Alik Shpilyuk

Art Director of Odessa IFF, Program Director of IFF “KROK”, film programs curator, film expert. Born in 1958 in Rostov-on-Don. He was one of the founders of the cinema club “Dialogue” in Kyiv in the late 1980th. Between 1990 and 1999 he worked at the directorate of Kyiv Molodist IFF (as a Coordinator, then Program Director). From 2000 to 2007 he was a deputy chief editor of KINO-KOLO magazine, line producer of two Swedish documentaries. From 2007 to 2009 he worked as a deputy director general for international relations of Multiplex-Holding – the largest Ukrainian cinema network. Since 2009 he is the board member of the National Cinema Union of Ukraine, head of the International commission. Since 1993 he has been working at IFF “KROK” (director of screenings, program director). Also he is an expert of the State Film Agency of Ukraine, curator of film programs in Goethe Institute in Kyiv, British Council in Ukraine, French Institute in Ukraine. Member of the selection committees and jury member of many Ukrainian and international film festivals. Independent film critic.