Festival "HERO"

Jury 2022

President of the Festival



Vladimir Grammatikov
(Russia)

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 has 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
(Russia)

Film director, writer, 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”. Winner of the honorary prize “For Contribution to the Children's Cinema”.

Jury



Igor Volchek
(the Republic of Belarus)

Animator, director, "Belarusfilm” studio’s composer of animated and feature films. Honored Art Worker of the Republic of Belarus. Winner of numerous international animation festivals.

He studied Higher Director's Courses at the State Film Institute of the USSR (Yuri Norshtein’s workshop).
Igor Volchek has composed music for more than 40 films (documentaries, feature films, animated films).

Director of the highest category. International and national film festivals laureate (Germany, France, Poland and other counties). Professor of the Department of Design, the Institute of Modern Knowledge.

Director of animated films: “Na Zare na Dvore” (At Dawn in the Yard), "Capriccio", “Kak Lisa Volka Sudila” (How the Fox Judged the Wolf), "Tom Thumb", “Priklyucheniya Nesterki| (The Adventures of Nesterka).



Ekaterina Golovnya
(Russia)

Director, screenwriter documentary films producer.

From 2012 to 2018, she was a member of the expert commission for evaluating documentaries of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
In 2016, she began teaching at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography named after. S.A. Gerasimova.
In 2019, she was appointed to the position of director of the Illusion Cinema.
In 2020, Ekaterina was appointed as the director of the Central House of Cinematographers.
From 2008 to the present Ekaterina Golovnya is General Director and producer of the Golden Ribbon Studio (Studiya Zolotaya Lenta).
From 2017 to the present she is the Head of the first Sevastopol pitching of the International film and television projects.

She has participated in more than 50 documentaries creation as an author, director and producer. She has written scripts for more than 70 documentaries and cartoons. Many works have been awarded prizes at Russian and international film festivals.

Over twenty years, she has been a jury member of many Russian and international film festivals.

Dimitris Koutsiabasakos
(Greece)

Director, Associate Professor of Film Directing at the Aristotle University Film School in Thessaloniki. Directing Department graduate of the University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov.

He has directed documentaries, television series, short and feature films. His works have been awarded national and international awards.

Selected filmography: "Daniel", “Tkachi” (Weavers), "Hercules, Achelos and Mesochora", “Yanis Kastritsis Chelovek i Ego Ten” (Janis Kastritsis a Man and his Shadow), “Bezmolvniy Svidetel” (Silent Witness), “Stat Aktyorom” (Become an Actor), “Bakaleishik” (Grocer), “Syn Hranitelya” (Son of the Keeper), “Holm 33” (Hill 33).

Natalia Nilova
(Russia)

Animation film director, screenwriter. Natalya has been working in animation since 1991. She graduated from the directing department of the University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov (course of A. Khrzhanovsky).

Director of full-length animated films: “Dva Hvosta” (Two Tails), “Bolshoye Puteshestvie” (The Great Journey), author's animated films: “Krysky i Kniga” (Rats and a Book), "Kidnapping in Miami", “Lisichka Kotoraya Umela Igrat na Skripke” (The Fox Who Could Play the Violin), “Istoriya Kinomechanika” (The Story of a Projectionist).

She has participated in the creation of more than 30 animated films as an animator, artist, animation supervisor.

Alexander Kalashnikov
(Russia)

Director, sound engineer and documentary films producer.

Alexander Kalashnikov is the laureate of the State Prize of the Krasnoyarsk region named after V. Tregubovich in the field of cinematography (2021), Honored Worker of Culture of the Krasnoyarsk region.

From 2000 to the present he is the General Director of the Krasnoyarsk Film Studio LLC. (Krasnoyarskaya Kinostudiya).

He is the author and director of more than 10 documentaries including: “Zamorozhennoye Vremya” (Frozen Time), “Selskiy Kinomechanik” (Rural projectionist), “Zhestkaya Stsepka” (Coupling), “Tanets Zhizny” (Dance of Life), etc.

Alexander is the sound engineer of more than 80 feature films, documentaries, animated films, winner of many Russian and international film competitions.

Alexander Kalashnikov is the jury member of Russian and international film festivals.

Vitalia Kornienko
(Russia)

Film and dubbing actress.

Vitaliya has taken part in more than 90 films. She has dubbed and voiced more than 30 roles in international films and cartoons.

Vitaliya Kornienko is the international competition diploma owner “Nol plus” (Zero plus) for the main role in the film "The Girl and the Tree of Wishes"; the 38th VGIK International Student Festival diploma, best female role; Bordeaux diploma, role of Princess Eugene; "Magic of cinema" diploma, best children's role; "Actress of the Year" (cinema) of the 1st National Award "TALENTED KIDS AWARDS 2019"; special jury prize - the Blue Bird grant for the development of creative abilities (season 6).

Latest works in cinema are: “Odnazhdy v Pustine” (Once in the Desert), “Kapitan Volkonogov Bezhal” (Captain Volkonogov Ran), “Lev Yashin” (Leo Yashin), “Vratar moyei Mechty” (The Goalkeeper of My Dreams), “Lyod 2” (Ice 2), “Svetlyachok” (Firefly) and other films. Latest dubbed works are: “Lunnie Priklyucheniya” (Lunar Adventures), “Konyok Gorbunok” (The Hunchback Horse), “Tainyi Mir Anny” (The Secret World of Anna), “Holodnoye Serdtse 2” (Cold Heart 2), "Proxima" and others.

Vasily Builov
(Russia)

Film director, the "Sayanfilm" company head. Education: P. I. Ivanov-Radkevich Krasnoyarsk College of Arts, Literary Institute named after M. Gorky, All-Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov.

Awards: main prize in the "Best film" nomination of the “Shorty” (Shorts) Film Festival, the prize of the "National Fund for the Support of Copyright Holders" at the III Moscow Film Festival “Budem Zhit” (Let's Live), the winner in the "Best Musical Film" nomination at the “AudFest” festival, the winner in the "Best Film" nomination at the Baikal Film Festival 2019.

Selected filmography:

“Zvuki” (Sounds), “Kniga Zhelaniy” (Wish Book), "Nemesis", “Svobodnie Dengi”(Free Money), “Loskutnoye Odeyalo” (Patchwork Quilt), “Gluhonemie”(Deaf and Dumb), “Aktivatsiya”(Activation), “Efir” (Broadcast).

Mariya Krasnoperova
(Russia)

Film director, cameraman, and screenwriter.

Education: Siberian Federal University, Economics and Management Department, "Organization Management" major. Institute of Contemporary Art, "Director of feature films and TV movies", master O. Nifontova. Moscow School of New Cinema, general direction, artistic director D. Mamulia. Mariya is the participant of the international documentary films laboratory for directors and producers B2B DOC.

Awards: Short Film Festival "Cinema Break", special jury prize for revealing the image of the hero ("Grandmother Evgenia"), Baikal Regional Film Festival, special prize from the jury and experts "For a life-loving view of the world" ("Grandmother Evgenia")

Awards: Short Film Festival “Pereryv na Kino”(Movie Break), special jury prize for revealing the hero image “Babushka Evgenia”(Grandma Evgenia); Baikal Regional Film Festival, special jury and experts prize "For a life-loving view of the world" (Grandma Evgenia). Filmography: “Moyo Otnoshenie s Kino” (My Relationship with Cinema), "Grandma Evgenia", “503 | Myortvaya Doroga”(503 | Dead Road), “Posledniy Reis” (Last Flight).

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