Jury
Jury
Uliana Budzik
Uliana Budzik

She began her career in cultural journalism in the online magazine about theater and other arts Kultprosvet. She worked as a cultural columnist and film critic for TUT.by. Now a freelancer, she writes film reviews for major publications.

Maksim Zhbankou
Maksim Zhbankou

Culture, film and media expert, cultural activist, teacher, journalist. The author of various analytical publications and the creator and host of a number of TV and radio shows dedicated to Belarusian culture. Published books of essays No Style. BelCUlt between Woodstock and "Dazhynki" and SloMo. Domestic Critique of Cultural Design. Ph.D. in Philosophy, Associate Professor. Area of interest – modern cultural situation, cultural paradigm shifts in post-Soviet societies.

Irena Kaciałovič
Irena Kaciałovič

Belarusian film critic and journalist, a member of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI, a member of the jury of the Golden Globe Awards. She acted as a member of the jury at film festivals in Belarus, Germany, Croatia, and Poland. She worked as a film critic and cultural journalist for Zvyazda and Nasha Niva, wrote reviews for Radio Svaboda, was an editor and host of a show about culture on TV channel Belsat. Co-founder of Belarusian Independent Film Academy (BIFA).

Lina Miadzviedzieva
Lina Miadzviedzieva

Film critic, lover and enthusiast of Belarusian cinema. Former coordinator of the Cinema Perpetuum Mobile Internatonak Short Film Festval, worked at the Museum of the History of Belarusian Cinema.

Igor Soukmanov
Igor Soukmanov

Film expert, publicist, festival organizer and journalist, the European Film Academy and FIPRESCI member, founding member of the Belarusian Independent Film Academy. In 1999-2004 he hosted weekly shows on motion pictures for a variety of radio stations and TV channels in Minsk. For 11 years (2010-2020) he served as a program director for the Listapad International Film Festival in Minsk. Since 2022 he serves as an Advisory Board Member of programming at the Odesa IFF and as a senior programmer for the Warsaw IFF. Worked as Eastern European film market consultant for the European Film Market at Berlinale’23.

Taras Tarnalitski
Taras Tarnalitski

Belarusian journalist, creator of the Telegram channel about Belarusian cinema Sacred Belawood. He has been working in the media for 15 years, published in more than 30 media in Belarus, Ukraine and Russia. Member of the Belarusian Association of Journalists. He was a member of the jury of Open Air Film FestUnfiltered CinemaVelcom Smartfilm, acted as an invited film critic, expert and manager in a number of film initiatives.

Alena Soika
Alena Soika

Journalist, editor, film critic. She wrote about cinema for ColtaTimeoutWonderzineSeance and other publications. At the moment, she is the author of an independent online publication about cinema, Backstage.

Almira Ousmanava
Almira Ousmanava

Ph.D. in Social Philosophy, Professor at the  Dept. of Social Sciences, Academic Director of MA programme  in Gender Studies, co-Founder of the Laboratory for Studies of Visual Culture and Contemporary Art at the European Humanities University (Vilnius, Lithuania). She taught and conducted research at universities and research institutes in Italy, Germany, Great Britain, USA, France, Hungary, Austria, Finland and other countries. Area of research: theory and methodology of visual culture research, film theory, semiotics, gender representation in visual culture and media, knowledge politics in Eastern Europe; art and politics.

Hanna Yafremenka
Hanna Yafremenka

Journalist, film critic, media manager, member of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI. She graduated from the Faculty of Journalism at BSU, interned in Sweden, Moscow and the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. She worked for TUT.bySapiens magazine, and at the Listapad International Film Festival in Minsk. She wrote for Iskusstvo kino (Film Art) magazine, BelGazetaBolshoi and other media.

Film experts based in Belarus
Film experts based in Belarus
Film experts based in Belarus
Film experts based in Belarus
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Film experts based in Belarus
Film experts based in Belarus
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