FACES OF THE AWARD

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

EXECUTIVE BOARD

RUSTAM IBRAGIMBEKOV

Chairperson of the Executive Board,

screenwriter, director

Member of the American Film Academy and the European Film Academy. Member of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika». Chairperson of Confederation of the Filmmakers Unions. Recipient of State Awards. Distinguished Worker of Arts of the Russian Federation. People’s Writer of Azerbaijan. Professor at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography.

ELDAR SHENGELAYA

Director, screenwriter, educator

«People's artist» of the USSR. Recipient of USSR State Award. Recipient of Shota Rustaveli Award.

MARK ZILBERQUIT

Musicologist and Public figure

Chairperson, Board of Directors, «Muzyka» — «P. Jurgenson» — «Gamma-press» Publishing House. President of the «P.I. Tchaikovsky» International Charitable Foundation.

GULNARA ABIKEEVA

Film expert and critic

Member of FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics). Member of NETPAK (Asian Film Critics Association). President of Kazakhstan Film Critics Association.

PAVEL FINN

Screenwriter, playwright

Distinguished Worker of Arts of the Russian Federation. Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika». Head of Film Directing creative workshop at «High Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors».

ARUTYUN KHACHATRYAN

Film director, screenwriter, director of photography, producer

President of the «Golden Apricot» Yerevan International Film Festival. Member of Armenian Film Academy. Distinguished Worker of Arts of Armenia. People’s Artist of Armenia. Member of the European Film Academy. Recipient of Armenian State Award. Chairperson of the Armenia Filmmakers Union.

IGOR KLEBANOV

Director of Photography

​«People’s Artist» of the Russian Federation. President of the Russian Guild of Cinematographers. President of Russian Guild of Cinematographers’ Award «White square». Board member of the Filmmakers Union of Russia. Member of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika». Professor at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography.

KIRILL RAZLOGOV

Cultural studies and film scholar

Doctor of Arts. President of the Guild of Film Critics of Russia. Member of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika». Professor at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography.

EVGENIYA TIRDATOVA

Film critic, producer, screenwriter and director

Member of the European film Academy. Member of the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of Russia. Vice-President of the Guild of Film Critics of Russia. Member of the International jury and FIPRESCI jury. Associate Professor at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography.

ALEKSANDR SHEIN

Producer, film director, screenwriter and actor

Head producer at «2PLAN2» Film Company. Member of the European Film Academy.

MARIA ZVEREVA

Screenwriter

Member of the European Film Academy. Member of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika». Distinguished Worker of Arts of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area. Vice-president of the «Spirit of Fire» International Festival of Cinematographic Debuts.

VADIM ABDRASHITOV

Film director

Member of the Filmmakers Union of Russia. Member of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika». Board member of the Directors Guild of Russia. Jury member at the «Triumph» Award. Chairperson of «Ark-film» («Mosfilm Studios»). Professor at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography.

RASIM DARGAH-ZADEH

Film producer

Board member of the Producers Guild of Russia. Merited Worker of Arts of the Russian Federation.

MIKHAIL DEGTYAR

TV Reporter, documentary film director, film producer

​Head of «Reporter» studio. Member of the Russian Television Academy. Member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences «Emmy». Merited Worker of Arts of the Russian Federation.

YULI GUSMAN

Film and theater director, anchorperson

Founder and CEO of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika». Distinguished Worker of Arts of the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan. People’s Artist of Azerbaijan.

SAFAR KHAKDODOV

Screenwriter, actor, editor, film producer

Director of the «Didor» International Film Festival. Chairperson of the Tajikistan Filmmakers Union.

ALEKSANDER MARYAMOV

Film director, playwright

Recipient of Russian State Award.

ANDREY PLAKHOV

Film expert and critic

Honorary President of FIPRESCI. Member of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika». Member of the European Film Academy.

KONSTANTIN SCHERBAKOV

Theatre and film critic

Distinguished Worker of Arts of the Russian Federation. Distinguished Worker of Arts of Poland. Member of the Russian Academy of Cinema Arts «Nika».

LEONID DRACHEVSKY

Chairperson of the Board Of Trustees Diplomat

Executive Director of the «Alexander Gorchakov» Public Diplomacy Fund. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Russian Council on International Affairs. State Councilor of the Russian Federation I class.

MICHAIL SHVYDKOY

Statesman and Public figure

Special representative of the President of the Russian Federation for international cultural cooperation. Ambassador-at-large for special assignments of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Theater critic. Artistic Director of the Moscow musical theatre. Head of the Faculty of the Graduate School of cultural policy and management in the humanitarian sector of Moscow State University.

MARIA ZAKHAROVA

Diplomat

The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Chief of Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary, 2nd Class. PhD in Historical sciences.

YURI KOBALADZE

Journalist

Deputy Dean of the International Journalism School (MGIMO-University). Board member of the «Council for foreign and defense policy». Member of the Public Council under the Federal Agency for press and mass communications. Jury member at the National Literary Prize «Big book».

IMANGALI TASMAGAMBETOV

Statesman and Public figure

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Kazakhstan to the Russian Federation.

SELECTION BOARD

ANDREY PLAKHOV
ELENA PLAKHOVA
VASILIY STEPANOV
KONSTANTIN SHAVLOVSKIY​
LARISA MALYUKOVA
ANDREY PLAKHOV
Art director of the award
KONSTANTIN SHAVLOVSKIY
PR director of the award
FATIMA IBRAGIMBEKOVA
Producer of the award