2020 Jury

Jasper Basch
Jasper joined Greenwich Entertainment as Vice President, Theatrical Sales in 2019, where he's handled the theatrical distribution on multi-million dollar grossing films that include Echo in the Canyon, Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice, and Academy Award winner Free Solo. Additionally, in 2016, Jasper founded Cartilage Films, an independent film distributor and theatrical booking agency specializing in hand-crafted, individualized releases. Titles that Cartilage Films represented the theatrical sales of include The Void, Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda, BAFTA Award nominee The Ghoul, and the 4K restoration of Donnie Darko. He previously was on the teams at Variance Films, Amplify Releasing, and FilmRise.
Jasper Basch
richard beerRichard Beer
Richard has spent over 30 years working in film production, distribution, marketing and theatrical exhibition. He has served as an advisor, programmer and juror for dozens of film festivals around the world and as an editorial consultant for many independent films. Currently he is the Director of Programming for the independent Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, Washington and is a producer of the award-winning documentary WOODSRIDER and the upcoming A SONG FOR ALAN.
Lela Meadow-Conner
Since 2017, Lela has served as the Executive Director of Film Festival Alliance, a non-profit networking organization that serves over 200 member film festivals from across North America. Prior to that, she lead the Tallgrass Film Festival for 15 years, and has consulted for other organizations including the Bentonville and Woods Hole Film Festivals. In 2019, Lela began her own award winning, dual-State screening series: mamafilm, showcasing films that reflect on the nature of nurturing.
Lela Meadow-Conner
CharlieMysakHeadShotCharlie Mysak
Charlie is an award winning director and filmmaker. His work has been featured in multiple film festivals and publications across the world. His documentary ‘Brooklynn’ received a coveted Vimeo Staff Pick, was featured on the major digital platform Short of the Week, was nominated for the Filmmaker-to-Watch Award at the Oscar-Qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, and won the Grand Jury Award at the Lighthouse International Film Festival, named one of MovieMaker’s 25 Coolest Festivals in the World. His branded spot titled ‘Play Without Limits’ won a Webby Award in 2017, took home a Silver Lion at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival and was named Gold Winner for Adweek’s Project Isaac Award. He was featured at the ‘New Director Showcase’ for SHOOT MAGAZINE, and won Best Emerging Director Award at the 2016 One Club's One Screen Film Festival.
Jason Rouse
Jason Rouse is an actor and writer who spent seven years as Announcer and Writer for PRI's Live Wire with Luke Burbank. He's appeared in feature films (Lean on Pete, Cabin Fever, Disney's upcoming Timmy Failure) television series (Trinkets, The Perfectionists, Angie Tribeca, Portlandia, Grimm, Leverage) and in about a zillion commercials for the Lottery (both Oregon and Washington) and various other totally legitimate "businesses." With the sketch comedy groups, The 3rd Floor and SWEAT, he's performed around the country and headlined festivals in Portland, Chicago, San Francisco and New York. He lives happily with his wife Jessica, and the smallest dog in the world, Goldie.
Clemence TaillandierClemence Taillandier
Clemence is a veteran of the independent film industry for over 18 years. She began her career as a theatrical and festival booker at Zeitgeist Films, a NY based distributor renowned for ground-breaking documentaries and award-winning foreign films. She now operates her own distribution services company and provides theatrical, festival booking and consultation services especially on foreign films and documentaries to boutique distributors including Film Movement and Distrib Films.