Ярослав Забалуев 
 / Yaroslav Zabaluev

Film Critic
Born in 1986, Moscow. In 2004-2007, studied at the philological faculty of Moscow State Pedagogical University. Since 2007, worked as columnist for the culture department of Gazeta.Ru. In 2010-2011, became editor of the same department. Author for Empire, Timeout, The Hollywood Reporter Russia, KinoReporter, GQ, Film.ru, Seance, Moskvich Mag.

Moscow:
3 november 17:30, KARO 11 Oktyabr
Bait
Q&A: Yaroslav Zabaluev

Василий Корецкий 
 / Vasiliy Koretskiy

Film Critic
Born in 1975, Moscow. Graduated from the Biological Faculty of Moscow State University. Worked as a junior researcher at the Institute of Protein Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences. In 2001, he began working as a cinematographer in the Weekly Magazine. From 2004 to 2010, he was the editor of the Cinema section of TimeOut magazine. In 2014, he supervised the DPRK Film Program at the International Media Forum in St. Petersburg. He teaches at Pro Arte, the Cultural Journalism School. Since 2012, he is a chief editor of the Cinema section on Colta.ru. Since 2018, he is a senior editor at KinoPoisk.

Moscow:
3 november 19:30, KARO 11 Oktyabr
The Souvenir
Q&A: Vasiliy Koretskiy

Анастасия Мартыненко 
 / Anastasia Martynenko

Culturologist
Graduated from the Yaroslavl State Pedagogical University named after K.D.Ushinsky (Faculty of Russian Philology and Culture).

Yaroslavl:
6 november 19:30, Kinomax Aura
Downton Abbey
Q&A: Anastasia Martynenko

Ольга Логинова 
 / Olga Loginova

Founder an Head of the CINEMANIA Film Club (Sochi)
Philosopher, screenwriter, film critic.

Graduated with honors from Chernyshevsky Saratov State University (Faculty of Social and Human Sciences). As a film critic, she collaborated with leading federal issues (Total Film, OM, "Vash Dosug", etc.).

Since 2014, in Sochi she organizes educational courses on the history of cinema, gives lectures on philosophy, social sciences and screenwriting. Collaborated with well-known Sochi cultural projects - Praxis, 23:59, TsUMI. She is a regular participant in the All-Russian actions “The Night of Arts” and “The Night of Museums”. She is the art director of the short film festivals “Cinemania” and “I shoot Sochi”, the organizer of annual screenings on the International Short Day, and the co-organizer of numerous screenings of programs of Russian and international film festivals in Sochi.

Sochi:
6 november 19:30, Kino MoreMall
Downton Abbey
Q&A: Olga Loginova

Алексей Верзунов 
 / Alexei Verzunov

Theologian, culture reseacher, teacher
Education: The Kuban State University (Bachelor of Theology; Master's Degree in Philology).

Lecturer of history, social studies, fundamentals of philosophy at the Krasnodar Art School and the Krasnodar Choreographic School. 

From 2013 to 2017, he gave public lectures on philosophy, culture and art, participated in charitable and creative events with the support of Coffee Library, Wilson Pub, Locals, KARTON architectural studio, InstaArt-5 Mobile Photography Festival,  Centre for Contemporary Arts Typography and the Apartment Gallery EMME.

In 2014, with the support of the Youth Policy Directorate of the Krasnodar Territory, he was the organizer of the youth philosophical southern federal forum Aletheia.

In 2016, as part of the creative association ART ERA, he was the author of the concept and co-organizer of the International Exhibition of Contemporary Art "Overwrite". The exhibition "Rewriting" was nominated for th Project of the Year by the magazine Sobaka.ru.

In 2016 he held the popular science lecture project "Verzunov on SVALK’a".

Laureat of honorary mention for the active support of the 2nd Regional Festival "In the friendship of peoples - the unity of Russia" from the organizers of the festival and for participation as an expert in the philosophy of art in the creative project ART-KVÁRTAL from the Youth Parliament of Krasnodar.

Member of the educational project Renaissance_krd, in which he lectures on the history of religions and philosophy.

