Photo: Tess Steinkolk
Founder, Artistic Director,
Nora Armani is an award-winning actor/filmmaker with extensive International stage and screen credits.
She has curated, guest-curated and organized film events, and festivals internationally since her debut with the 1992 Tributeto Armenian Cinema at the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Sherepresented the Ministry of Culture of Armenia in the Film Division from 1991-1993 organizing numerous film eventsand retrospectives on Cinema worldwide. Under her Paris-based film production company Parev Productions/SquareMango Films, she has also organized film events with The Pompidou Center in Paris, ICA (Institute of ContemporaryArt) London, The British Library, Cine Lumière London, Edinburgh Film Festival, Kerala Film Festival India, Birmingham, Inverness, Cardiff, and The Silver Lake Film Festival as guest curator. She holds an M.Sc. degree in Sociology from The London School of Economics (LSE), and a BA in Sociology and English from AUC. For more information see fullbio and filmography on her website or on IMDb. Nora is currently based in New York.
Dirk Robertson Film Selection
Graduate of London School of Economics.Visiting Fellow, Southampton Solent University, U.K. Professional actor, writer and musician. Member, Crime Writers Association,U.K. and Mystery Writers
Donna Heffernan Film Selection, Filmmaker relations, Q&A and Moderating Filmmaker Talks, Outreach/ Promotion, Panels and Workshops
Eamon Cartine Film Selection
Donna Heffernan is a seasoned Creative Director and multimedia specialist. She is currently working on her first documentary and has survived her son's remote learning classes since March 2020.
A graduate of King's College London's film studies department, Eamon is attempting to enjoy a post-grad COVID world by volunteering for SR film festival. A fan of various genres, and having a specialty in comedy writing, Eamon is eager to expand his portfolio in filmmaking, acting, writing, and the film festival world.
Jillie Simon Panels and Workshops
Actor-singer/producer/writer/director Jillie Simon began her career in theater, acting with luminaries such as Marlo Thomas (Cleveland Playhouse) & Marian Seldes (StagePlays Theater). Jillie manages the scriptwriting competition and directed the finalist script reading series at SRFF. He full bio may be found on the script competitoin page and on her wesbite http://www.jilliesimon.com
Linda Selman Film Selection, Outreach/ Promotion, Panels and Workshops
Playwright, Director, Actor, Producer, Author and Museum Curator. Chair of the Theatre Committee at the National Arts Club Web Site: lindaselman.com
Lucie Tripon Panels / Producer
Member of the SR family since its inception, writer, loves films, acting and theater.
Nadine Asmar Film Selection
Lebanese director and screenwriter of the two award-winning short films The Blind of the Cathedral (2015) and Perhaps Today... (2017). She's also a PhD Candidate in Film Studies in France, and a co-founder, partner and producer at MovieTailor Pictures.
Natalie Gologorsky Outreach/ Promotion, Partner/Sponsor relations
Natalie is an aspiring childhood studies researcher who recently completed her M.A. in Sociology from the
New School for Social Research. She has an interest in documentary films and years of experience working
with social service nonprofits.
Peder Smith Film Selection, Trailer, editing, media clips
Filmmaker, writer and recent graduate from the University of Tampa. Member of the film selection and editing teams.
Thomas Simon Film Selection
Award Winning Composer - Musician - Producer - Director - Cinematographer - Editor - Sound Designer
Yao He Film Selection, Social Media
A film and digital media recent graduate who recently moved to New York from California, Yao loves attending film festivals and is excited to be part of one! And finds it important to show perspectives aside from the mainstream media by contributing different cultures and communities in the process of filmmaking.
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KECHU HUANG • ANNA ANTONOVA • DALIA KASPARIAN-SEMERDJIAN • MARION AVRIL
ARAXI MARDIRIAN • VALENTINA BARTOZZI • ARAM SPENDJIAN • JOSEPHINE MADINIER • KYLE PERRY
HELENA THOMAS GALLIERE • SHIRLEY ZHENG • ALEXANDER VOROBYE • GREG KARAKASHIAN
MARINE MARCENAC • CLARISSE SCHNEIDER • DELPHINE MILLOT • CONSTANCE DUBOIS
CONNIE AREVALO • MARTIN ARUSHANYAN • SEAN JUHL • PEY YING CHI • CHING CHEN JUHL
LAURA LEMUS ZAPATA • MADDALENA CROSTI • TEMANA ANSQUER • SARAH MEANS.
CONAN MAGEE • CHIARA SPAGNOLI GABARDI • AUDE LAMBERT • YIFU QIAO • TALEEN BABAYAN
JENNIFER FLETCHER • MICHELLE PURDY • LUCY FINE • ELIEAS GEB