Odesa International Film Festival announces the FIPRESCI Jury

Film critics Sergii Vasyliev Jr. (Ukraine), Robert Horton (USA), and Sanjin Pejkovic (Sweden) comprise this year’s FIPRESCI jury

The 9th Odesa International Film Festival is pleased to announce the new members of its FIPRESCI, the International Federation of Film Critics, Jury. Featuring three renowned film critics and FIPRESCI members, Sergii Vasyliev Jr. from Ukraine, Robert Horton from the USA, and Sanjin Pejkovic from Sweden, the Jury will award the FIPRESCI Diplomas for the Best Ukrainian Film and the Best Ukrainian Short Film. Last year’s FIPRESCI Diplomas went to Black Level by Valentyn Vasyanovych and Lilac by Kateryna Gornostail, respectively.

Sergii Vasyliev Jr. is a member of the Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers and the Ukrainian Film Academy, PhD in art theory. Since 2008, he teaches at the Kyiv National Karpenko-Kary Theatre, Film, and Television University and coordinates the Bureau of Ukrainian Film Journalism since 2011. Since 2015 until 2017, he was the website editor of the Ukrainian Association of Cinematographers.

Robert Horton is a member of the National Society of Film Critics in the USA, the longtime film critic for the Seattle Weekly and the author of two books, Frankenstein (2014) and Billy Wilder: Interviews (2001). He is also a regular contributor to Film Comment magazine. Robert has been a Fulbright Specialist (Romania, 2016), an adjunct professor at Seattle University, the curator of the Magic Lantern film program at the Frye Art Museum in Seattle.

Sanjin Pejkovic is a film scholar and critic based in Sweden. He writes mainly for Swedish film magazines FLM and Filmrutan, but also for various international film magazines and film scholarly journals. Currently, he teaches Film studies at Linnaeus University and cooperates with film festivals in Scandinavia and Balkans. His main interests in Film studies are topics of representations and (re)constructions of the past, constructions of the national(ist) narratives through films, and collective memories in fiction and documentary films.

We remind you that the Odesa Film Festival has recently presented Juries of National competition programme.