Krasnodar:
6 november 19:30, Kinomax
Downton Abbey
Q&A: Alexei Verzunov

Ольга Джумайло 
 / Olga Dzhumaylo

Head Institute of Philology, Journalism, and Intercultural Communication (SFedU)

Research interests:

  • The Confessional turn in contemporary culture
  • Poetics of self-reflexivity in literature, film and art


Teaching:

  • World literature of the 20th century - present (BA) 5 ECTS credits
  • English literature (BA) 9 ECTS credits
  • Philology in contemporary liberal arts paradigm (MA) 3 ECTS creditsThe course proposes the evaluation of the place and contribution of philology into the 20th century intellectual history (such issues as Cultural Turn, Linquistic Turn, Rethoric Turn, Narrative Turn, Anthropological Turn, etc.). It claims that major research trends in contemporary philology have become central to the humanities and social studies in general.
  • Russian and European Cultural Bonds (MA) 5 ECTS creditsThe course gives an opportunity to consider the relationship between Russian and Europian cultural contexts in the 20th cent. It gives a focus for a consideration of the singularity of culture and supports comparative research skills. Key topic for discussion is the specific impact Russian culture had on Europe (Russian literary classics, Russian seasons, Constructivism, Montage, Stanislavsky's System, Russian thinkers, and other.)
  • Literary text in interdisciplinary studies (PhD) 3 ECTS creditsThe course offers new opportunities for scholarship and innovative thinking about literature and suggests that the potency of contemporary research lies in heterogeneous interdisciplinary methods of interrogation.
  • Literature and Philosophy (MA) 3 ECTS creditsThe course explores the ways in which the key phenomena of literary, philosophical, anthropological and aesthetic nature are related to each other. It is fundamentally concerned with thinking about how we make sense of the world and each other in terms of language and narrative, and demonstrates some examples of close reading in view of philosophical agenda.

Rostov-on-Don:
6 november 20:00, Bolshoi
Downton Abbey
Q&A: Olga Dzhumaylo

7 november 19:30, Bolshoi
Trautmann
Q&A: Olga Dzhumaylo

8 november 19:30, Bolshoi
Swimming With Men / Finished
Q&A: Olga Dzhumaylo

9 november 17:00, Bolshoi
Blinded by the Light
Q&A: Olga Dzhumaylo

Халед Спивак 
 / Khaled Spiewak

Writer, editor, cinematographer, director
Khaled Spiewak is a UK based Director and Video Editor. Before he decided to follow his heroes in cinema, Khaled worked with Rockstar Games as an in house video editor which allowed him to develop his cinematic storytelling skills. He then moved into editing commercials and short films, which resulted in a number of award winning shorts and a catalogue of useful and talented contacts in the film business.  He brought a sharp and cinematic eye as the Additional Photography Director and Editor on ‘Schemers’ and is now working on his directorial debut, a psychological drama feature ‘The Mill’ with other members of the Schemers team.

Moscow:
7 november 20:00, KARO 11 Oktyabr
Schemers
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Sergey Mudrik

8 november 18:30, TSUM
Public talk: British Style. Cinema, Music, Fashion
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Mariya Kuvshinova, Katya Fedorova, Boris Barabanov

8 november 20:00, Moscow Film School
Public talk with the Schemers' producer Khaled Spiewak and lead actor Conor Berry
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Denis Boyarinov

Saint Petersburg:
9 november 14:00, DLT
Public talk with the Schemers crew in DLT
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak

9 november 16:00, Avrora
Schemers
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Nikita Smirnov

Сергей Мудрик 
 / Sergey Mudrik

Music editor of the TV show "Evening Urgant"
Graduated from the D.Mendeleev University of Chemical Technology of Russia.

In 2009-2011, he was a regular author for the online version of the FUZZ magazine. From 2011 to 2017, he was a regular contributor to the oldest Russian music web zvuki.ru. Until 2017, he worked in advertising (media planning for TV). Since September 2017, he is music editor of the TV show "Evening Urgant". Since March 2018 till June 2019, he was a music editor of one of the main Russian YouTube music channels “On Air”.

Freelance author for  the Music section of the Afisha Daily. Collaborates as a consultant with advertising agencies. Is a curator of music programs of different festivals.

Winner of the Jager Music Awards for Contribution to Industry.

Moscow:
7 november 20:00, KARO 11 Oktyabr
Schemers
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Sergey Mudrik

Конор Берри 
 / Conor Berry

Actor
Conor is from Edinburgh, Scotland. The 24-year old trained at the Giles Foreman Centre for Acting in Soho, London, where he received a post-graduate diploma. Just 6 months after graduating, Conor landed his debut role as the lead role Davie in British indie film Schemers which won the Edinburgh International Film Festival Audience Award.

