Festival Jury

David Tames

David Tames

Film critic, Professor of Northeastern University, co-founder of a video sharing site MIT TechTV, member of the board of Filmmakers Collaborative.

Vitaly Komar

Vitaly Komar

Artist, co-founder of the “Sots-Art” (Soviet Pop Art movement).

Nancy Condee

Nancy Condee

Professor of the University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Program for Film and Media Studies.

Barney Oldfield

Barney Oldfield

Barney Oldfield – Chairman of the Anthology Film Archive, member of New York’s Center for Experimental and Independent Film, General Manager of Angelika Entertainment Corporation.

Lucy Kostelanetz

Lucy Kostelanetz

Lucy Kostelanetz, independent documentary filmmaker, the president of Flaherty Seminar from 2000-2001.

Jeff Bliumis

Jeff Bliumis

Jeff Bliumis – sculptor, creator of the festival Grand Prix. His work has been exhibited internationally at various venues, including the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Centre d’Art Contemporain in Meymac, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and others.

Elena Ulanovski

Elena Ulanovski

The Festival coordinator, a member of the Organizing Committee of the RUSDOCFILMFEST-3W. Elena Ulanovski is a film producer, novelist, screenwriter, and playwright. She is a co-founder of producers’ company Weekend Movie Productions, LLC.

Exclusion Zone
Зона отселения
2020  
•  Russia/Ukraine  
•  13 min  
•  Russian, English subtitles
Author/Director(s): Julia Rytik
Producer(s): Artur Miller
Studio: GITR Film & TV School

Sound Engineer: Ivan Apilat

When the Chernobyl nuclear power station blew up in 1985 it seemed that Time came to a halt. Indeed, it did for those residents in areas that were contaminated with radioactive fallout from the disaster. In this film, for the first time, the public hears things that these residents previously wouldn’t dare to speak aloud. This is a genre called "post-apocalyptic documentary”.

Julia Rytik worked at the Gorky film studio. Since 2019, she has been working at Mir Media as an assistant director and editing director.

Wednesday, October 20th (Fresh Look program is free)