Gorky Film Studios
With the support of the Ministry Cultures of the Russian Federation

Jury chairman

Tatiana Soboleva

Documemtary films director, producer, participant and winner of more than 30 international film festivals.

Main jury

Alexey Nitsa

Educational programmes director at Digital October, course teacher at Higher School of Economics (Moscow).

Vladimir Kocharyan

Executive director at the “Art of cinema” magazine.

Grigory Tarasevich

Journalist, populariser of science, opinion journalist, teacher, founder and editor-in-chief at the popular science magazine “Schroedinger’s Cat”.

Ivan Semenov

Science editor at the “Nauka” channel, chief editor at the “Living Planet” channel, popular science films autor.

Ilya Utekhin

Sociologist, culture historian, anthropologist, candidate of historical sciences, docent at SPbU, professor at European University at Saint Petersburg.

Luigi Chimienti

Italian documentary films producer, Dispàrte studio co-founder, participant and winner of the Locarno Film Festival.

Youth jury


Diana Solovyova

Student at SPbU, engineer at Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, Spitzbergen (Svalbard) scientific expeditions member.


Ekaterina Malysheva

Studies at the Higher School of Journalism and Mass Communications. Films big documentary projects on social themes.


Elena Pavlovskaya

Bachelor of geology (SPbU), master student at Institute of Earth Sciences.


Svetlana Orlova

Master student of “Applied Ethics” at SPbU, stipendial competition winner at V. Potanin’s Charity Fund.


Julia Orlova

Alumna of “Documentary film: creation and technologies” direction at SPbU Faculty of Journalism, documentary film director.


Yana Titorenko

Postgraduate student at SPbU, chief editor at young historiosophical magazine “Zoom”, editor at popular science magazine “Machines and mechanisms”.