2020 CIFF PANELS

Panel One: Hollywood Icons & Emerging Voices

Join us for an intimate look into the careers of our special guests:

  • Writer/Director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies, Double Jeopardy)

  • Director Simon West (Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Con Air, The Mechanic, The General’s Daughter)

  • Director / Writer Will Gluck ( Easy A, Friends with Benefits, Annie, Peter Rabbit Franchise)

  • Emmy Winning Director David Nutter (Game of Thrones, Band of Brothers, The Pacific, The Sopranos)

  • Actor Kristoffer Polaha CIFF Board & Grand Jury (Angel, North Shore, Mad Men, DC’s highly anticipated Wonder Women 1984)

  • Director Alex Kalymnios (The 100, Titans, S.W.A.T. Once Upon a Time, EastEnders)

Panel Two: Changing the Landscape of Diversity in Film

Join us for a candid conversation

on Diversity in Film with panelists:

  • Director Benny Boom (All Eyez on Me, Music Videos – Nicki Minaj, Drake)

  • Producer Hunt Lowry (Last of the Mohicans, A Time to Kill, Donnie Darko, A Walk to Remember)

  • Actor/Playwright DeLanna Studi - Chair of SAG-AFTRA's National Native Americans Committee (DreamKeeper, Edge of  America, Shameless, Goliath)

  • Writer/Director Bruce Beresford (Driving Miss Daisy, Tender Mercies, Double Jeopardy)

  • Actor/Producer Jake Hart - CIFF Director of Indigenous Programming (Grand Theft Auto V, The Blacklist, The Deuce)

  • Art Director Derek Hill (Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl, The Postman, Three Kings)

  • Director of Photography Eric Wycoff (Over 100 Music videos, television episodes and commercials)

Panel Three: The Female Factor

Join us as we discuss the impact of having women behind the story, behind the lens & behind the scenes with our panelists:

  • Director Alex Kalymnios (The 100, Titans, S.W.A.T. Once Upon a Time, EastEnders)

  • Director of Photography Peter Menzies, Jr. (The Shooter, The General's Daughter, A Time to Kill, Expendables 3, Die Hard with a Vengeance.)

  • Actor/Playwright DeLanna Studi - Chair of SAG-AFTRA's National Native Americans Committee (DreamKeeper, Edge of  America, Shameless, Goliath)

  • Writer Susan Soon He Stanton (Playwright/Screenwriter, known most recently for her work on the critically acclaimed HBO series, Succession)

  • Director/Treatment Writer Emma Menzies (Music Videos, Commercials, Television, Film)

Panel Three: Ask the Programmer

Join us as our panelists answer questions from our filmmakers and attempt to demystify the programming side of

the Film Festival circuit. Featuring:

  • Paul Sloop - In addition to his role with Cordillera International Film Festival, Paul is also the Short Films Programming Manager at the Oscar® qualifying Cleveland International Film Festival where he has led the selection of short films since 2003. Paul also programs shorts for Pittsburgh Shorts.

  • Judd Taylor has developed an eclectic career in film programming, acquisitions, and script analysis, working with film festivals and worldwide sales companies including Tribeca Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Princ Films and Glass House Distribution.

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