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Natalia Lukinykh was born in Moscow and graduated in journalism from Moscow State University. Since then she has regularly served on juries of international film festivals. In addition to working as a film critic, she makes international award-winning documentaries and television series. She has also been teaching for years, for example at the Russian State University of Cinematography (VGIK). Lukinykh works as a programmer for the KROK International Animation Film Festival and is a member of ASIFA (International Animated Film Society dedicated to the Art of Animation), FIPRESCI, and the Russian Filmmakers' Union.