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

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

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

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

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.

A House Made of Splinters
•  Co-production: Denmark, Ukraine, Sweden, and Finland  
•  1:27h  
•  Ukrainian, Russian, with English subtitles
Author/Director(s): Simon Lereng Wilmont
Producer(s): Monica Hillström

This documentary had its world premiere at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival and was the Academy Award nominee for Best documentary film in 2023. The film is about children from a special orphanage in Eastern Ukraine. A small group of social workers is taking care of children who lost their parents in the war. They are trying to create a safe space for children near the front line. The filming of the documentary lasted for more than two years in the Donbas region.

Simon Lereng Wilmont’s “Distance Barking of Docs” received the Grand Prix at the 12th RUSDOCFILMFEST in 2019.

Fri, March 24