Festival in faces

Organizing Committee
  • Aleksandra Dubovskaya
    Festival Director
    Chairman of the Council of the Khabarovsk Regional Nonprofit Organization "Development of Animation Art in the Khabarovsk Krai", Head of the Project "Animation Cluster of the Khabarovsk Krai"
  • Alena Sycheva
    Program Director
    Film critic, producer, program director of a number of film festivals, pitch doctor, member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, member of the Union of Cinematographers of the Russian Federation, member of the International Film Press Federation, CEO of Paranoid Animation Studio
  • Konstantin Sakhno
    Creative Director
    Founder of HUSKY DANCE branding studio and FRAZENDA name studio. Creative thinking coach. Teacher of the disciplines "Fundamentals of branding", "Working with texts in advertising and PR" and "Creative technologies" at Far Eastern State University of Humanities
  • Svetlana Merkulova
    PR Director
    Manager of the cinema "Sovkino" in Khabarovsk. Technical Director of the Big Animation Festival "85th anniversary of Soyuzmultfilm" in Khabarovsk, 2021. Technical Director of the Russian festival "Open Premiere" in Khabarovsk, 2022
  • Sergey Merinov
    Festival President
    Russia (Moscow)
    Director-animator, animator, artist, president of the Guild of Animation Film Professionals AACR, president of the Golden Fish international children's animation film festival, member of the artistic council of the Mountain of Gems project and Pilot studio.

  • Ekaterina Ershova
    Specialist in the field of accounting creativity, financial co-author of more than 2 dozen non-profit projects.
  • Roman Karmanov
    Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives
    Graduated from the Far Eastern State University.
    He worked as the first deputy general director of the Komsomolskaya Pravda media group. He held the position of General Director of the radio station "Komsomolskaya Pravda";
    Since June 2021, he has been the CEO of the Presidential Fund for Cultural Initiatives.

  • Kirill Kiychenko
    Member of the selection committee "Animur"
    Animation Film Producer, Director of Development at Paranoid Animation Studio.
    In 2020, together with producer Alena Sycheva, he founded Paranoid Animation Studio, where he is actively involved in the creative development and launch of animation projects. Producer, co-author of the concept of the series "Road of the Worlds", producer of the project "Around Vitya", scriptwriter, producer of the author's short animated film "Abyss".
  • Julia Belavina
    Program director of the children's festival "Multfest27"
    Animated film director, lecturer at the department of film and television directing at ChGIK, master of the computer animation course at the Evidently-Invisibly studio.
  • Ivan Vtorikh
    Russia (Yekaterinburg)
    Producer, co-founder of the Bright History studio. Member of the State Attestation Commission on the defense of diplomas for animators at the Ural State University of Architecture and Art.

  • Dmitry Geller
    Russia (Moscow)
    Russian director-animator, artist. In  collaboration with directors of feature and documentary films, made animation inserts and sketches for films. Book illustrator.

  • Alexander Sablukov
    Russia (Moscow)
    Media manager and producer. Member of the Board of the Association of Animated Films, the Association of Children's Goods Industry Enterprises, the Expert Council of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation for Animation.

  • Irina Mastusova
    Russia (Moscow)
    Deputy Chairman of the Commission of the Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation on the development of culture and the preservation of spiritual heritage. He is the founder and executive director of the Animated Film Association, an association of legal entities representing the interests of organizations in the animation film industry in Russia, which unites almost all industrial animation studios in the country.

  • Omid Khoshnazar
    Iran (Tehran)
    Director-animator, master of animation, winner of numerous awards and   awards at international animation film festivals around the  world

  • Francine Ramos

    Producer, animator, artist and screenwriter from Brazil. She has taken numerous courses at high schools and universities and graduated from the Centro Sperimentale di Cinema in Turin, Italy. Her graduation short film is currently in theaters. Speaks Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian.

  • Adai Abeldinov
    Director-animator, master of art history, laureate of the State Youth Prize "Daryn", member of the Union of Cinematographers of Kazakhstan. He created his first cartoon "Konyrau" as a student. His subsequent works "Anshy", "Kokbalak", "Miko" were awarded the main prizes at various international festivals.
  • Nina Bisyarina
    Russia (Yekaterinburg)
    Режиссёр анимационных фильмов, художник-аниматор, член Союза кинематографистов Свердловской области
  • Nikolay Ershov
    Russia (Khabarovsk)
    Honorary Cinematographer of Russia, Honored Worker of Culture of Russia, full member of the Nika National Academy of Cinematographic Arts


Khabarovsk, Russia