Jury Panel

Melinda Farrell
Documentary filmmaker and former Deputy Director of the California Film Commission

Carla Garapedian
Former BBC World News anchor and documentary filmmaker, whose credits include Screamers featuring Grammy-nominated rock band System of a Down.

Rosalind Helfand
CFO and Organizational Development Adviser of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and former director of the annual West Hollywood Book Fair and the West Hollywood Human Rights Speakers Series.

Monica Hicks
Communications Associate for the McGroarty Arts Center in Tujunga, who has taught visual arts for the Community Arts Partnership, animation at Watts Towers Cultural Center, and Special Focus art classes at Oakwood School in North Hollywood.

usie Kim
Co-founder and Creative Director of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and event producer, whose credits include Program12 art events around the globe.

Larry Laboe
Co-founder and Executive Director of NewFilmmakers Los Angeles and television producer, whose credits include NBC’s Ctrl and Comedy Central’s Matumbo Goldberg.

Sona Movsesian
Assistant to Conan O’Brien who toured with him on the Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour and is featured in the documentary Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop.

Ron Osborn
Screenwriter, producer and Pasadena Art Center lecturer, whose writing credits include Meet Joe Black, Moonlighting, Duckman, Mork & Mindy, and The West Wing.

Veronique Vowell
Film and television location manager, whose credits include Scandal, Cold Case, Surviving Christmas, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Replacements, and Tango & Cash.

Alice Walton
Online politics reporter for KPCC and 2012 president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Doug Ward
Academic Administrator and animation department lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television.

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