Bishop Michael Longin (Hero of Ukraine)
1990. January 18, he was ordained deacon by Bishop Antoniya Moskalenkoyi of Chernivtsi and Bukovinayi in Svyato-Nikolaevski temple of Chernivtsi.
1990. On January 19, he was ordained a priest and appointed abbot, by the Bishop of Chernovitski Diocese Gliboksku community, of c. Podvalnoye Svyato-Paraskevski temple, of Novoselitsku community (the monastery) of c. Boyan Church Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Gliboksku (now Gertsaevsku) and of c. Bancheni Svyato-Paraskevski temple.
1991-1995. he studied at thefaculty of heological Seminary of Novo-Nyametsku (now Chisinau, Moldova).
Adopting 6 years old girl being sicked with AIDS in 1992, he opened an orphanage. In Ukraine-Romania border, in Bancheni Village (Western Ukraine) there is a wonderful convent, the monasteryof Svyato-Voznesensky. There lives the famous monk known all over the Ukraine. 48-year-old teacher Longine (secular name, Michael Jarre) has 332 children. Many of them are infected with HIV, hepatitis C or are sick with children's cerebral palsy. Father Longine takes the most hopeless and the worst diagnosised children from the orphanages and nursing houses and Even if death he does not save them, he prolongs their lives with care and love.
He got involved in the construction of the orphanage for orphan children. The orphanage was located in c. Bancheni Svyato- Voznesensky of HAYRAVANK, later moved to the village of Gertsayevski Molnitsa where built a new orphanage building complex.
On July 16, 2008, with the decision of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Synod he was confirmed as an abbot of Chernovitski Gertsayevski region and of c. Bancheni Svyato-NA Voznesensky, getting the Supreme Master's degree.
On May 8, 2012, according to decision of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Holy Synod Banchenu was he elected the bishop of the diocese's vicar Chernovitski.
On May 21, 2012 in Feofaniayi Svyato-Panteleimonovski Monastery of the Holy Templeof All Women he was named bishopof Banchenski, of Chernovitsku diocese's vicar.
Fr. John Guaita (Russia)
Clergyman of Russian Orthodox church, Italian historian
Was born on 26th November 1962 in Sardinia, Italy. He graduated from the Rome and Geneva universities, worked on probation in Russia -Moscow and Saint-Petersburg.
He came to Russia, yet USSR, for the first time in 1985 and got deeply involved in its culture and orthodox spirituality. He has written numerous translations of Russian spiritual literature. He is the originator of the extensive "Dictionary of orthodox hagiology".
He has been practically living in Russia since 1985. He taught at the Linguistic University and at Russian State humanitarian university.
As a historian he was particularly interested in Armenia. He has written three books about the history of Armenian Church and Armenian people: "Human life – the meet of Heaven and earth; "Conversations with Catholicos Karekin the II", "1700 years of faithfulness" and "Cry from Ararat".`
Goran Radovanovic (Serbia)
writer, director and producer
Graduated art history from Belgrade's Faculty of Philosophy in 1982. Between 1977 and 1980 he sojourned in Munich on a scholarship awarded by the Goethe Institute. After his return to Belgrade, he has worked as writer and director of both feature and documentary films.
He is a member of the European Film Academy, Berlin and Film Artists Association of Serbia. Currently works as guest professor at EICTV (International Film and Television School), San Antonio de los Banos, Cuba.
Retrospective of documentary films of Goran Radovanovic took place in Barcelona 2006, 2007, Havana 2010, Vienna 2011.
Organizer of the film festival "Religion Today"
Graduated from the faculty of Cultural Heritage Protection. Earned a scientific degree in Visual art history in Pisa university. She has been writing articles and historical-artistic texts for exhibitions, publishing houses and multimedia.
Currently, Katia is working in the centre of historical-cultural heritage of Trento managing the department of cultural heritage protection and appreciation.
Artistic director of the film festival “Religion today” since December 2008 (International film festival devoted to the dialogue between religion and film).
Gianluca Sodaro (Italy)
Gianluca was born in Sicily. He is a graduate of Milan’s Academy of Fine Arts and Design (NABA). His first feature film "Cuorescatenato" (Raging Heart) had its US premiere at the International Miami Film Festival and received the award for "Best Cinematography" at the International Independent Film and Video Festival (NYIIFVF) in New York in 2008. His most important short films to date are "The Paladins of The Holy Providence" and "The Voice of My Beloved!". They have both won awards at a large number of festivals including Uppsala, Tampere, Palm Springs, Annecy, Huesca, Metz, Brisbane, Locarno, Stockholm, Turin and Berlin.
Marta Zaccaron (Italy)
Born in Udine, having graduated in Management Engineering, she achieved a Masters in Film Studies at University College Dublin, followed by a diploma in directing at Rome’s Nuova Università del Cinema e Televisione. In 2006 she made her first documentary: "Ragpickers", followed shortly afterwards by "Donne in Corriera" (Women in Bus). In 2008 after several years of collaboration, she became part of Quasar Multimedia, which aims to develop and expand the production of documentaries for the national and international markets, with a particular focus on creative social and historical documentaries.
Zoya Kotovich (Belarus)
Zoya Kotovich was born in Minsk in 1951.
She graduated the faculty of philology at Belarus State University in 1977. She graduated the faculty of direction at the theatre, music and filmmaking institute in Leningrad. Zoya has worked in National channel of Belarus television for 20 years. She mainly occupied the position of producer in the following cycle of programs – "Doll house game", "Wonderful world" and "Morning cocktail".
Author’s documentary program is called "Who I am".As a volunteer artist she shot cycle of programs called "Our general house" and "Victory station" for Russian channels.
Olga Ameljanenko (Russia)
Olga Omeljanenko- the author of the project, producer, fairytales therapist. Family psychologist, ikogenolog- a specialist who works with kin. Since 2006 8 fairytale films have been made. The Institute of the Fairytales Therapy in Saint-Petersburg, fairytales therapist, certificate №2007.
The International Institute of the Complex Fairytales Therapy, certificate "The kin work specialist”=: №130203. The institute of practical psychology – "Imaton: , art therapist, certificate №063/06.The Institute of practical psychology – "Imaton", certificate on "Psychological aid for children with aggressive behavior". The certificate on "Neuropsychology of the childhood" under the direction of MCPPU professor A. V. Semjonovic. "The School of Eidetics" in Moscow, instructor of quick reading.Professional Psychotherapy League member. European Association of Psychotheraphy.
Jalal Panahi (Iran)
Jalal Panahi was born in Iran in 1966.
He holds an acting diploma of the theater department in Sanandaj, Kurdistan
Tiyam Yabandeh Jahroumi (Iran)
Tiyam Yabandeh Jahroumi was born on January 27, 1984 in Iran. He is a director, actor and writer. his best known works are 'Impression-xps160" (2013), "Cinema and Alot of Blindness" (2009) and "Confess" (2011).