Nikita Tikhonov-Rau

jury President, director

is an author and director of over 30 documentaries on social issues. Graduated from Higher Courses of Screenwriters and Directors (fiction films directing), then – Moscow International Higher Business School. In 2010, together with Olga Arlauskas, he founded Artvideo Studio. Since 2012, Nikita has been the Vice President of the Guild of Non-Fiction Cinema and TV for special projects. Since 2005 – film director at Channel One Russia. Since 2019 – co-author and host of the DOC TALK show on the international TV channel RTVi. Winner of the Media Manager of Russia 2017 Award in the category “For innovations in social cross-media projects” for #Hearme project. Laureate of the Silver Mercury Festival in the Social Advertising and Charity nomination for producing the Ivolunteer project. Since 2012, Nikita has been a member of the European Documentary Network (EDN).

Selected filmography: In Aut, 2012; Straightening Sigh, 2014; There is Happiness, 2015; Monologues, 2015; Save the Child, 2015; #Hearme, 2016; Conspiracy of the Madmen, 2016; Ivolunteer, 2018; Found_Alive, 2020; Found_Alive-2, 2021.