Competitive programs are evaluated by the jury running in the expert mode. The jury of the festival is compiled from the professionals in the sphere of cinematography. Members of the jury can be film producers, filmmakers, scriptwriters, actors, cameramen, composers, film critics, and many others.

People connected with the production and handing out participating in the festival cannot be members of the jury.

Board of Directors takes over all the expenditures of each member of the jury connected with the travel to Kazan and back, accommodation and meals in Kazan city.