Screening Committee & Jury

The Queens World Screening Committee and Jury is a roster of filmmakers, producers, writers, educators, producers, distributors, actors and community members to represent the diversity of our Borough and ensure that every film selected finds an audience at the festival.

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2022 SCREENING COMMITTEE

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LUC PAPINEAU

Theatre Major

PRESTON CATO

Artistic Director

CHUKSY ONYIBE

Media and Content Creator

MONTAIGNE P. MASSAC

Board Member

2022 JURY

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EASMANIE MICHEL

Producer- Filmmaker

CRYSTAL MCINTOSH

Producer- Filmmaker

KRIS SORBIE

Artistic Director – Producer

ANDI REISS

Producer- Filmmaker

MARIJA SAJKAS

Journalist – Activist

GY MIRANO

Actor – Arts Advocate

PHIL BALLMAN

Director of Cultural Affairs and Tourism, Queens Borough President’s Office

KIMBERLY SINGLETON

Writer – Producer – Poet

ALUMNI JURORS & SCREENING COMMITTEE MEMBERS

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CANDY KUGEL

Producer – Filmmaker

JOSH GREEN

Producer- Filmmaker

CYNTHIA LOPEZ

Producer- Filmmaker

SEBASTIAN SÉLAVY REA

Producer- Filmmaker

OPAL H. BENNETT

Curator – Programmer

ELLIOT COWAN

Animator – Artist

EDDIE SHIEH

Producer- Filmmaker

SERIFE POTUK

Cinematographer – Filmmaker Mentor

GINO CAFARELLI

Producer – Filmmaker – Actor

JORDAN MATTOS

Multi-disciplinary artist – Writer

FAIYAZ JAFRI

Animator – Multimedia Artist

JACK FELDSTEIN

Playwright – Filmmaker

DONNA COOPER

Author – Actor

RON TIPPE

Film Educator – Filmmaker

KAITLYN MUSTO

Multimedia Artist

DAVID BECKER

Producer- Filmmaker

SEKIYA DORSETT

Filmmaker

LIZA WYLES

Writer – Producer

LYNN LOBELL

Arts Administrator

YESIM ERDEM

Journalist

JAMIL LAHHAM

Filmmaker

MIKE LIEBER

Filmmaker

JENNIFER GRIFFITH

Composer – Vocalist

PATRICK DI RENNA

Film Educator

TOM LOWENHAUPT

Community Activist

PIERRE STEPHANOS

Filmmaker – Film Programmer

REGINA KATZ

Filmmaker

WILL GADEA

Creative Director – Animator

EDWIN MARTINEZ

Screenwriter

BILGE EBIRI

Filmmaker – Film Critic