Festival "HERO"

Selection Board

NILOVA NATALIA
(Russia)

In animation since 1991. Graduate of Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov, General Stage Management Department (course by Alexander V. Khrzhanovsky), animation director, screenwriter.

Director of full-length animated movies Two Tails, The Big Trip, The Big Trip. Special Delivery, auteur animated films Rats and Books, The Fox Who Could Play the Violin, A Story of Booth Operator.

Animator, director, and animation supervisor in creation of more than 30 animated films.

ALFEROVA ELENA
(Russia)

Documentary and television director. Documentary Film and Television Guild member. Documentary program selector for the film festivals:

Radiant Angel International Film Festival, from 2010 to present (Moscow);

Hero International Film Festival for Children and Youth, from 2018 to present (Krasnoyarsk);

Rendezvous with Russia International Film Project (2014-2017).

Victory Day International Film Festival, program director, since 2023.

Director of more than 30 documentaries and television programs, and a feature-length feature film Sea- Buckthorn Summer, 2018.

The film awarded prizes:

Golden Knight, 2019 (the best debut);

Window to Europe, 2019 (audience award);

Literature and Cinema, 2019 (the best actor and the best music).

From 2016 to 2021, teacher at AURUM children's film and television school.

Since 2021, owner and CEO of ART FLAME film laboratory for children and teenagers.

Graduated from Russian State University of Cinematography named after S. Gerasimov in 2007 (popular science cinema and multimedia workshop). On television since 2004 (Kultura TV channel, Znanie-TV educational channel).

From 2008 to present, one of the directors of Documentary Camera authorial television series (broadcast on Kultura TV channel).

Winner of prizes and nominations at festivals in Russia and abroad, including:

Grand Prix of Family of Russia Film Festival, 2009

Best Documentary Film award at the International Sports Film Festival, Samara, 2014.

Best Editing award at the International Sports Film Festival in Palermo, Italy, 2015.

Participant of the Russian Programs of the Moscow International Film Festival.

Laureate of the International Sports Film Program (Argentina-Milan), 2021, etc.

Since 2022, children’s award panel manager, Radiant Angel Film Festival.

Counselor for youth creative film laboratory within Rendezvous with Russia. Territory of National Unity film festival (Arkhangelsk).

Since 2023, counselor for film laboratory within Regional Crafts of the Vologda Province project (Vologda).

AITUGANOVA MILIAUSHA
(Russia)

Professor of Kazan State Institute of Culture. Director of Tatarkino, the state budgetary institution of culture of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Member of Filmmakers' Union of Russia. Executive Director of Kazan International Muslim Film Festival. Honored Artist of the Republic of Tatarstan.

Awarded with the badge of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Tatarstan for achievements in culture.

Producer, co-author of scripts for feature-length and short films, TV series, including full-length feature films Tarlan, We are children of 1941, Kilometer 823, etc.

Award panel member for the international festivals:

4th In Love with Art International Film Festival in St. Petersburg;

20th PiterKiT International Student Film Festival;

13th Student Festival of Muslim Culture and Amateur Cinema of the Russian Islamic Institute (Kazan);

Cinema Kids V International Festival in St. Petersburg;

8th Shahr International Film Festival in Iran (Tehran), etc.

ANNA KOZAK (Russia)

Acting director of municipal autonomous institution Film Center.

A graduate of Cultural Journalism School.

A permanent expert in film sections of Krasnoyarsk FM 96.2 and Krasnoyarsk Glavny radio stations, author of articles for Krasnoyarsk magazine Sobaka.ru, and Culture24 information portal.

Member of the award panel for SiberiaDOC International Film Festival short- and mid-length film program.

Expert commission member for Talents Without Borders regional creative festival, Krasnoyarsk. Chronicle of Victory military sports festival of historical and research projects, film project pitching at Hero: Film School workshop within Hero International Film Festival for Children and Youth, I Give My Heart to Children professional competition for the best teachers in the field of additional education of Krasnoyarsk region. 

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