The Jury

Festival jury

Jeremy Workman (USA) is an American filmmaker and editor. His documentary films frequently focus on eccentrics, outsiders, and those with extreme passions. His films include The World Before Your FeetMagical Universe, and Who Is Henry Jaglom? In most of his films, Workman serves as the director, cinematographer, and editor. Founded by Robert Lyons and Jeremy Workman, WHEELHOUSE CREATIVE is a full-service boutique movie marketing company specializing in the creation of theatrical trailers, behind-the-scenes featurettes, and all aspects of visual media.

Ivan Bekhtev (Russia) – editor-in-chief of the Travel+Adventure TV channel

Pavel Selin (Russia) is a Russian television journalist who hosts the “Russo Latino” travel program on the “Friday” channel. He worked in programs “The Day After”, “Russian Sensations”, “Maximum”, “Today”, “The Main Hero” and hosted his own show “The Last Word” on NTV channel.

Alexander Alexandrovich Lobzhanidze – Doctor of Pedagogical Sciences, Candidate of Geographical Sciences, Professor of the Department of Economic and Social Geography of the Moscow State Pedagogical University, Member of the Academic Council of the Russian Geographical Society, Chairman of the Association of Geography Teachers, Head of the Department of Economic and Social Geography of Moscow Pedagogical State University, author of more than 100 scientific papers.

Timofey Samsonov – PhD in cartography, leading research scientist in Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Geography, cartographer, member of Russian Geographical Society, Commission on Mountain cartography of the International Cartographic Association (ICA), Scientific and Technical Council on Geodesy, Cartography and Spatial Data at Rosreestr, author of more than 90 scientific papers on cartography and geographical information science.

Alexey Slashchev, (Russia) chairman of the board of directors of the Auto Rolina group of companies, member of the Russian Geographical Society, jury member of the annual national Top 5 Auto business experts award, creator and manager of the Autopilot project at Kommersant FM radio station, expert of Autopilot magazine, The newspaper Kommersant Avto, the head of the auto project on the Kommersant TV channel. He is actively involved in the promotion of electric transport and infrastructure for these cars.

Boris Smirnov (Mexico) – expert in real estate in Cancun and the Mayan Riviera Maya, traveler, researcher, investment consultant, founder of the travel agency Amazing Expeditions, Cancun Key, Inc., concierge service Cancun Mama, official representative of TM Real Estate Group in the CIS countries, partner the largest real estate agency on the Mayan Riviera Investment Properties Mexico, author of books on Mexico and international life.

Vladimir Sevrinovsky (Russia) – Ph.D. in Economics, journalist, photographer, documentary film producer. In 2011, left a successful career in business to become a traveler and freelance journalist. He visited all the constituent entities of the Russian Federation and wrote dozens of articles awarded journalistic prizes. Later he began to illustrate them with his own photographs. It is regularly published both in the information media (Meduza, Russian reporter, TASS) and in specialized in photography (National Geographic, Bird in Flight). The main area of ​​expertise is the North Caucasus, and also organizes expeditions to other regions of Russia. He collaborates with television companies in Switzerland, Great Britain, France and Germany, and also manages the direction of Chechnya, Ingushetia and Dagestan of the Kavkaz Exploer travel company, a leader in inbound tourism in the North Caucasus.

Dmitry Bogdanov, (Russia) member of the Public Council of the Federal Agency for Tourism, head of the society “Knowledge” of Russia.


Yana Salacinska (Russia) – program director of Ocean-tv channel. Member of the jury of the festival “Vivat, Russia”, one of the organizers of the international film festival “Ocean film fest”.

Elena Sergeeva (Russia) – Editor-in-chief of the travel portal TRIP2RUS.RU -Travel at home, project Manager of the Eurasian Union of travel industry specialists

Natalia Belyakova (Russia) Marketing professional in tourism and creative industries. Partner of Center for strategy consulting (Moscow). Chief marketing officer of Domina Russia (Russia – Italia). Fellow of Institute of Place Management (Manchester). Advisor of St. Petersburg Informational Business Center in Italy. Member of Russian Touristic Union‘s International Committee. Expert of Agency for Strategic Initiatives, Russian Export Center. Ass. prof. Higher School of Economics, St. Petersburg State Univesity of Economics. Grand tour TV show runner on Mediametrics. Contributor to RIA Novosti / Tourism; Forbes. Member of FIJET. Board member of Luxury Travel Russia Assn.

Gennady Ivanov – Producer of the Film School of Alexander Mitta.
The director of the series “The Game”. The short film “Four Words” gained more than 15.6 million views on