Jury 2024
Victor Matizen — film critic, in 2003-2011 he was president of the Guild of Film Critics of Russia. Winner of the Golden Aries award and the State Film Fund of the Russian Federation award. Author of a number of books. In 2010, he was expelled from the Russian Union of Cinematographers for criticizing its chairman Nikita Mikhalkov.
Shahida Tulaganova — Producer/Director, has over 20 years' experience in news, current affairs and documentaries for the BBC (UK), Channel 4 (UK) and RFE/RL (Czech Republic). She has produced a number of documentaries, two of which received major awards. Shahida is also an experienced war reporter. She has reported from the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Lebanon, Turkey and Somalia, as well as from across the Caucasus, Ukraine and Central Asia. She is also known for the BBC Panorama program My Fake Passports and Me, an investigation into passport forgery in Europe.
Vera Pavlova — poet, author of 25 books in Russian, laureate of the Apollo Grigoriev Grand Prize, Moscow Account and Anthology Prizes. Translated into 28 foreign languages. The latest book, “The Line of Contact,” was published in July 2023 by the independent publishing house Freedom Letters.