Film critic, Professor of Northeastern University, co-founder of a video sharing site MIT TechTV, member of the board of Filmmakers Collaborative.
Artist, co-founder of the “Sots-Art” (Soviet Pop Art movement).
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 – 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, independent documentary filmmaker, the president of Flaherty Seminar from 2000-2001.
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.
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.