Member of the Jury

Tofig Shahverdiyev was born in 1938, in Baku. He studied at the Radio Engineering Institute of Taganrog city (1955-1960), and Cinematography faculty at the Institute of Kyiv Theatre (1965-1975). He started his professional film career as an assistant of sound technician at “Riga” film studio. He is a script-writer and producer of two feature films, tens of documentaries. He is an Honored Art Worker of Russian Federation, Professor of Moscow International University, a member of Russian Artists Union.

He has been twice rewarded with the highest film prize of Russia “Nika”. Received awards Golden Centaur, Golden Pegasus, Flahertiana, Stalker, Window into Europe, UNESCO Award and etc. in the countries such as Italy, France, USA, Greece, Israel.