2016 Competition Categories & Jurors

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

Peter Gerard
Director of VOD, Vimeo

Leah Meyerhoff
Writer and Director of ATLFF '14 Best Narrative Feature winner "I Believe in Unicorns;" Founder of Film Fatales

Robert Machoian
Writer, Director and Producer of ATLFF '15 Best Narrative Feature winner "God Bless the Child"


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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Joshua Leake
Executive Director, Portland Film Festival

 

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Melissa Silverstein
Founder and Editor, Women and Hollywood; Artistic Director and Co-Founder, Athena Film Festival; Author of "In Her Voice: Women Directors Talk Directing"

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Brantly Watts
Writer and Producer, Half-Pint Productions; Creator, Homespun Series; Filmmaker-in-Residence, Atlanta Film Society


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

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Erica Anderson
Head of Crowdfunding and Education, Seed&Spark

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Jiyoung Lee
Filmmaker; Multiple ATLFF alumna; Editor, Turner Studios

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Dan Schoenbrun
Film Outreach Lead, Kickstarter


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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Mia Bruno
Producer of Marketing and Distribution, Seed&Spark

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Christopher Campbell
Writer and Editor for Film School Rejects, Nonfics, Movies.com and Fandango

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Laura Good
Senior Programming Coordinator, TIFF


BEST ANIMATED SHORT

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Joe Peery
Animator; Former Executive Director of ASIFA-Atlanta

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Jeremy Seymour
Animation Director, Primal Screen

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Marisa ‘Ginger’ Tontaveetong
Co-Director of ATLFF '15 Best Animated Short winner "Starlight;" Executive Director, ASIFA-Atlanta; Filmmaker-in-Residence, Atlanta Film Society


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

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Babacar Ndiaye
Filmmaker; CEO, PeaceRoll Productions

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Josh Yates
Filmmaker; Filmmaker-in-Residence, The Nickelodeon

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Darya Zhuk
Filmmaker; Multiple ATLFF alumna

Music Videos in Competition: Coming Soon


FILMMAKER-TO-WATCH AWARD

For the third year, our Kickstarter backers have been given the opportunity to participate in a Backers’ Jury for a unique award. The Filmmaker-to-Watch Award is chosen out of a wide selection of short films from the 2016 ATLFF lineup.