Jukka-Pekka Laakso

Since 2002, he has been the head of the Tampere Film Festival. As the festival director, along with the co-director, he is responsible for strategic planning and programming. Additionally, Jukka-Pekka is the executive director of the local film center in Tampere, the “Pirkanmaa Film Centre.” Jukka-Pekka Laakso is also a member of the European Film Academy. The Tampere Film Festival is one of the oldest short film festivals in the world.

Lauma Kaudzīte

Based in Paris, Lauma is the coordinator of European Short Pitch and Managing Director of Short Film conference, as well as the short film programme manager at Riga International Film Festival. She serves as a jury member in different festivals, and takes part of several selection committees like European Short Pitch and Baltic Pitching Forum. Additionally, Lauma is a project coordinator at Latvian Animation Association and manages industry events in 2ANNAS – short film festival in Latvia.

Anna Onufriienko

Anna is a cultural studies researcher, journalist, in 2014-2023 film critic and programmer at Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Center (Ukrainian film archive), program coordinator of retrospective film programs, co-curator of exhibitions on Ukrainian cinema and art (VUFKU.Lost&Found, Ukrainian Film Posters of 1920-1930s), and co-director of the montage films Atomograd. Montage of Utopia, Intervision-Lviv.

Union of the Ukrainian Film Critics (UUFC) NATIONAL COMPETITION JURY

Kateryna Slipchenko

Film critic and art critic. Member of the Ukrainian Film Academy, the Union of Film Critics of Ukraine and the International Federation of Film Press FIPRESCI.
Editor of the culture department of ZAXID.NET

Anton Frolov

Editor of the online film magazine Cineast, director of the independent Ukrainian film festival “Bardak”, member of the Ukrainian Film Academy and volunteer of the public organization “Ukraine SOS”

Valeriy Myrnyi

Film reviewer of New Voice magazine, journalist, producer, member of the Union of Film Critics of Ukraine.

Oksana Voloshenyuk

Teacher of Kyiv National I. K. Karpenko-Karyi University of Theatre, Cinema and Television, film expert, member of Fipresci, Chairman of the Board of the Union of Film Critics of Ukraine.

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