Nino Kovačić is a freelance author and curator, film festival collaborator and film educator living and working in Zagreb, Croatia. He has worked as a programmer, program coordinator, event producer and Q&A moderator at various Croatian film festivals including Animafest, ZagrebDox, Zagreb Film Festival, and 25fps. As a film critic, he has been publishing in specialized film magazines such as Croatian Film Chronicles, websites such as Zona filma, and on national radio shows. He regularly teaches film analysis workshops, mostly for children and youth. So far he has been a FIPRESCI jury member at Festroia, Jerusalem, Motovun, Krakow and GoEast film festival.
Steffen Moestrup, PhD, is senior associate professor at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus, Denmark. His research areas include documentary film, digital storytelling and cultural criticism. He is currently doing a research project on gamification in journalism and the use of AR and VR in documentary filmmaking. Moestrup has a background in print and television journalism and has produced a number of documentary films. He is a freelance film and media critic for various publications including Indiewire, the Scandinavian edition of Le Monde diplomatique, Norwegian newspaper Ny Tid, and Danish online film journal 16:9. Furthermore, he is the host of the film show film:syn aired on national Danish television. Moestrup is a FIPRESCI member and a board member of Humanities and Social Sciences Association at the University of California, Berkeley. Moestrup has been a jury member at various film festivals including Cannes, Toronto, Dubai, Perm, Mumbai and Thessaloniki.
Elena Rubashevska is a journalist and film critic, based in Kyiv, Ukraine. She runs the website kinoukraine.com and is the author of a series of video lectures dedicated to Ukrainian cinema. She is editor-in-chief for the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI. She is a member of the jury of the Critics Awards for Arab Films, initiated by the Arab Cinema Center in 2017. Rubashevska previously worked as a director and screenwriter, creating media content for non-governmental organizations and socially responsible businesses such as WWF, OSCE, and UN, with a special focus on projects related to the East of Ukraine. She is program coordinator of the OKO International Ethnographic Film Festival, which takes place in the Ukrainian region of Bessarabia.