Moscow:
7 november 20:00, KARO 11 Oktyabr
Schemers
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Sergey Mudrik

8 november 18:30, TSUM
Public talk: British Style. Cinema, Music, Fashion
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Mariya Kuvshinova, Katya Fedorova, Boris Barabanov

8 november 20:00, Moscow Film School
Public talk with the Schemers' producer Khaled Spiewak and lead actor Conor Berry
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Denis Boyarinov

Saint Petersburg:
9 november 14:00, DLT
Public talk with the Schemers crew in DLT
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak

9 november 16:00, Avrora
Schemers
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Nikita Smirnov

Борис Барабанов 
 / Boris Barabanov

Journalist, Presenter, Producer
Music columnist for the newspaper Kommersant, radio host, producer, lecturer.

Born in 1973 in Odessa. Graduated from Odessa State University with a degree "Teacher of Russian Language and Literature".

Worked on the radio Maximum and Nashe Radio. Collaborated as a PR manager with Billy’s Band and Zemfira. In 2006, he was the curator of the music program of the Territory Contemporary Art Festival. In 2012-2013 was music producer of the TV show “Evening Urgant”.

Moscow:
8 november 18:30, TSUM
Public talk: British Style. Cinema, Music, Fashion
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Mariya Kuvshinova, Katya Fedorova, Boris Barabanov

Мария Кувшинова 
 / Mariya Kuvshinova

Film critic
Born in 1978, Moscow.

In 2000 graduated from the Moscow State University (Faculty of Journalism).

2001-2004 – correspondent for the culture department of the newspaper Izvestia. 2007 – vice chief editor of the Russian version of the Empire magazine. 2005-2012 – worked at the InStyle magazine. 2009-2012 – the editor-in-chief of the Cinema section on the OpenSpace.ru portal (now Colta.ru). 2012 – vice chief editor of W-O-S.ru. 2013 – the editor of the Afisha magazine and the Cinema section on Afisha.ru. 2013-2015 – vice editor-in-chief at the magazine Seans (St Petersburg).

Author of the books: Balabanov, Cinema as a visual code, Alexander Mindadze: from Soviet to Post-Soviet.

Moscow:
8 november 18:30, TSUM
Public talk: British Style. Cinema, Music, Fashion
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Mariya Kuvshinova, Katya Fedorova, Boris Barabanov

Катя Федорова 
 / Katya Fedorova

Author of Fashion Telegram Channel - Good morning, Karl
Education: Boston University (Business Administration Department);  Parsons school of Design.

Worked on Isaac Mizrahi's TV show. Was author for several magazines from the Hearst and Сonde Nast publishing houses in New York. In Moscow, she was the editor at Vogue, The Blueprint, Interview. Founder of Superkiosk agency.

Moscow:
8 november 18:30, TSUM
Public talk: British Style. Cinema, Music, Fashion
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Mariya Kuvshinova, Katya Fedorova, Boris Barabanov

Александра Воробьёва 
 / Alexandra Vorobyeva

Philosopher, Lecturer
Candidate of Philosophy, specialist in philosophy, logic, epistemology.

Education: Volgograd State University.

Volgograd:
8 november 19:30, Cinema Park Europa City Mall
Swimming With Men / Finished
Q&A: Alexandra Vorobyeva

Денис Бояринов 
 / Denis Boyarinov

Music journalist
Born in 1980, Angarsk. Graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technological Universit (Specialty "Engineer of rocket and space engineering").

Was author for such periodicals as “New Time”, “OM” and “TimeOut Moscow”, Afisha.ru. Since 2008, is editor of the "Contemporary Music" section on the site OpenSpace.ru (now - Colta.ru).

Author of the idea and curator of the project “Dark Horses” supporting young Russian musicians. In December 2013, together with Soyuz Music, created the Dark Horses digital label, aimed to support and digitally distribute albums of young musicians from Russia and the CIS.

Curator of the Dark Horses Music Festival. Organizer of the Moscow. Youth. Music Festival.

Moscow:
8 november 20:00, Moscow Film School
Public talk with the Schemers' producer Khaled Spiewak and lead actor Conor Berry
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Denis Boyarinov

Никита Смирнов 
 / Nikita Smirnov

Film Critic
Born in 1989, Tver. In 2012, graduated from St. Petersburg University of Film and Television (workshop of Arkus and Gracheva). Worked as an editor at Seance.ru, was author for Colta, KinoPoisk, Batenka, da vy transformer. Co-founder of the telegram channel and lecture center Sierramadre.

