JESSIE BRIDGES

Rising Star, Performer & Judge  “I’m looking forward to joining the festivities again and celebrating the way the film industry has continued to blossom in New Mexico.  Having worked on a film here (as my Dad’s assistant in…

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THOMAS JOHN DONNELLEY, MA, BA.

Director of Documentary Program Tom Donnelly is a UK academic, researcher and historian who specialises in US history and film and television. Tom is currently Programme Leader of Film and Television at Leeds Trinity University in Leeds, England….

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RICKY LEE

Judge Ricky Lee began his acting career as a young boy on the set of “Gypsy Moths” with Burt Lancaster and Gene Hackman. He went on to study acting and art at Wichita State University. He joined the…

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DERAN SARAFIAN

Honorary Guest, Judge, Panelist   DERAN SARAFIAN – EXECUTIVE PRODUCER/ DIRECTOR Sarafian began his filmmaking career attending UCLA and working for Roger Corman on films such as ROCK N ROLL HIGH SCHOOL. Inspired by his European filmmakers, Deran…

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MARISA XOCHTL JIMENEZ

Judge Marisa Xochtl Jimenez is currently the Director of Operations for Santa Fe Studios. & MBS3. She recently moved to Santa Fe from Los Angeles where she was Operations Manager for Manhattan Beach Studios. She has a broad range of…

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ANTONIO ZUNI

Director of Indigenous Program This is the first year of involvement in the Santa Fe Film Festival for actor, musician and comedian Antonio Zuni. As a motivational speaker he is also founder of Dreams Alive which reaches out…

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SHERI MANN, MFA

Judge Sheri Mann’s background and experience in the entertainment industry truly informs her ability to gently and safely interview those wishing to leave a living legacy of their most memorable moments on DVD.  She is sensitive to and…

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CARMA HARVEY

Judge Carma Harvey is known for her work on Jarhead (2005), Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials(2015) and La Desgraciada Una Novela (2015), Ridiculous 6 (2015) and Better Call Saul (2015).

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