Rich Warren is currently Festival Director for Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, the UK's leading short film and animation festival based in Bristol, UK. The festival prioritizes the showcasing, supporting and progression of new and emerging talent in film and animation. Rich began working for the festival in 2008.His role requires him to attend festivals across Europe and spends hours of his life online in search of new and emerging talent.
For the past decade Andriy Alferov has been a show-runner for a number of national TV and radio shows. He is a co-founder and moderator of Cinema about Me series of special events with high profile international filmmakers and musicians in Kyiv. Being an active film critic, he writes to a number of national print and online media. He also gives lectures on history of world cinema.
Graduated from the Film History Department of the Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary Theatre, FIlm and Television University(1987), where she now teaches. She headed the audiovisual department of the Institute of Cultural Policy, directed the department of information and PR at the department of cinematography at the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. She worked as a program director of Molodist KIFF (1994, 2000-2008). Author of many publications about Ukrainian and world cinema. Member of the Ukrainian Oscars Committee, the National Union of Cinematographers of Ukraine and FIPRESCI.