John Currie (UK)
John is Producer at the award winning Arrondissement Films (Go With God, Lucidity & Hard Shadow) and Founder and Director of the Beeston Film Festival. The festival is the top ranked UK Festival on FilmFreeway’s Best Reviewed Festivals. This international short film festival attracts global attention and has spent the past 8th 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.
Andrés Borghi (Argentina)
Director, born in Argentina in 1982. His most renamed Works are the short film “Otakus”, which was a big success in youtube’s first years around 2007, and “Working Day”, made in New Zealand and awarded by Peter Jackson himself. His latest works are the horror short films “Alexia” and “Behind the Door”, which won the Jury prize for the Best horror at SPIFF World Cup of Genre Cinema 2021.
Никита Ордынский Nikita Ordynsky (Russia)
Nikita Ordynsky was born in Moscow in 1992. In 2010 he entered the faculty of directing at MITRO, workshop of Dmitry Talankin. The first works as a director-producer and screenwriter of the short films «On his own wave» and «Gorbatov: dragged, drags and will drag!» The paintings took part in many Russian and international festivals and were awarded. He wrote and directed the official short film adaptations of the popular video games «Papers, Please» and «Beholder», which have collected over 11 million views on YouTube, and were also well received by both viewers and critics.
Manuel DeCoco (Greece)
Manuel de Coco was born in Athens, Greece. He is a film director and writer, best known for his poetic and transcendental style. He is the founder and festival director of Kimolos International Film Festival in Greece. Manuel de Coco is also well known for travelling to extreme places to explore humanity’s relationship with spirituality. His first feature film «Unknown Land» (2012), was filmed in Yemen and in Israel. It has participated in many International Film Festivals (Cairo IFF, Sao Paulo IFF, Andrey Tarkovsky IFF, Film Festival Cologne etc.) and won several awards. The film has been banned in many countries of the Arab world and in Israel. His second film is the documentary feature «Invisible World» (2022), shot over a fifteen-year period in ten countries (Tibet, Mongolia, Russia, Israel, Palestine, Greece, Italy, Vatican City, Nepal, India).
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 1st SPIFF 2017. Leonid won several awards of international festivals, including Main DepicT Award of ENCOUNTERS (UK). Participated in International Film Festival Rotterdam: IFFR 2019.In 2021 Leonid Grigurko made as the director part of the film almanac «6 light plays» by the production center of A. Konchalovsky.