ALEXANDER KOTT
Russia
 
ACTOR, DIRECTOR
 
Member of the European Film Academy. Born in 1973 in Moscow. In 1997 attended Andrzej Wajda’s master class in Krakow. In 2000 graduated from the department of directing at VGIK (class of V.Khotinenko). While still a student he received a number of awards at international film festivals for the short “Photographer” (1997), while his other short “Scarecrow” (2000) received a prize at the Berlin IFF and many other awards. His first feature “Two Drivers” (2001) participated in several international film festivals and won a prize at the “Kinoshock” festival in Anapa. His film “The Brest Fortress” received 3 Nika Awards and 2 Golden Eagle Awards as well as many prizes at national and international festivals. His filmography includes “Giant” (2003, short), “Escort PQ-17” (2004, TV series), “Hero of Our Time” (2006, TV series), “Fish” (2007, short), “I’ll Show You Moscow” (2009), “Decoy” (2010), “Diamonds Hunter” (2011, TV series), “Dark Side of the Moon” (2012, TV series), “Test” (2014), “Insight” (2015), “Trotsky” (2017, TV series), “Spitak” (2018), etc.
 
 
BARBARA LOREYDE LACHARRIÈREL
Germany
 
Born in the former GDR, she studied theater and social sciences in Munich, Hamburg and Paris, holds Master’s degrees in clinical psychology and sociology and has previously worked as a researcher in intercultural communication. Cultural journalist and film critic for several major German and Swiss dailies and magazines for over twenty years, she is also a film curator and program advisor for a wide range of international film festivals and arthouse cinemas around the world; Director of Department at FIPRESCI since 2009, she is in charge of the FIPRESCI Award film series. In 2018 she was appointed Artistic Director of the East-West Festival in Orenburg (Russia) for two years. In 2021, she created with her cultural association Alizarine, films, arts & events the first edition of a new festival, Terres d’ici, Terres d’Ailleurs, in a village in southwest France. She has been a juror at a great number of major International film festivals around the world, such as Venice, Cannes, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Istanbul, Palm Springs, Cairo and Cartagena to name a few. Member of the European Film Academy.
 
 
HONG SANG WOO
Republic of Korea
 
He graduated in Russian language from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and film studies from the Russian State Institute of Cinematography with PhD thesis about Vasily Shukshin’s characters. Professor of Russian language and literature of Gyeongsang National University. His academic works include “Film Study” (2006), “World Cinema Journey” (2008) and Korean adaptation of “Editing” by Sergey Eisenstein (2007). Multiple jury member in various international film festivals, including NETPAC Jury of the 34th Moscow International Film Festival and 19th Jeonju International Film Festival, international jury of the Tashkent International Film Forum of short films, and the 9th Almaty International Film Festival.