National Competition Jury

Tiina Lokk-Tramberg
Festival director

Born in 1955 in Tallinn. Studied film at the Moscow International Film Institute (VGIK). She is one of the founders and the director of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (PÖFF) since 1998. Tiina lectured at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theater, the Estonian Academy of Arts, and the Baltic Film and Media School. In 2012-2015, she was a member of the Estonian Parliament. Tiina is also a member of the European Film Academy

Anthelme Vidaud
Festival manager

Born in 1986. Studied literature and culture management in Lyon and Grenoble. He worked at the French embassy in Malaysia, where he was organizing French film festivals, and at the Cinematheque in Tangiers (Morocco) as a communication manager. He used to work as the attaché of the audio-visual branch of the French Institute in Kyiv. Since 2014, he works at the Odesa International Film Festival: first, as a program coordinator, and since 2015 as a program director.

Marina Stepanska
Director, screenwriter

Born and grew up in Kyiv. In 2004, graduated from the Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Film, and Television University. Her debut film HOLIDAYS was selected for the national competition of the 43rd Molodist. Her next film, MAN’S WORK, received a special mention for the best cast and the best directorial work with the actors at the 45th Molodist. Her full-length film FALLING won three awards of the Ukrainian Film Academy.


Falling (2017)

Man’s Work (2015)

Holidays (2013)

International Competition Jury

Claudia Landsberger

Claudia Landsberger works with her company BaseWorx For Film as a creative producer in script and project development and rough cut consulting. She is program adviser to various international film festivals and a member of the European Film Academy. For many years, she was a member of the selection committee of the Berlinale Competition Program and the Hamburg Film Fund. Claudia was for two decades managing director of EYE International at the Netherlands Film Institute and cofounder and President of European Film Promotion.

Igor Soukmanov
Festival manager, film critic

Igor Soukmanov graduated in film history from the VGIK film school in Moscow, Russia. In 1999-2004, he hosted weekly shows on motion pictures for a variety of radio stations and TV channels in Minsk. Since 2010, he has served as program director for Listapad Minsk International Film Festival, where he is responsible for feature programs and for curating retrospectives and special tributes. His recent publications include articles and reviews in the Russian film magazine Iskusstvo Kino.

Alla Zahaykevych

Alla Zahaykevych is the winner of the Ukrainian Film Academy Golden Dziga award for the best composer for THE LIVING FIRE (2017). She wrote soundtracks for MAMAY and THE GUIDE by Oles Sanin. In her work, Alla combines symphonic, chamber music, chamber opera, and contemporary media art, creating audiovisual installations, electro-acoustic performances, music for films and video art. In 1997, with the support of the Renaissance Foundation, she founded an electro-acoustic music studio at the National Music Academy of Ukraine. She is a curator of Electroacoustics and EM-Vision international projects of electroacoustic music. Trained at the Kyiv Conservatoire and the Paris IRCAM Institute (Centre Pompidou).

Adrian Zwicker

Adrian Zwicker is an Austrian actor, living in Germany. He has played in various international movie productions, such as RACE, A CURE FOR WELLNESS, WERK OHNE AUTOR by Academy Award winner Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, MIRACLE AT ST. ANNA by Spike Lee, and in popular American TV-series like 'Berlin Station' and 'Homeland'. Recently he worked with Akhtem Seitablaev on the film THEIR PRAYER, which was filmed in Georgia and Ukraine. Besides his acting career, Adrian spends his time as a portrait photographer. He is engaged to composer and producer Anna Sharifi, with whom he lives in Berlin.

Serge Lavrenyuk

Sergey Lavrenyuk is a film, TV and theater producer, the founder and coowner of the Sonce channel. General producer of Solar Media Entertainment, producer of full-length feature films. Among them successful Ukrainian comedies as DZIDZIO Kontrabass, dir. Oleg Borshchevskyi, (raised 22.5 million UAH in Ukraine
and attracted 311 thousand viewers) and became nominated for the Second National film award "Zolota Dzyga" in the nomination "Audience choice award". Also these are coproduction festival arthouse films such as A Gentle Creature by Sergey Loznitsa (participant in the main competition of the 70th Cannes Film Festival and Golden Dzyga nominant as The Best Production Director), When the trees fall by. Marisya Nikitiuk (a participant of the Berlinale 2018 Panorama program), and the film Woman at War, dir. Benedikt Erlingsson, which won the SACD Prize for the Best Music in the 57th Program Critics’ Week at the 71st Cannes Film Festival Since 2017 Sergey Lavrenyuk is a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Film Academy.


Charlie Boudreau
Festival director

Charlie Boudreau has worked in Montréal’s cultural milieu as an artist, promoter, and festival programmer and organizer for over 30 years. She holds BAs in
Sociology and Communications and a Masters degree in Communications. As a media artist, Charlie has produced independent films, exhibited photo-based work
across North America and held a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts. Since 1997, she has been Executive Director of image+nation, Montréal's LGBTQ Film Festival. Her full-time commitment to DGLQ (producer of image+nation) has contributed to expanding their mandate to promote/disseminate LGBTQ culture beyond the Festival. Their latest production, My Queer Canada is an online Canadian LGBTQ history project.

Svitlana Malysheva
Festival coordinator

Svitlana Malysheva is a project coordinator at the Insight NGO. She is in charge of community work and coordinates educational and cultural events, among which the Equality Festival. Since 2014, Equality Festival is conducted annually in Kyiv and other regions of Ukraine. This event unites different social groups in the struggle against prejudice and discrimination. During 4 years of its existence, the festival has turned into a large-scale cultural project, which comprises art exhibitions, film festival, lectures, workshops, theater productions, and provides a platform for establishing a dialogue through art and informal education.

Christian Jankowski
Festival coordinator

Christian Jankowski studied Theatre Film and Media Studies in Vienna and Łódź. After graduating, he moved to Argentina, where he worked as a Programmer for the Cine Migrante International Film Festival. He curated a late night screening series titled “Strangers In The Night” which was shown in Buenos Aires, Bogota and
Barcelona. Christian is particularly interested in the odd, bizarre and obscure – which might explain his deep love for B-Movies and his day job as a freelance copywriter and editor. Based in Berlin, he also works for film festivals such as theXPOSED Queer Film Festival andthe Berlinale, where he is Assistant Coordinator of the Teddy Awards.

Ecumenical Jury

Rita Weinert

Rita Weinert studied theology and trained as a journalist. For the last 25 years, she has worked on behalf of the Church as a representative to FSK Wiesbaden, an institution responsible for evaluating the age rating for films. As a member of INTERFILM, she has been several times in INTERFILM and ecumenical juries.

Jacques Vercueil

Jacques Vercueil is a former Director of Economic Development studies at FAO (United Nations, Rome). Leads film analysis workshops, moderates film discussions. Ecumenical Jury member at DOK Leipzig, FID Marseille (Interreligious Jury), Cannes and Berlin film festivals.

Marianna Kavka

Marianna Kavka is an actress, film director, journalist and pedagogue. She played in films of Wim Wenders, Jerzy Wójcik, and others and worked as a stage-director for the National TV of Ukraine. She is a member of the International Federation of Journalists. As a film critic, Marianna contributes to several Ukrainian radio and TV companies.


Andoni Iturbe Tolosa

Andoni Iturbe Tolosa is the president of the Cinematographic Section at Eusko Ikaskuntza – Society for Basque Studies in San Sebastián.

Diana Martirosyan

Diana Martirosyan is a film critic at newmag magazine and a journalist at Regional Post magazine in Yerevan.

Daria Badior

Daria Badior is a Culture Editor of, one of Ukraine’s biggest online newspapers.

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