Viktoriia Belopol’skaia

Victoria Belopolskaya began to work as a film critic for leading Russian medias after graduating from Moscow State University (Faculty of Journalism) in 1986,. Over the years she has published more than 300 pieces on different genres in the Russian press.

She is currently a staff film observer for the Russian edition of Psychologies, a monthly publication.
In addition to being a film critic Belopolskaya is also а programming director of ArtDocFest,, the most influential Russian festival for creative documentaries (Moscow) and a member of the selection committee for Flahertiana, the only exclusively documentary film festival in Russia (Perm’).  She has pre-selected films made in Russia and the former republics of the USSR for the Leipzig Documentary Film Festival and has collaborated in recommending Russian documentary films for the International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).

She is a member of the Russian Academy of Film Arts, “Nika,” and has served on FIPRESCI juries at film festivals in Oberhausen (Germany, 1996), Crakow (Poland, 1998), Amsterdam (IDFA, the Netherlands, 1999), Mumbai (India, 2000), and Sydney (Australia, 2002). She was also a member of the international competition jury at the Tampere International Short Film Festival (Finland, 2003) and the jury for the international documentary competition at the Warsaw International Film Festival (Poland, 2007).

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