Festival "BRAVE"


President of the Festival

Vladimir Grammatikov

Soviet and Russian film director, scriptwriter, play-writer, producer, film actor. Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1995). Creative producer of “Walt Disney Company CIS”.

1998-2001 - Director General of the Maxim Gorky Film Studio for Children and Youth.

Since 2001 - Head of the Acting Workshop of the Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov.

Vladimir Grammatikov directed more than 20 films, including “Usatiy Nyan” (“Mustached Nanny”), “Shla Sobaka po Royalyu” (“A Dog Was Walking on the Piano”), “Taina Sibirskoy Knyazhny” (“Siberian Princess’ Secret”), TV series “Sibirochka” (“Siberian Girl”), “Malenkaya Printsessa” (“Little Princess”), “Zvezda i Smert Khoakina Muriety” (“The Star and Death of Joaquin Murrieta”).

Jury Chairman

Vladimir Alenikov

Writer, film director, play-writer, producer.

Honored Artist of the Russian Federation, member of the worldwide association of writers PEN International. Academician of the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences of Russia. Winner of Russian and international film festivals.

Scriptwriter, producer and director of more than 20 feature and documentary films: “Priklyucheniya/Kanikuly Petrova i Vasechkina” (“Adventures of Petrov and Vasechkin”), “Bindyuzhnik i Korol” (“Drayman and the King”), “Ulybka Boga ili Chisto Odesskaya Istoriya” (“God's Smile or The Odessa Story”), “Voina Printsesy” (“Princess' War”), “Pistolet (s 6 do 7.30 vechera)” (“The Gun (from 6 to 7.30 p.m.)”), etc.

Head of the Directing Craft Workshop of the Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov. Head of the course “Genre Film Directing” at the N.S. Mikhalkov Academy of Cinematographic and Theater Arts. President of the Baltic International Kids Academy of Film Art. Prize-winner of the Russian International Horror Film Festival and Awards “Drop” (2015). Winner of the honorary prize “For Contribution to the Children's Cinema”.


Margret Albers

Since 2017 she is the president of the European Children’s Film Association (ECFA).

Margret is a project manager at the German Children’s Film Association (Academy for Children's Media, Outstanding Films for Children, Formats from Thuringia).

She studied at Göttingen, Berkeley and Babelsberg. Ms Albers holds degrees in English and German Literature as well as in Media Studies. Her passion is the fantastic genres, and media for children.

From 1996 to 2016 she was the CEO of the German Children's Media Foundation GOLDENER SPATZ and director of the Media Festival of the same name.

Margret is a regular member of various juries (e.g. Grimme Award), gives lectures and works as a journalist.

Christian Dyekjaer

Danish Film director and screenwriter. Christian has worked both with feature films and TV series.

Since 1999 co-founder of the Danish Film School “Super16”. His feature film "Unsuccessful Photos of Rare Birds" won a prize at the Moscow Film Festival "КОТ" Festival in 2014.

His films have been screened all around the world at different film festivals (Moscow, Malmö, Minsk, Zlin). Now he is working on his 5th feature film, a premiere in theaters is expected in the fall of 2020.

Angela Bravo

Angela Bravo studied at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm, Berlin University of the Arts and Film Academy Valand in University of Gothenburg.

She works as a film director and artist. Angela works with art or film related to archive or with archive material in different formats. Angela’s work stretches the boundaries between different formats and she explores the documentary format. As a filmmaker, Angela is multi-faceted and has worked with everything from animation, art film and documentary. In her documentary work she challenges the boundaries between fictional and performative.

Her feature debut documentary Innanför “Within” was nominated for the prestigious Tempo Doc Award 2016.

Denis Chernov

Principal Director of the animated series “Smeshariki” (“Kikoriki”). Director of the full-length films “Kikoriki.Team Invincible”,” Kikoriki. Legend of the Golden Dragon”, ”Kikoriki. Déjà vu”.

Lead Director of Petersburg Animation Studio.

Tatiana Belova

Creative producer of Riki Group of Companies.

Editor and screenwriter of the animated series "Kikoriki"

Operator and stereo operator of the full-length films ”Kikoriki. Legend of the Golden Dragon”, “Kikoriki. Déjà vu” and “My friend panda."

Screenwriter and author of the full-length animated film "Finnik" the Riki Group flagship project.

Alisher Khamidkhodjaev

Uzbek and Russian cameraman.

Alisher Khamidkhodjaev worked at Saint Petersburg Documentary Films Studio, and took part in creation of “Cinema chronicles of Russia”.

Awards: Best Cinematography Award of the Transilvania International Film Festival (“4” (2005), the Venice Film Festival Award “The Golden Osella” for Best Cinematography and the Nika Award for Best Cinematography (“Paper Soldier” (2008), the Russian Guild of Film Critics Award “The White Elephant” for Best Cinematography (“Tale in the Darkness” (2009), the Open Russian Film Festival “Kinotavr” Award for Best Cinematography and The White Elephant Award for Best Cinematography (“Living” (2012), The White Elephant Award for Best Cinematography (“Anna's War” (2018).

Georgy Molodtsov

Russian director and producer, expert in VR-content.

In 2008 graduated from the All-Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK), nonfiction film school of Sergey Miroshnichenko. Georgy has worked as a documentary selector at the Moscow International Film Festival, an editor and film selector at talk-show “Watch…Discuss…” on the TV channel “Rossiya-K” (Kultura). In 2015 took Master of Arts in Film and Video at School of Communication of American University (Washington, USA) through the Fulbright program.

Georgy is the organizer of the film program of the festival VR_SciFest (Sweden) and the curator of the Open Frame Award at GoEast Festival (Germany).

Alexander Kuznetsov

Documentary Film Director (Siberian studio of Independent Film, Petit à Petit Production)

Director of the documentaries “We'll be alright”, “Manuel de Liberation” (2016); “Territoire de la liberté” (2014); “Territoire de l’amour” (2010).


Jury Grand Prix and Interreligious Prize of the International Documentary Film Festival "Visions du reel" (Nyon, Switzerland, 2016).

Grand Prix of the International Documentary Film Festival "Artdokfest" (Moscow, 2016).

First prize of the international Jury of the Human Rights Film Festival (Vienna, Austria, 2016).

Grand Prize of the Jury of the Nancy-Lorraine International Film Festival (Nancy, France, 2016).

John Marshall Award at the Camden International Film Festival (USA, 2016).

First prize of the National Competition of the International Film Festival "Message to Man" (St. Petersburg, 2017).

Prize of the XI Andrei Tarkovsky International Film Festival "Zerkalo" (Ivanovo, 2017).

First Prize of the International Film Festival “Images of Justice” (Rennes, France, 2018).

Jury member of the National Competition of the International Film Festival "Message to Man" (St. Petersburg, 2018).

Participant of International Documentary Film Festivals in Amsterdam (Panorama program) and in Leipzig (International program), etc.

Maxim Mussel

Maxim Mussel - director, producer, filmmaking teacher, author of the book “Mobile Filmmaking: 100 steps to making a movie with your smartphone”, official founder of Mobile Filmmaker’s International Festival

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