Presenting the Jury of SPIFF World Cup of Genre Cinema 2020

Kralevski Goce (Macedonia)
Producer and editor, founder of the production company DNF Films. Goce has a ten year experience working as an editor and producer in film studios, TV, marketing agencies, as well as working as an independent producer. Goce has produced several feature (“Children of the Sun”, “Mocking of Christ”) and short films, fiction and documentaries, which screened at many film festivals. Goce’s experience in television ranges from TV shows like “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”, but also music videos, made-for-TV shows including “Explore Macedonia,” as well as promotional videos and commercials. Goce holds a BA in Editing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Macedonia and is currently enrolled in postgraduate studies for Editing as Audiovisual Aesthetic concept. Goce has enrolled in many workshops and programs like Sarajevo Talent Campus, Focal Programs and many more.

Leonid Grigurko (Russia)
Director from Saint-Petersburg. His film’s «Head over heels» World premier took place at the International Space Station, and Russian premier — at the SPIFF 2017. Leonid won several awards of international festivals, including Main DepicT Award of ENCOUNTERS (UK). Participated in International Film Festival Rotterdam: IFFR 2019.

John Currie (UK)

John co-founded and produces for Arrondissement Films. «Go With God» won many awards including Best Short at the Cardiff International Film Festival 2017. «Lucidity» is currently on the festival trail, as is «Hard Shadow», a fabulous short film made with budding Iranian director, Neda Khanifar.John Currie also is the Founder and Director of the Beeston Film Festival. The festival is the top ranked UK Festival on FilmFreeway’s Best Reviewed Festivals chart. This international short film festival attracts global attention and has spent the past 6 years forging strong bonds between local community and international filmmakers.His other film festival jury experience includes the Formosa Festival of International Filmmakers in Taiwan, the BUT Festival in Holland, and American Golden Picture International Film Festival in Florida, USA.

Никита Ордынский (Nikita Ordynskiy)
Internationally awarded director and screenwriter from Moscow. His release — «Papers, Please» (based on the famous videogame) — has over 8 million views in Internet. New film of Nikita «Beholder» also based on the popular game.

Manuel DeCoco (Greece).

Manuel de Coco is an award-winning director and writer best known for his poetic and transcendent film language. He is the founder and festival director of Kimolos International Film Festival in Greece. He is also known for travelling to extreme places to explore humanity’s relationship with spirituality. Manuel de Coco has directed documentaries for the National TV Channels of Greece, worked in various projects with production companies in Greece, Cyprus, Belgium and Mexico. Οne of his most important corporate videos was “Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos”. His first feature film “Unknown Land” was filmed in Yemen and in Israel. It has participated in 17 International Film Festivals (Sao Paulo IFF, Andrei Tarkovsky IFF, Cairo IFF etc.) and won several awards. The film has been banned in many countries of the Arab world. His next film is the upcoming docu-fiction “Invisible World – Shambhala”, shot over a thirteen-year period in Tibet, Mongolia, Russia, Israel, Palestine, Greece, Italy and Vatican City. Currently he is developing the feature film“Whispers of God”.

Илья Антоненко (Ilia Antonenko) (Russia) — director, screenwriter, selected to more than 180 films festivals and won more than 50 awards. Founder of Saint-Petersburg International Film Festival (St-Petersburg, Russia), Peterhof Film Festival (Peterhof, Russia), Russian Indie Film Festival (St-Petersburg, Russia), Santa Marina Film Festival (Bulgaria).