2018 ShortList Film Festival Jurors

Dana Gills

Dana Gills is Director of Production and Development within the Lionsgate Motion PictureGroup, where she worked and is currently working on films including Uncle Drew, Yasuke (the story of the first black samurai), an English-language version of Instructions Not Included and the Untitled Angela Davis project. Ms.Gills is a champion of diversity in the entertainment community…

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Irene Taylor Brodsky

Irene is an Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker, most recently nominated for Best Director and Best Documentary with her film Beware the Slenderman at the 2017 Critics Choice Awards Irene’s first feature film, Hear and Now, a documentary memoir about her deaf parents, won the Audience Award at Sundance Film Festival in 2007, a 2008…

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Rafael Casal

Rafael Casal will next be seen in his debut feature film Blindspotting, which premiered to critical acclaim at the 2018 Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals. Along with Daveed Diggs, the duo co-wrote, co-produced and co-star in the project which, after a major bidding war, was bought by Lionsgate and will be released on July 20th….

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Jim Cummings

Jim Cummings is a writer/director/actor whose work is funny and sometimes heart-breaking. His short film Thunder Road won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and the ShortList Film Festival in 2016 and his feature film of Thunder Road just won the Grand Jury Prize at SXSW 2018. He lives in Los Angeles.

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Jihan Robinson

Jihan Robinson is an independent Producer and Executive. She currently acts as Vice President of Nonfiction Programming at Topic Studios, a unit of First Look Media, overseeing the financing, development and production of documentary series and feature films. Previously, she worked in the Original Documentaries division of Netflix where she Executive Produced Casting JonBenet (Sundance…

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