A distinguished panel of industry judges view and vote on the 12 ShortList finalists, chosen from award-winning films from shorts festivals around the world.

Bec Smith
agent at United Talent Agency
Bec Smith is an agent at UTA in Los Angeles, a major talent agency with additional offices in New York, Nashville, Miami, London, Toronto and Malmo in Sweden.   As a member of the Motion Picture Literary group she represents directors David Michôd (THE ROVER, ANIMAL KINGDOM), James Ponsoldt (THE END OF THE TOUR, THE [...]
President of Production and Literary Management at Untitled Entertainment
Jennifer Levine, President of Production and Literary Management at Untitled Entertainment (a top Hollywood entertainment management and production company with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and London), divides her time between representing a diverse group of writer, director, producer, and actor clients and [...]
Kevin Iwashina
Founder & CEO of Preferred Content
Kevin Iwashina in the Founder & CEO of Preferred Content, a film, television and digital sales & finance company.  Founded in January 2010, Preferred Content (PC) specializes in the sale of North American and Worldwide distribution rights for both narrative and documentary filmed entertainment content.  [...]
Catherine Hardwicke
Film director and Screenwriter
Catherine Hardwicke’s first film as a director was the critically-acclaimed Thirteen, which won the Director’s Award at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival, Golden Globe nominations for Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood, an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for Holly Hunter, an Independent Spirit Award [...]
Former Miramax Films and Warner Independent president Mark Gill was named President of Millennium Films in July 2011, with particular focus on development, packaging, production and marketing. Gill has 25 years of film business experience and a production track record of more than $1 billion at the box office. He most [...]
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