • Sergey Stepanchenko

    Born in 1959, in Tatarsk, Novosibirsk region. Spent his childhood in a Primorsky region village Chernigovka. In 1982, he graduated from the Acting Dept. of the Far-Eastern Pedagogical Institute of Arts (class of G. Rogov). Worked in Syzran’s Drama Theater until 1985, from 1985 worked in LENKOM Theater. Played lots of theatrical roles and acted in about 70 films. In 2005, got People’s Artiste title. He is a President of the Vladivostok International Film Festival Pacific Meridian. Footsteps on the Sand is his debut as a director.

  • Artemy Troitsky

    Artemy Troitsky was born in 1955 in Yaroslavl. Art expert, rock journalist, music critic, one of the first champions of rock music in the USSR. From 1991 to 1994, Managing Editor of music editorial board of Russian television. In 1995 he founded and became the first editor in chief of the Russian version of Playboy. In the mid-2000s established music labels Surf and Zenith, to release music, little-known in Russia. Since 2001, lectures on History of Entertainment Industry and Music Journalism at the Department of Production and Management in Music Show Business of State University of Management. One of Russia's leading experts in jazz, rock and contemporary music. Author of books on the history of rock music, Back in the USSR (published in Britain in 1987, in the Soviet Union – in 1991 under the title Rock of the Union: the 60s, 70s, 80s ..., reprinted in 2007) and Hangouts. What Happened to the Soviet Underground (1990, published only in Italy, England and Holland). In 2009, published the audiobook Back in the USSR. The True Story of Rock in Russia. Music columnist for The Moscow Times. Since 1997 he is the author and presenter of FM Dostoevsky radio program, broadcasted on Europa Plus, Radio 101 and Echo of Moscow radio stations. Since 2001 he`s been a WWF supporter.

  • Tommaso Mottola

    Born in Naples. President of the Associazione Culturale 3D. Worked as an assistant director in such films as “Amadeus” (Milos Forman), “Storia di Piera” (Marco Ferreri), “Ladyhawke” (Richard Donner). Scriptwriter, short cuts and TV film director. The world premiere of his film “L’ile Flottante” was at the London Film Festival in 1992, and won many international awards. Member of the National Film Commission (1992-95). President of the board and Artistic Director of Capalbio International Short Film Festival.

  • Boris Khlebnikov

    He was born in Moscow, entered film production faculty of VGIK. His film debut Koktebel (2003) is co-production with Alexey Popogrebskiy. The screenplay for the upcoming film won screenplay competition at Berlin IFF. Film Koktebel won Special jury prize at the 25th Moscow IFF, FIPRESCI prize for debut. In 2006, he shot film Free Floating which was awarded with prize for Best Director at Kinotavr IFF (Sochi, Russia). In 2009 his films Help Gone Mad and film almanac Crush (short film Shame) were shown at the Pacific Meridian IFF. Избранная фильмография / Selected Filmography: — Yard Finishing, 2012 — Till Night Do Us Part, 2012 — Cruch – short Shame, 2009 — Free Floating, 2006

  • Olga Khokhlova

    Born on December 25, 1965 in the Siberian town Angarsk. She graduated from the Acting Faculty of the Far Eastern Institute of Arts in Vladivostok. After several seasons of brilliant work in the Primorsky Regional Academic Gorky Theater, moved to live and work to Moscow. Started acting in movies in 1997. Now her filmography includes more than 100 projects. Currently Olga works at the M.Roshchin and A. Kazantsev Center of Drama and Directing.



    Born in Kansas City, Mo. in 1963. She has lived in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico for the past 26 years. She studied International Business at the University of Nebraska, and started her film production career more than 16 years ago. Sarah is the founder of the State of Guanajuato's Film Commission and has been the director since its beginning in 1997. 

    She is the founder and director of the Expresión en Corto International Film Festival, which is held every July in San Miguel de Allende and Guanajuato, Mexico. Today, Expresión en Corto is Mexico's largest competitive film festival, and is considered one of the top three of its kind in the world. She also organized the first association of "Women in Film and Television International" in Mexico, which was established as an institution in our country, being the first affiliate of WIF in Latin America.


  • Pip Chodorov

    Filmmaker and music composer, born in 1965 in New York. Studied cognitive science at the University of Rochester, NY and film semiotics at the University of Paris. In 1994 founded Re:Voir Video, Paris, and The Film Gallery, the first art gallery devoted exclusively to experimental film. He is also co-founder of L’Abominable, a cooperative doit- yourself film lab in Paris, and the moderator of the internet-based forum on experimental film, Frameworks. Фильмография / Filmography: — Free Radicals: A History of Experimental Film, 2010 — Faux Movements, 2007 — A Visit to Stan Brakhage, 2003 — Charlemagne 2: Piltzer, 2002

  • Maria Makhanko

    Graduated from VGIK ( Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov) with honors, the faculty "A fiction film's direction". Member of Russian film makers' Guild, Russian Union of Cinematographers' Member.