JUDGES OF 2023
Our Film Festival Judging Process in 3 Rounds
We have three rounds of judging for each film submission. Each film is viewed and scored by 12 different judges. Furthermore, each judge is blind to the other judges ratings in the first round. The overall score is an average score of a 1-10 star system. The top 33% of films from the first round advance to the 2nd round. The 2nd round is a technical evaluation of the film. The 3rd round where the judges reach a consensus about which films will screen.
Marco Perella is an actor, writer and director living in Austin, Texas. He has played principal roles in over 100 films including JFK, A Perfect World, Miss Congeniality….
Ali Boudra, is a Director and Producer of a number of short films, winner of several national and international awards. An expert student in film directing and production at the Bircham International University, he is also President of the National Association of Moroccan Cinema and Cultures in Tetouan. He has participated in many national and international festivals and seminars on cinema.
Ally May grew up in East San Jose, a poor neighborhood of low-riders and migrant workers. Seeing the world through the prism of that tough neighborhood and resilient community instilled…
Writer/Producer/Director Brian has worked as a TV writer on THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS OF HERCULES, BLOSSOM, DREAM ON, and TOUR OF DUTY. He directed ODESSA OR BUST with…
Briana Lane (formerly Brian Alan Lane), BA, MFA, JD, is a novelist, nonfiction writer, media commentator, attorney, professor, and screenwriter, whose bestselling book, “Cat and Mouse”, was described…
Bruce Nahin was, as a young lawyer, involved in the creation, development and expansion of the World Famous Chippendales Dancers He also worked backstage for a major concert…
Ed Monaghan teaches stage combat in the Department of Theater. He is an expert martial artist, performer and fight choreographer who has trained and worked with such actors…
Jeff Stolhand is an accomplished filmmaker and entrepreneur based in Austin, TX. His feature films and shorts have screened at Slamdance, SCIFF, SXSW, Austin Film Festival, and many more. His films have won awards at VFF, SCIFF, Austin Film Festival, Santiago Horror Film Festival, OZ Indie Fest and other prestigious film festivals. He is also co-host of the podcast Filmmaker Mixer. Stolhand is currently in development on his scripts Branded and Playback.
Malia Aniston is an award-winning Director and Actress located out of Las Vegas, NV. She’s been featured in Time Business, NY Weekly, and more. Malia first got her start with film professionally in 2020, and has since completed multiple short films, commercials, and music videos, in which she has brought home over a dozen awards.
Raul Rivas Born in Viña del Mar, Chile, Raul emigrated to Los Angeles in 1975. He earned a B.A. in Radio Television Film (RTVF) from Cal State Northridge in 1998.…
Thomas Morgan is an international award winning film director and producer whose films have been leveraged to create lasting movements with a specific call to action. His films…
Wyatt is dedicated to finding never-before-seen material and presenting it in a new way. Alongside directing and producing original material, he has worked as sole…