Jury Members

SCRIPTWRITING

Robert Schenkkan

Pulitzer Prize, Tony, WGA, and Humanitas Award-winning writer and three-time Emmy nominee.

Rachel Carey

Writer and filmmaker whose first feature film, Ask for Jane, premiered at the 2018 Hamptons International Film Festival.

Brigitte Gauthier

Professor at Evry-Paris Saclay University in France in Theater, Film & Television and a documentary filmmaker.

NARRATIVE SHORT

Jon Russell Cring

Has acted for stage and television in California and Louisiana.

Jon is a veteran director of fifteen films.

Rachana Suri

Dukkha, Ms. Suri’s film script, was the winner of Best Script

at the SRFF 2019 Scriptwriting competition.

Robert Tutak

Professor of Film at Brooklyn College, Robert is the writer-director of four feature films and the founder-director of the Manhattan

Film Academy.

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Jordan Mattos

A New York-based film distributor with over 10 years of experience in the international film festival circuit and the US market. www.aspectratiofilms.com

Prune Berge-Santelli

Dividing her professional life between cinema, television, and publishing, Prune has studied copyright law and has worked at TF1, Editions Seuil, and Gallimard.

Joan Fiorello

A long-time member of the Cinema Arts Centre in Huntington, N.Y., Joan is currently a docent at the MET Museum

Sam Lahoud

Director, producer, lecturer in film, theater, and media. Founder

of the Beirut International Women Film Festival and the Beirut International Children & Family Film Festival.

NARRATIVE FEATURE

Amy Herzog

Associate Professor of Media Studies at Queens College, and

Coordinator of the Film Studies Program at the CUNY Graduate Center.

Erica Peek

Creative Director at IndiePix Films, she will soon debut

her first film as producer.

Leon Desclozeaux

A long-timer in the movie industry, Leon began his career as

an editor, working with Orson Welles and many other directors.

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Ching Juhl

Filmmaker/educator/concert violist, Ching Chen Juhl  陈清 is the

owner of Juhl Media Production. www.chingjuhlvideos.com

Marta Houske

Emmy award-winning filmmaker whose recent documentary

Crows of the Desert won dozens of awards in many festivals including

SRFF 2017.

Matthias Leupold

German photographer and professor living and working in Berlin, Matthias’ documentary, Lighter than Orange was the winner of the Best Doc Award at SRFF 2015.

WFCC–AWARD

(Women Film Critics' Circle)

Edie Nugent

Writer, reporter, and publicist with a passion for entertainment and geek-related media, Edie is a member of the Women Film Critics Circle 

Caitlin Kennedy

Freelance film critic and entertainment journalist based in Austin, TX, Caitlin’s work has appeared on The Mary Sue. Twitter: @CaitDoes.

Maria Christina Rodriguez 

Member of the Women Film Critics Circle.

Hope Madden 

Member of the Women Film Critics Circle.

Andrea Chase 

Member of the Women Film Critics Circle.

Rosa Parra 

Member of the Women Film Critics Circle.

Mimi Torchin and Liron Cohen 

Members of the Women Film Critics Circle.

John Russell Cring
Robert Tutak
Rachana Suri
Robert Tutak
Ching Juhl
Jordan Mattos
Prune Berge-Santelli
Joan Fiorello
Sam Lahoud
Robert Schenkkan
Rachel Carey
Amy Herzog
Matthias Leupold
Marta Houske
Caitlin Kennedy
Edie Nugent
Leon Desclozeaux
Erica Peek
Brigitte Gauthier