As Associate Director of Programming of the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF), Curtis Woloschuk manages VIFF’s programming team and its activities. Leading VIFF’s Canadian film programming, he also coordinates the adjudication of nine awards. In addition to managing the festivals' scheduling, he supervises the creation of all programming-related content for VIFF’s website and guide.
Saskia Walker was born in Cologne in 1970. She studied art history, French and Russian in Paris, Freiburg, Moscow and Berlin. Afterwards she completed postgraduate studies in film directing at the Academy of Media Arts in Cologne. The filmmaker and curator has been a co-editor of Revolver film magazine since 2008 and she has been on the selection committee for theBerlin International Film Festival's Berlinale Shorts section since 2011. In 2013, she founded the production company Sprechfilm. In 2018 she began working in the selection commitees of the International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated film and the swiss festival Solothurn Filmdays.
Andrey Alferov is a film expert, film critic, a member of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI). A National Film Academy of Ukraine Fellow; a TV host with extensive experience in different media. His other experience includes creating and hosting the Boardwalk Empire show on 1+1 channel and the 3stv/Movies project. He was a resident film reviewer at Savik Shuster's show on 3s.tv and the host and creator of Radio Vesti's project Cinema with Alferov. A film expert for Officiel Hommes magazine.
A curator. He is a co-author of a large multimedia exhibition project Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (the 50th anniversary of Sergei Parajanov’s masterpiece), along with Pavlo Hudimov and Film UA. A producer. He worked together with a stage director Kirill Serebrennikov.