Evgeny Gusyatinskiy studied film history and theory at the VGIK (All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography). Following his studies, he worked as a film critic and journalist for a range of Russian media. He is an editor of Film Art (Russian: Iskusstvo Kino), the oldest film magazine in Europe. He has been visiting IFFR since 2005, when he was part of IFFR's Young Film Critics Project. He has selected full-length films for the Kinotavr film festival in Sochi since 2006 and compiles programmes for the Pioner Cinema arthouse cinema in Moscow. For IFFR, Evgeny Gusyatinskiy selects feature films from Israel, Russia, Central and Eastern Europe, including Germany, Austria and Switzerland.