Saint Petersburg:
9 november 16:00, Avrora
Schemers
Q&A: Conor Berry, Khaled Spiewak, Nikita Smirnov

Евгений Карчагин 
 / Evgeny Karchagin

Professor, Department of Philosophy, Sociology and Psychology (Volgograd State University)
Doctor of Philosophy, Associate Professor.

Scientific areas:

  • Theoretical and applied research in justice 
  • Social Mobility Studies
  • Social Science Data
  • STS
  • Philosophy of culture
  • Social theory

Biography:

  • Education: Volgograd State University, Faculty of Philosophy, 2004; postgraduate degree, VolSU, 2007
  • Ph.D. thesis on the topic: “Man as a Philosopher: Subject-Activity Analysis”.
  • Awarded the academic title of Associate Professor of Higher Attestation Commission, 2016
  • Doctoral Thesis Defense, 2017

Volgograd:
9 november 17:30, Cinema Park Europa City Mall
Blinded by the Light
Q&A: Evgeny Karchagin

Виолетта Власова 
 / Violetta Vlasova

Film Expert
Contributor to the Film Art Magazine. BA in Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, MA in Data Journalism, Higher school of Economics. Graduate of the Cinema History and Contemporary Cinema courses at Moscow Film School. Contributed to the projects: 
  •   Novaya Gazeta Data Journalism Hackathon (March 2018)
  •   Soundtrack of the Generation Y Hackathon at Budget Tools (October 2017)
  •   2nd award in the nomination Best Media Material, BudgetApps competition 
  •   Happy Data Saints Hackathon (December 2017). Project: The Black Market for the Dark Web

Moscow:
13 november 19:00, Moscow Film School
Cool Daddio: The Second Youth of R. Stevie Moore
Q&A: Violetta Vlasova

14 november 19:00, Moscow Film School
Soundtrack for A Revolution
Q&A: Violetta Vlasova

Гийом Бенски 
 / Guillaume Benski

Producer
Guillaume has been an international film producer for the past 10 years through Superbe Films is a home for creation and storytelling. He was the lead producer on Emilia Ferreira’s debut THE UNATTAINABLE STORY, on the South-African/French coproduction ACCIDENT directed by Dan Tondowski.

His previous productions, ROAD GAMES directed by Abner Pastoll, A LONG WAY FROM HOME with James Fox and Natalie Dormer, which premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2013.

Previously, Guillaume spent 5 years as a producer and partner at DIVINE PRODUCTIONS where he produced NAVIDAD by Sebastian Lelio, which premiered at the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes 2009. He was also producer of THE BACKWOODS by Koldo Serra starring Gary Oldman and Virginie Ledoyen. The film was released 20 other territories after premiering at San Sebastian 2007. He coproduced 20 CENTIMETERS which premiered at Locarno Film Festival 2005. He also was the associate producer of THE COLOR OF FREEDOM.

He recently completed the production of A GOOD WOMAN IS HARD TO FIND, and presents the film at The XX New British Film Festival in Moscow.

Moscow:
16 november 22:00, KARO 11 Oktyabr
A Good Woman Is Hard To Find
Q&A: Guillaume Benski

Теа Ткебучава  
 / Tea Tkebuchava

Film Expert
Student of the Moscow Film School at the programme of Practical Film Criticism. Graduate of the Contemporary Cinema programme. Studied at the Higher School of Art Practices and Museum Technologies. Graduated from the Acting Department of the Yaroslavl State Theatre Institute. Previously worked as a casting director in two film companies: IKafilm and Sergey Bezrukov's Film Company. 

Tea has experience in analyzing cinema. This summer, she held  workshop in Zaryadye park on the analysis of Wes Anderson's work.

Moscow:
17 november 19:00, Moscow Film School
Being Blacker
Q&A: Tea Tkebuchava

Сергей Сидоренко 
 / Sergei Sidorenko

Director, TV and Radio Presenter, Stage and Screen Teacher
Founder and head of several Moscow film clubs.

Author and director of over 300 films and television programs.

Leader of the Directing workshop at Kobzon Theatre Arts Institute.

Moscow:
18 november 19:00, Moscow Film School
BAFTA 2019
Q&A: Sergei Sidorenko

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