Best Feature-Length Documentary
Sergey Dvortsevoy is a Kazakh director and documentarian. In 1993 he graduated from the Higher Courses for Screenwriters and Directors in Moscow, which kicked off his career as the creator of documentary and fictional short films. His debut feature film Tulpan was made 2008 and garnered numerous awards at international film festivals – Best Director at the Tokyo IFF, Discovery of the Year at the European Film Awards, and the East of the West Award at the Karlovy Vary IFF. The peak of critical naturalism in his work to date is the film Ayka (2018), which earned Samal Eslyamová the award for best actress at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.
Reza Deghati is a French-Iranian photojournalist. Following his passion for photography, he became an International award-winning photographer. In 1979, he left architecture to become a photojournalist and covered the Iranian Revolution. After moving to France Reza has covered a large part of the globe for international media such as Time Magazine, Stern, Newsweek, El País, Paris Match and National Geographic. His photographs tell the world's cultures, traditions, history and, most of all, Reza's infallible hope for a better world. He spends much of his time as lecturer, trainer, and visiting professor, giving presentations and running workshops on global issues. His humanitarian work and photojournalism have been recognized by international institutions and universities.
Christine Camdessus is a festival director and producer. She launched her production company ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS in 2001. She has produced more than 60 creative documentaries, which were distributed in most of the world. Christine is a chairwoman of NIPKOW’s jury (Berlin). She was a vice-president of USPA (leading TV producers union in France) from 2014 to 2018. Since June 2018, Christine has been a Managing and Artistic Director of FIPADOC, an international documentary festival. ALEGRIA PRODUCTIONS received the price of best production company of documentaries in France, in 2013.
Sabina Shikhlinskaya is an Azerbaijani artist and independent curator. She is a member of the Union of Artists of Azerbaijan, has the title of Honored Artist of Azerbaijan and a member of the International Committee of Museums and Collections of Contemporary Art – CIMAM. Her works are presented in public and private collections, such as the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art in Baku, the HumaKabakci collection, etc. Since 1993, he has curated more than 50 exhibitions and projects in Azerbaijan and abroad. In 2010, she continued the theme of gender and curated the international video art exhibition - "Openly" - "To Be a Woman" as part of "Istanbul 2010 - European Capital of Culture" held in Istanbul, Turkey.
Ondřej Kamenický is festival director of International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival One World, the largest human rights documentary film festival in the world held in Prague and other 25 cities and towns in the Czech Republic. He studied cinema studies at Faculty of Arts (Charles University, Prague) and curator studies at Faculty of Art and Design. Ondřej was a part of the international jury of the Short Competitive Program at MakeDox, the Macedonian Festival of Creative Documentary film. He was involved in the programming of the festival and was one of the coordinators of the programme Get Your Audience! He is a professional curator with an academic background in cultural studies.