Main MIFF Listapad - 2022


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Main Fiction Films Competition
Dmitry Astrakhan (Russia)

Theatre and film director, screenwriter, producer, broadcaster, film actor, Honored Art Worker of the Russian Federation. Graduated from the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography in 1982. From 1981-1987 he was a director of the Sverdlovsk Theatre of Young Spectators, from 1987 to 1990 he staged productions at the Bolshoi Theatre, the Leningrad Theatre of Young Spectators, the V.F. Komissarzhevskaya Theatre in Leningrad, and the Omsk Theatre of Young Spectators. From 1991–1995 he was Artistic Director of the St. Petersburg Comedy Theatre. From 1991 to 1995 he was Artistic Director of St. Petersburg Akimov Theatre of Comedy. From 1991–1995 he was artistic director of the St. Petersburg Akimov Theatre of Comedy. Since 1993 he has directed the actor’s workshop at the LGITMiK. He teaches at the Ostankino Higher School of Television. Since 2022 he has been Artistic Director of the Theatre «The School of Modern Drama».

Wang Xiaomen (China)

Founder and director of Emi International LLC, Chairman of the Association of Chinese Compatriots «Huatiao», member of the Committee on Chinese Emigrants of the National People’s Congress of China, founder of Yus Invest LLC. She graduated from Belarusian State University and Moscow State Linguistic University. In 2017, she founded EMY International, which is a representative of the Chinese Association of Cinematographers in Belarus, deals with intercultural exchange projects, including cinematography, and is the main representative of the National Film Studio Belarusfilm in China. With the assistance of Wang Xiaomeng, Chinese Film Days in Minsk (2018 and 2021) and the Chinese Film Festival in Greece (2019) were organized.

Telman Guzhevsky (Israel)

Internationally acclaimed opera tenor and actor, pupil of one of the greatest tenors of the 20th century - Maestro Carlo Bergonzi, completed Postgraduate Diploma studies on scholarships from Trinity College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK. The soundtrack with his voice by Dario Marianelli in the recent film Anna Karenina by Joe Wright was nominated for Oscar Award.

Aleksey Ryazantsev (Russia)

CEO of Karo Premier Film Company, PhD, Associate Professor at the Department of Production and Economics at VGIK, member of the National Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Russia. By training as a sound engineer (Leningrad Institute of Film Engineers) and an economist of cinema and TV (AllUnion State Institute of Cinematography). Since 1995, as Deputy General Director of NTV-PROFIT. He has been involved in film production since 2008.

Ludmila Saenkova-Melnitskaya (Belarus)

Film critic, candidate of sciences in philology, associate professor. Graduated from the department of journalism of Belarusian State University, the department of film studies of the AllUnion State Institute of Cinematography. Studied at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. In 1998 was appointed head of the department of literary and art criticism of the faculty. Member of the Belarusian Union of Cinematographers since 1991. Author of numerous publications, books on cinema.

Main Non-fiction Films Competition
Igor Byshnew (Belarus)

Born on January 7, 1964 in the Belarusian village of Kholomery. D. in Biology, documentalist, ornithologist, director, scriptwriter, cameraman (over 70 films).

Jovan Markovic (Serbia)

Jovan Markovic is a screenwriter and producer from Serbia.He is the founder, co-owner and director of Film and Ton. As a scriptwriter and producer, he has made more than 30 feature films and over 100 documentaries and short films. He has won many awards at home and abroad. Since 1999 he has been the co-founder and vice-president of the great international film festival Zolotoy Vityaz and the Slavic Cultural Forum. He is a member of the Serbian Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and holds the honorary title of Honored Artist.

Mikhail Trofimenkov (Russia)

Graduated from the department of art history of the Leningrad State University and completed his postgraduate studies at the LGITMiK. Candidate of Art History. Co-director (with Inna Tkachenko) of the international programmes of the Sochi IFF and «Faces of Love ‘’ IFF. Taught at the University of Metz (France, 1997–1998). He has been a cultural correspondent at Kommersant publishing house since 2000. He is the only expert on the political history of cinema in Russia, and one of the few in the world. Winner of the Russian Government Media Award (2019).

Animation Films Competition
Denis Chernov (Russia)

Russian animator, scriptwriter and voice actor. He is the Laureate of the International and Republican film festivals. His main cartoon project is KIKORIKI (Smeshariki) (2004-2012). While KIKORIKI (2004-2012) is the largest Russian media project for kids, it is also one of the most successful projects in Russian animation history.

Igor Volchek (Belarus)

Animation director, composer, scriptwriter, animator. In 1970 graduated from Belarusian State Conservatory, the piano class. Has been working at the «National Film Studio «Belarusfilm» since 1968. 1992–1997 — Associate Professor of the Department of Cinema and Television, Head of the Course of Directors-Animators of the Belarusian State Academy of Arts. A composer; composed for more than 40 films (documentary, feature and animation). The honored Art Worker of Belarus. Owner of the special prize of the President «For the preservation and development of traditions of spirituality in cinema».

Mohamed Ghazala (Egypt)

PhD. Animation film director, artist, teacher of animation, writer. Mohamed Ghazala is an assistant professor of animation and the chair of the Cinematic Arts School of Effat University/ Saudi Arabia. Besides being the Vice President of the International Animated Film Association, ASIFA, and the founder of its first chapter in Africa and the Arab world, he served on several international Film & Animations festivals juries.

Children and Youth Films Competition “Listapadzik”
Vera Aleksandrovna Polyakova-Makei (Belarus)

Theatre and cinema actress, TV presenter and teacher. Graduated from the Belarusian Academy of Arts, grant holder of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for social support of gifted pupils and students, graduated from the Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Republic of Belarus. In 2021 got an academic title of Associate Professor in the field of arts. Recipient of state awards: Medal of Francysk Skaryna and Honored Artist of the Republic of Belarus.

Konstantin Yolkin (Russia)

Russian film producer, the founder and head of Russian World Vision. He has 20 years of experience in the film industry. Konstantin has been at the helm of Russian World Vision since 2010. Co-owner of the creative association Arthouse. To date, Konstantin has co-produced 30 projects, most of them in wide Russian distribution.

Mahmadsaid Shokhiyon (Tajikistan)

Director of Tojikfilm State Institution. Full member of the Eurasian Academy of Television and Radio; Member of the Union of Cinematographers of Tajikistan. Author and producer of more than 25 screenplays and numerous publications on film, theatre and production; Author of 4 monographs and more than 50 research papers on economic development of TV and radio broadcasting in Tajikistan.


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The 29th edition of MIFF «LISTAPAD» was held November 17-24, 2023