Fipresci Award Jury 2018

Alena Sycheva
(Russia) is a film critic and program director. She studied history, theory of cinema and film criticism at the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). She worked as a journalist, organized and lead own cinema club and cinema school, and she’s a lecturer, coach and programmer. Author of more than four hundred articles about cinema, she specializes in animation, short movies, kids’ movies, youth films. She’s program director of the Zero Plus - International Children’s and Family Film Festival (Russia, Tyumen), New Horizon - International Youth Festival of Short Films and Animation (Russia, Voronezh), Cinema Days - Festival of Russian films (Latvia, Riga and Rezekne).


Toni Junyent
(Igualada, Spain, 1983) is a film critic. He writes in online cinema magazines like “Miradas de Cine,” “Transit,” “Numerocero” and also in the Spanish edition of “SO Film.” He works at the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival's newspaper and has participated in collective essay books about John Carpenter and Adam Sandler. In 2015, he cowrote his first long feature screenplay, Amor tóxico, which had its international premiere at Sevilla European Film Festival.



Anna Maria Pasetti
(Milan, Italy) is a journalist and film critic. She writes for “il Fatto Quotidiano,” “Vivilcinema” and other newspapers. Her articles have appeared in the magazines like “Ciak,” “Box Office,” “Rolling Stone,” “MyMovies.” She studied languages at the Catholic University in Milan and film studies at Birkbeck College in London. She has been a member of the selection committee of the International Critics Week in Venice. He deals in particular with “female looks” and cinema from Great Britain. He founded the cultural association Red Shoes for circulation and deepening of British film culture in Italy.