2017

Festival Jurors


Feature

Documentary

Patricia White
Eugene Lang Research Professor of Film and Media Studies, Swarthmore College

Heidi Saman
Filmmaker & Associate Producer, Fresh Air

Lina Srivastava
Founder, Creative Impact and Experience Lab (CIEL)


Feature

Narrative

Tilane Jones
Executive Director, ARRAY

Michèle Stephenson
Filmmaker, Rada Film Group

Cauleen Smith
Artist & Faculty, Vermont College of Fine Art Low Residency MFA



Experimental

Layne Eskridge
Original Series-Content Acquisitions, Netflix

Anthony Elms
Chief Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art at University of Pennsylvania

Khaled Jarrar
Artist & Filmmaker



Youth

Omid Fatemi
Filmmaker & Creative Producer, What Matters Most

Roni Nicole
Henderson Filmmaker

Laura Deutch
Director of Education & Production, Philadelphia Community Access Media


Short

Documentary

Opeyemi Olukemi
VP, Digital Production and Innovation–POV

Loira Limbal
Vice President, Firelight Media

King Britt
Musician


Short

Narrative

Salamisha Tillet
Associate Professor of English and Africana Studies, University of Pennsylvania

Shawn Peters
Filmmaker

Damani Baker
Filmmaker & Producer, Sarah Lawrence College