Australia

Julie Rigg

Feature Film

A journalist since 1960, a broadcaster since 1973 and a film critic since 1988. She won the BP Arts Media award in 1989 and the Geraldine Pascall award for her film criticism in 2003.

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India

Meenakshi Shedde

Feature Film

South Asia Consultant to the Berlin International Film Festival. Former consultant to Toronto, Locarno, Busan, World Cinema Amsterdam, Kerala and Mumbai film festivals.

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Fiji

Vilsoni Hereniko

Feature Film

The first indigenous Fijian (from Rotuma) to make a feature film. Titled The Land Has Eyes (2004), it won several awards and was submitted to the Academy Awards®.

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Australia

Derek Weeks

Youth Feature film

Former President of Australian Teachers of Media Queensland, former Education Officer for Screen Queensland and youth programmer for Brisbane International Film Festival

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Australia

Maxine Williamson

Youth Feature Film

Former Film Director Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Asia Pacific consultant Antalya Film Forum, Producer.

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Indonesia

Ifa Isfansyah

Youth Feature Film

Co-founder of independent Indonesian film community Fourcolours Films. Producer of The Seen and Unseen, 2017 APSA winner for best Youth Feature.

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Australia

Faramarz K-Rahber

Documentary Feature

Award-winning documentary filmmaker and Film Academic and member of Emmy International. AACTA-nominated producer of Jill Bilcock: Dancing the Invisible about 2017 APSA International Jury President Jill Bilcock.

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Republic of Korea

Soojin Maeng

Documentary Feature

Film critic and programmer of Seoul Eco Film Festival and former programmer for Seoul Independent Film Festival, DMZ International Documentary Film Festival and EBS International Documentary Festival.

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Australia

Vicki Hansen

Original Score

Vicki Hansen has over 20 years of experience in composing music for Film, TV, Theatre, Circus and Dance. To date she has composed music for more than 500 documentaries for clients including Channel 9, ABC, SBS, Al Jazeera English, Beyond Productions and many more, about a wide range of subjects varying in style and genre, as well as feature-length movies, short films, advertisements, trailers, corporate videos and much more.

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Australia

Dr Craig Morgan

Original Score

Dr Craig Morgan is an active Board Member of the Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC). He was recently assigned the ‘Chair of the Mental Health and Well-Being Subcommittee’ because of his tireless work illuminating the needs of the AGSC membership regarding their Mental Health and Well-Being. Craig is an annual jury member for the Australian Academy of Cinematic and Television Arts (AACTA), Tropfest, Tropscore and KidzFlickz. He holds a Graduate Diploma of Screen Music from Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) – his project ‘PIG’ was an Official Selection 61st Berlin International Film Festival in 2011. Craig also holds a Master of Science (MSc) from Macquarie University and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from The University of Sydney.

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Australia

Robert John Sedky

Original Score

Born in Melbourne, Robert J. Sedky studied composition at Latrobe University, and has worked tirelessly and passionately since his graduation. He composed the score and sound design for Monster Media’s production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Melbourne Theatre Company (2017); he composed the score for the Academy Accredited Beast, winner of Best Australian Short Film at Flickerfest (2017); and he received his first international score nomination for the film 10 Grand at Cinefest (2018). Sedky was the recipient of Creative Victoria’s Artist in Schools program (2016).

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New Zealand

Alexander Behse

Documentary Feature

Producer of high-end documentaries and celebrated television including Kim Dotcom: Caught in the Web which received a Special Mention in the Best Documentary Feature Film category at APSA 2017.

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Australia

Deborah Szapiro

Animated Feature

Animation Professor at University of Technology Sydney, Founder and Former Festival Director of Japanime Film Festival, Former Co-Director of Sydney International Animation Festival.

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Philippines

Carl Joseph Papa

Animated Feature

Emerging animation filmmaker who has worked across Claymation, rotoscoping and computer animation. Director of APSA 2016 Best Animated Feature nominee Manang Biring.

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Switzerland

Otto Alder

Animated Feature

Accomplished filmmaker and international specialist. Former festival curator for Stuttgart International Animation Festival and International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film.

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