2018

Festival Jurors


Feature

Documentary

Elissa Blunt-Moorhead
Filmmaker & Curator

Luisa Dantas
Filmmaker & Communications Consultant

Jon-Sesrie Goff
Filmmaker & Museum Specialist for Film, Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture


Feature

Narrative

Leslie Harris
Filmmaker

Louis Massiah
Filmmaker & Founder/Director, Scribe Video Center

Heidi Saman
Filmmaker & Producer, NPR Fresh Air



Experimental

Erin Christovale
Assistant Curator, Hammer Museum

Portia Cobb
Artist & Director, Community Media Project

Terri Francis
Associate Professor & Director of the Black Film Center/Archive, Indiana University



Youth

Damani Baker
Filmmaker & Professor, Sarah Lawrence College

Reina Gossett
Activist, Writer & Filmmaker

Chanelle Aponte Pearson
Artist & Filmmaker


Short

Documentary

Sonya Childress
Director of Partnerships and Engagement for Firelight Media

Loren Hammonds
Programmer of Experiential Content and Feature Film, Tribeca Film Festival

Rea Tajiri
Filmmaker & Professor, Temple University


Short

Narrative

Sarah-Tai Black
Film Programmer and Critic, Toronto International Film Festival

Shahin Izadi
Filmmaker

Jason Ryle
Executive Director, imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival