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#48FILM FESTIVAL - JUDGES

#48FILM FESTIVAL - JUDGES

OUR JUDGES ARE INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

We know how much blood, sweat and tears have gone into your short film. You've maxed out on all your creative and technical skills. For this reason, we choose experienced professional filmmakers to be our judges.

Because they are involved in the filmmaking process, they understand our mission and bring those values we consider important. The appraisal you receive will be honest and worthwhile.

JUDGES HAD CONTRIBUTED THEIR TIME AND EXPERTISE TO THE 48FILM FESTIVAL:

We are delighted to welcome a star-studded cast of movie professionals to judge every year's participants and to select our winning entries


Judges of 2017
(In alphabetical order):

Carlos Barbosa

Carlos Barbosa

Carlos Barbosa is a renowned production designer and art director from Bogota, Colombia.

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Marty Katz

Marty Katz

Marty Katz has been involved in the motion picture and television industries for over three decades

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Valerie McCaffrey

Valerie McCaffrey

Valerie McCaffrey has worked as Vice President of Casting at New Line Cinema for 6 years and before that,

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Francesco Vitali

Francesco Vitali

Francesco Vitali is a film producer and director of many short films over the years, as well as Founder,

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David Winning

David Winning

David Winning was born in Calgary, Canada and is is a US/Canada Dual Citizen.

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Alexandra Yacovlef

Alexandra Yacovlef

Alexandra Yacovlef is the CEO of Little Studio Films. She started in the Entertainment business

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Judges of 48FILM
(Over the years in alphabetical order):

Scott Adler

Scott Adler

Executive producer, behind a string of award-winning movie releases, notably the four-times nominated The Taking of

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Daniel Alter

Daniel Alter

Daniel Alter is the producer of Twentieth Century Fox's HITMAN and AGENT 47. Alter began his career in the

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Max Leonida Bastoni

Max Leonida Bastoni

Max Leonida got hooked on movie making aged nine, when he enlisted his sister and her friends to act in his weird

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James Cullen Bressack

James Cullen Bressack

Dubbed "Horror's new hope" by Studio City Patch - Mike Szymanski, James Cullen Bressack shot his first movie,

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Victoria Burrows

Victoria Burrows

Casting Director for Academy, Emmy and Golden Globe winning Films & Television. One of the top Casting

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Ryan Carnes

Ryan Carnes

Award-winning actor and producer, known for Letters from Iwo Jima (2006), directed by Clint Eastwood,

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Jennifer Champagne

Jennifer Champagne

Jennifer Champagne is a multi-EMMY Award winning Filmmaker. Her credits include Visual Effects Producing

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Peter Claridge

Peter Claridge

Peter Claridge is an experienced animation specialist who has recently released his first animated feature,

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Alex Cutler

Alex Cutler

Alex Cutler Producer known for The Taking of Deborah Logan (2014), Don Peyote (2014), Life at These Speeds

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Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels

Luke Daniels heads up the 48 FILM Festival Judges Committee for 2016. Actor turned film producer of a string of

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James Fler

James Fler

A successful entrepreneur for over 20 years in a variety of different industries, James's business sense and creative eye

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Yorgos Frentzos

Yorgos Frentzos

Starts as a director of photography in 1982 and since then is co-operating with production companies in Greece and

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Gregor Habsburg

Gregor Habsburg

Director/writer and art director, Gregor has worked on commercials, award winning short films,

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Brandon K. Hogan

Brandon K. Hogan

Brandon K. Hogan, producer known for Half Past Dead (2002), was also granted Additional Thanks for his contribution to

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Michael Hothorn

Michael Hothorn

Producer of feature movies and TV productions, Michael is also a casting director, known for

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Joey Paul Jensen

Joey Paul Jensen

Joey Paul Jensen is casting director of The Three Little Stooges (2017) and Beautifully Broken (2016).

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JP Magarola

JP Magarola

JP Magarola director, screenwriter, cinematographer, editor, and postproduction designer

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MICHAEL PASZT

MICHAEL PASZT

With more than 10 years experience in the field of international distribution, Michael Paszt is one of the most

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Jonathan Salemi

Jonathan Salemi

Jonathan is a feature and short film director and producer. His career started at Sony Picture Studios as an intern

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Paul Salmons

Paul Salmons

Known by productions companies as an "extremely talented cinematographer" and "a tireless worker with

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TJ Scott

TJ Scott

Award winning film and television director, writer, and photographer based in Los Angeles. His recent TV work

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Nadeem Soumah

Nadeem Soumah

Nadeem Soumah have 10 years experience working as a director & cinematographer.

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Jon Ryan Sugimoto

Jon Ryan Sugimoto

Jon Ryan Sugimoto is an award-winning director based in LA. Two of his short films have picked up awards at the

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Theodora Greece

Theodora Greece

HRH Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark also known under her stage name Theodora Greece is an actress

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Tushar Tyagi

Tushar Tyagi

A graduate of the New York Film Academy, Tushar also holds a degree in Computer Science gained in

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DAVID USLAN

David Uslan

Producer of the upcoming T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS with Shenzhen-listed Huayi Brothers, Uslan's producing credits for

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PUBLIC VOTING

48FILM Festival PRO Members vote for their three favorite films. The People's Choice Award Winner is the entry that gains the most votes in this round. This winner may or may not be one of the Top 20 qualified finalists that go through to the judging panel.

EVERYONE'S A WINNER

If your entry didn't make it the winners, take heart - you made a film! Your short is on display in our screening room, and our You tube channel giving you great chances for global exposure before producers, executive producers, agents, casting directors, writers, and myriad movie pros. You never know who's looking in, and when your big break will come. Practice makes perfect, so don't give up!

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