Maryana Malina

Head of Jury

The author of a series of books and scripts, a multiple winner of the International Writing Contest "The Coronation of the Word". Maryana Malina's novels "Violet Children" and "Burned Way" are recommended by the Ministry of Education of Ukraine for extracurricular reading for students of the 9th grade.


Nikita Tymoschyuk 


Short and animation films director. Participant and winner of many International film festivals. Pupil of the 11th form in Kyiv, Ukraine.


Yulia Perepyolkina


The author of the logo of the Pochatok Film Festival. Versatile person with lots of hobbies and interests, that leads her into taking part and winning at different creative competitions. Student of 7th grade of the Shevchenko Marganets Humanitarian Gymnasium.


Kateryna Ryzhyi


Research fellow of the Department of Information and Education Projects Management, "Dniprovska Academy of Continuing Education", author and coordinator of regional competitions for children's media literacy, author of a collection of plays and scripts for children "Wonderful scenes", screenwriter.


Anna Smirnova 


Film and television screenwriter. Worked as a screenwriter for the detective and drama series "Dreams", and other television projects, which were broadcasted on TV channels STB, Inter, First National. A winners of the contest "My Cinema-2", organized by the Association "Promoting the Development of Cinematography in Ukraine - Wathc Ukrainian!"


Taya Kabaeva


Director of art and commercial animation projects, audiovisual performances and art VR projects. Teacher of "Videoblogging" course for children.