Jurors

Documentary/Animation

Isabel Estrada

Isabel Estrada is an Assistant Professor at the City College of New York who specializes in the literature and film of the Spanish Civil War and the Transition to democracy. She's the author of the book entitled entitled El documental cinematográfico y televisivo contemporáneo: memoria, sujeto y formación de la identidad democrática española and her body of work has been of particular interest to international studies on memory.

Elizabeth Weatherford

The founder and emeritus head of the Film and Video Center of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, where she directed the Native American Film + Video Festival in New York and the Native Cinema Showcase in Santa Fe, edited a bilingual website on indigenous film, and supervised on-site media study. She has collaborated in producing numerous film festivals and showcases, including First Nations | First Features, the first major festival of international indigenous feature

Experimental/Fiction

Carmen Vidal Balanzat

Carmen Vidal is a Spanish writer, director and director of photography. Her documentary short film "6 a.m." received the Student Academy Award® (Oscar) 2006. Her short film "Slate" premiered at the MoMA (New York) as part of the New Directors/New Films festival.

Stephen Reilly

Stephen holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Documentary Filmmaking and has spent the last 20 years in the Film/TV/Commercial industry as a producer, editor, director, writer and currently manages the Operations team at FilmBuff, an independent distribution company based in New York City. Throughout his career he’s worked with MTV, The Learning Channel, Fashion News Live, Comcast and The New Jersey Institute of Technology. He’s worked on commercial campaigns for American Express, IBM, Pizza Hut, JC Penn

Ramiro Antonio Sandoval

Ramiro is the founder and Artistic Director of Tabula RaSa NYC Theater and Performance Lab, an international artistic ensemble based in New York. He studied acting, directing and staging at the National School for Drama in Bogota, Colombia. He was a resident actor of Mapa Teatro, one of the most important theater companies in Colombian contemporary theater. He has appeared in several film productions and tv series.