Judges

JUDGES 2017

Genevieve VillaflorGenevieve Villaflor, the Director of Public Relations & Promotion for Film Movement, was also a senior programmer for the Hamptons International Film Festival for two years and a 15-year veteran of the Film Society of Lincoln Center working in programming, development, and PR. Notably, she curated the Conflict & Resolution sidebar of HIFF; selected FSLC’s Independents Night collaboration with the IFP (Independent Filmmaker Project); and was on the NYFF Short Film Selection Committee for eleven years.

Prior to Film Movement, she consulted as Panels Coordinator for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival and worked as a publicity specialist for Sundance Channel, The Paley Center for Media, and for independent publicists Susan Norget and Julia Pacetti. From 1995 to 1998, she served on the Sundance Film Festival Advisory Committee for Features and Documentaries. She started her career at her alma mater, the University of Virginia, as a program coordinator for the Virginia Film Festival.

 

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Greg Rhem is Director of Documentary Programming for Home Box Office. For twenty-two years, he has help discover distinctive programming for HBO Documentary Films. Some of his finds have been: the Oscar®-winning Freeheld, Born Into Brothels, Thoth, and Breathing Lesson: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien; and Oscar®-nominated Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall, Mondays at Racine, The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, Journeys with George, and Spellbound.

Greg holds a M.A. in Media Studies from the New School University, and a B.A. degree in English and Film Studies from the University of Rochester.

 

9618289_300x300Flavio Alves is a Brazilian writer, film director, and producer. He was granted political asylum in the United States in 1998 with the help of the Immigrants and Refugee Rights Clinic at the City University of New York School of Law. Shortly thereafter, he attended Columbia University, where he earned an undergraduate degree in Political Science. After graduating, Alves worked as an assistant to then-New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and to then-New York mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner (D-NY). In 2007, Flavio returned to school to study film production at New York University, where he received the Technisphere Award for Outstanding Achievement. Since then, he has produced over 20 films and directed five, including The Secret Friend (2010), which has been shown in numerous festivals. His most recent completed project, Tom in America (2014), featuring an ensemble cast that includes two Academy Award nominees, Burt Young and Sally Kirkland, premiered at the 2014 Palm Springs International Film Festival. Flavio is currently in post-production for his upcoming film, The Garden Left Behind, starring Michael Madsen and Ed Asner, which is scheduled to be released in the Fall 2017. Flavio Alves holds an MFA from City College of New York, and is the founder of Queens Pictures, a New York-based film production company.

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