JURY / ANNA NIEMAN
Film critic and historian, cinematologist, publicist, producer and co-director of the "Garage Project" on the cinema-portal MUBI. Lives and works in Cheshire, Connecticut, United States, but her Film Studies and History degree she has received from VGIK, Moscow, Russia.
Over the years, Anna contributed to and edited several trade and popular publications in print and online, including Art of Film, Film Studies Journal, Caravan of Stories, KP, Paris Match, MuzOboz, Odnako, mubi.com, kinokultura.com, kultpro.ru.
She was a founding member, producer and co-director of the Garage Project on mubi.com, which created a collaborative space for focused curation of emerging cinematic talent.
Currently Anna is working on her graduate thesis Man of War: The Hero of Aleksei Balabanov's Films in The Context of Soviet/Russian Cinema.