"RUSSIAN PREMIERES" JURY COMPETITION

SERGEY URSULYAK

RUSSIA
chairman
 
Born in 1958 in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, USSR. Graduated from the acting department at the B.Schukin Theatre College (class of E.Simonov) and from the Higher Courses for Scriptwriters and Film Directors (class of V.Motyl). Was an actor at the Satiricon Theatre in Moscow, director and host of TV programs. His first live-action movie “Russian Ragtime” (1993) won the prize for the best debut at the Kinotavr Russian Film Festival and an award at the Biarritz IFF. His second movie “Country Visitors” (1995) won the main prize at the Kinotavr Festival. Winner of the Government of the Russian Federation Award for the TV series “Life and Fate” (2012) and of the State Award of Russia for the contribution to national film art. Winner of numerous Nika and Golden Eagle awards, prizewinner of national and international film festivals. His directorial filmography also includes “Composition for Victory Day” (1998), “Poirot’s Failure” (2002, TV series), “Long Farewell” (2004), “Liquidation” (2007, TV series), “Isaev” (2009, TV series), “And Quiet Flows the Don” (2015, TV series), “Blackout” (2019, TV series), “Odessa Steamer” (2019), etc.
 
 

IVAN I. TVERDOVSKY

RUSSIA
 
Film director and scriptwriter. Born in Moscow. In 2011 graduated from VGIK (experimental film directing workshop of A.Uchitel). Winner of the Golden Eagle, Nika, White Elephant, Laurel Branch awards. His films “Correctional Class”, “Zoology”, “Jumpman” and “The Conference” got prizes and participated in major international and Russian film festivals, including Venice, Toronto, Rotterdam, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian and others. Member of the European Film Academy. Master of the author’s workshop of film directing at the School of Design at the Higher School of Economics.
 
 
 

PETER ANUROV

RUSSIA
 
Born in 1978 in Moscow. In 1999 he graduated from the economic department of VGIK. Since 2006 has been general producer of the company “Kinoslovo”. Produced the movies “Soulless”, “The Coach”, “Selfie”, “Silver Skates”. A Golden Eagle Award nominee for the movie “Soulless”. “Silver Skates” was the first Russian feature-length movie to be included in the collection Netflix Originals, won six Golden Eagles including the award for the best film in 2021.
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