The 2019 Judges

The 2019 JUDGES

  • Jih-E Peng

    Jih-E Peng is a Taiwanese cinematographer based in the United States. Selected credits include THE LIGHT AND THE LITTLE GIRL (Toronto International Film Festival, BAM, BFI Future Film, Short of the Week) and TOURISTS (Montclair Film Festival, Nantucket Film Festival, CAAM Film Festival). Nonfiction credits include the New York Times documentary 'I Just Simply Did What He Wanted' (front page of the Times in 2018 and a 2019 nominee for the World Press Photo Awards). Commercial and music video credits include work for Lake Street Dive, Roseanne Cash, Ally Bank, Thom Browne, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott, Advil, and more. She is a graduate of American Film Institute's MFA program in cinematography and a member of the ICFC and NYWIFT.  

  • Fred Riedel

    Fred Riedel began his film production career working with Keith Griffiths and Simon Field (the 2010 winners of the Cannes Palme d’Or) on documentaries for Channel 4 London and the BBC. He also worked on films for Sheila Nevins at HBO, culminating with the feature documentary film, Dragtime. Fred was nominated for a NY Emmy Award for Bruce Davdison – Making Contact for WNET. He also produced Gotham TV’s The Gotham Desk, for which Marc Maron (WTF) won a NY Emmy. In addition, Fred has made several music videos for Lee Ranaldo (Sonic Youth), Miracle Legion (directed by Jem Cohen) and Torne Lake (Michael Diekmann of Ike Yard and Death Comet). His current feature documentary, Hello Hello Hello : Lee Ranaldo : Electric Trim plays in theaters and festivals around the world. Fred received the Best Director award at the Gig Harbor Film Festival.

  • Nanfu Wang

    Nanfu Wang is a Chinese filmmaker based in New York City. She directed, produced, filmed, and edited feature documentaries Hooligan Sparrow (Sundance 2016, shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Award for Best documentary feature), I Am Another You (SXSW 2017, Special Jury Prize winner), and One Child Nation (Sundance 2019,Grand Jury Prize Winner). Wang has won over twenty awards, including a Peabody Award, a Cinema Eye Honor, a George Polk Award, an IDA award, and an Independent Spirit Award. Wang teaches editing at the School of Visual Arts as well as cinematography at New York University.

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