The Advisory Board of the Northern Lights Film Festival is an international consultative committee aimed at exchanging ideas and getting access to expertise that might not ordinarily be available. The Advisory Board will be called upon to provide critical thinking, robust analysis, and strategic insights to inform the director, who in turn will make decisions. Together with the members of the Board, we will look for new opportunities and establish strategies for the development of the Northern Lights, its concept, and its infrastructure, including for the benefit of the Belarusian film industry as a whole.
The Board consists of international and Belarusian experts in the fields of cinema, production, art management, and more. The number of Board members can change and increase.
The Board meets in support of the existing executive team and director of the film festival, Volia Chajkouskaya, several times a year, both online and offline, for closed strategic meetings.
The Advisory Board will be instrumental where there is a requirement for external expertise, such as how to grow the festival, tackle funding challenges, support a key (technical) transition within the organization, form partnerships with other international film festivals, ensure sustainability, grow the audience, and manage safety matters and crises with regard to the team's general safety, both inside and outside Belarus.