Chairman of the jury
Ekaterina Bikulina holds a PhD in culturology and an MA in art history, and is a docent in the culturology faculty at the Russian State University for the Humanities. She has worked and published in academic publications and literary journals, including those dedicated to cinema, and with specialised journals in Russia and Latvia such as Art&Times, Foto Kvartals, Kino Raksti, Project Baltia, Studija, Daugava, and Iskusstvo Kino, as well as electronic media and resources (Arterritory, BBC Russian Service, russ.ru, Photographer.ru, and others). She has been in the film club movement for many years. She has participated in juries at several international film festivals.