OFFICIAL JURY AWARD SELECTIONS

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Ana Souza
Ana Souza

Sundance/Non-Plussed Ultra Psychotropic Films Official Jury 2016 Born in Brazil, Ana Souza was raised in Amsterdam. She holds a BA from the University of Warwick and an MA from USC. Souza has produced a number of shorts and has contributed to numerous film-related publications, including Indiewire, We Eat Film, Front Row Reviews, and The Artifice. She is currently working at Sundance in the programming department.

Jeanne Jo
Jeanne Jo

Slamdance Programmer Youth and Altered States Official Jury 2016 Jeanne Jo is a visual artist and filmmaker who writes and directs narrative films, media art installations, and music videos. Her award-winning work has been shown in galleries and festivals all over the world. She was educated at the Rhode Island School of Design and the University of Southern California.

Heidi Honeycutt
Heidi Honeycutt

Etheria Film Night Programmer Femme Fatales Official Jury 2016

Oates Wu
Oates Wu

Slamdance Programmer Sexual Reduxxx Official Jury 2016 Oates Yinchao Wu is a film director, writer, and editor. He graduated from California Institute of the Arts with an MFA in Film Directing. He is an autobiographical filmmaker, his films screened at Film Festivals around the world, including Seattle International Film Festival, Asian American International Film Festival, OutFest, Inside Out Film Festival, and more.

Cynthia Kashiwagi
Cynthia Kashiwagi

Social Deviance San Diego Asian Film Festival Official Jury 2017 Cynthia Kashiwagi serves as the Development & Engagement Director at Pacific Arts Movement (Pac Arts), presenters of the San Diego Asian Film Festival, and has worked with the organization for four years. A graduate of #UCSD, Cynthia holds a double major in Ethnic Studies and International Studies.

Gerry Maravilla
Gerry Maravilla

Psychotropic Films Seed&Spark Official Jury 2017 Gerry Maravilla is an independent filmmaker and the Head of Crowdfunding at Seed&Spark, a subscription video streaming and crowdfunding platform with the highest crowdfunding success rate in the business (75%!). As an independent filmmaker, Gerry ran a successful campaign on Seed&Spark for his short film, “Cross”, the story of Filipino-American backyard boxer in the San Fernando Valley. It recently completed a cross country festival run.

Diana Agostini
Diana Agostini

San Diego Italian Film Festival Youth and Altered States Official Jury 2017 Diana Agostini is the Associate Executive Director at the San Diego Italian Film Festival, a local non profit arts organization with the mission to provide a different perspective (the Italian one!) on universally shared themes and feelings through movies. She combines her passion for cultural studies to the one for arts, trying to find creative ways to express messages.

Christine Schindel
Christine Schindel

Horrible Imaginings Film Festival Femme Fatales Official Jury 2017 Christine Schindel has worked in content marketing for the last 10 years as a copywriter, copyeditor, and digital marketer. She is currently the marketing director for a national mortgage broker and also for San Diego's Horrible Imaginings Film Festival. Christine has been a film enthusiast since childhood and likes to spend her free time reading books, watching movies, and eating sauerkraut with her cat, Mr. Norman Bates.

So Yun Um
So Yun Um

So's Reel Thoughts Sexual Reduxxx Official Jury 2017 So Yun Um is a Korean-American Film Critic and Filmmaker. She runs the film website & YouTube channel, So’s Reel Thoughts which highlights international, independent, and genre films. She writes a bi-weekly column called Badass Femmes for Crome Yellow & is the creator of the Girl Talk Series. She is affiliated with various LA Film Festivals and is part of the Women Film Critics Circle.