2018 ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL — Film Competition & Jurors

BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE

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Ana Asensio
Filmmaker; SXSW 2017 Narrative Feature Grand Jury Prize-winner

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Kimber Myers
Film Critic, Los Angeles Times & The Playlist

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Melodie Sisk
Producer; ATLFF alumna


BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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Howard Barish
Owner, Kandoo Films, Inc.; Academy Award-nominated & Emmy Award-winning Producer

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Laura Heberton
Producer; ATLFF alumna

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Peter Spirer
Founder, Rugged Entertainment (partner company of XLrator Media); Academy Award-nominated Filmmaker


BEST NARRATIVE SHORT

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Ebony Blanding
Filmmaker, House of June; Filmmaker-in-Residence, Atlanta Film Society; ATLFF alumna

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Ian Durkin
Senior Curator, Vimeo; Filmmaker

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Daniel Robin
Associate Professor of Communication, Georgia State University; ATLFF alumnus; Filmmaker

Films in Competition: Abu Adnan, Arlo Alone, Conterfeit Kunkoo, For Nonna Anna, Krista, Laws of the Game, Magic '85, Men Don't Whisper, Pantheon, San Miguel, Wyrm


BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT

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Lisa Hasko
Manager of Fiscal Sponsorship & Documentary Programs, Film Independent

Emma Loggins
Founder & Editor-in-Chief, FanBolt

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Rachel Morgan
Creative Director, Sidewalk Film Festival

Films in Competition: All the Leaves Are Brown, Charming Strangers, Eighth Continent, Footprint, The Last Honey Hunter, Nuuca, Shot., Socks on Fire, Stay Ups, Street Racers, Zion


BEST ANIMATED SHORT

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Molly Coffee
Filmmaker; Production Designer; Filmmaker-in-Residence, Atlanta Film Society; ATLFF alumna

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Allyssa Lewis
Founder & CEO, My Animation Life; Animator

Marcus Rosentrater
Filmmaker; Animator; Producer, “Archer;” Filmmaker-in-Residence, Atlanta Film Society; ATLFF alumnus

Films in Competition: And the Moon Stands Still, The Box, Fundamental, Heaven, Ming, Nevada, Railment, Tête à Tête, Two Balloons, The Wolf Guru


FILMMAKER-TO-WATCH AWARD

For the fifth year, our Generosity crowdfunding campaign 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 2018 ATLFF lineup.