Sidewalk Jury

Shorts

  1. Zach Clark

    Zach Clark

    ZACH CLARK is the writer and director of Modern Love Is Automatic, Vacation!, White Reindeer, and Little Sister. His films have screened across the US and Europe at festivals including SXSW, Outfest, Edinburgh, and Stockholm. His latest feature, Little Sister, premiered at SXSW in 2016, and was the closing night film at the 2016 Sidewalk Film
    Festival. Little Sister was named the best movie of 2016 by New Yorker critic Richard Brody. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY.

  2. Becca Greene

    Becca Greene

    BECCA GREENE is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. Becca has written and developed multiple TV shows and pilots including Nevermind the Bullocks, Zachary Levi’s Worst Night Ever at NBCUniversal, and David Gordon Green’s animated comedy, Good Vibes. Her remakes of the successful Italian films for producers Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis are in development. Her first feature, The Beard, is currently in development and she is completing rewriting for Disney’s The Nutcracker.

  3. Ondi Timoner

    Ondi Timoner

    ONDI TIMONER has the rare distinction of winning the Grand Jury Prize
    at the Sundance Film Festival twice, for 2004’s DIG! and 2009’s We Live In Public. Both films were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art. Other acclaimed features include The Nature of the Beast, Join Us, Cool It and BRAND: A Second Coming. Timoner produced and hosted BYOD
    (Bring Your Own Doc) for thelip.tv. Timoner serves on the National Board of the DGA and as member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Documentaries

  1. Skizz Cyzyk

    Skizz Cyzyk

    SKIZZ CYZYK is a filmmaker, writer, musician, artist, and festival careerist, having held positions at MicroCineFest, Maryland Film Festival, Slamdance, Kansas City Film Fest, and Atlanta Film Festival. Skizz also writes for music and film magazines, is on the Board of Directors for Maryland Lawyers for the Arts, plays ukulele for Go Pills, and is the drummer for The Jennifers, as well as Mink Stole & Her Wonderful Band. Social media: @SkizzCyzyk.

  2. Brandon Harris

    Brandon Harris

    BRANDON HARRIS is a graduate of and Visiting Assistant Professor at the School of Film and Media Studies at SUNY Purchase. His writings have appeared in The New Yorker, Vice, The Guardian, and Variety, among others. He is the Festival Programmer for Indie Memphis, an Associate Programmer of the Aspen ShortsFest and formerly the Director of
    Programming for the Cincinnati Film Festival. Harris’s memoir Making Rent in Bed-Stuy is available now.

  3. Cameron McAllister

    Cameron McAllister

    CAMERON MCALLISTER is an unabashed born-and-bred Georgia boy. In 2011, he founded Reel Georgia (which is now a part of Georgia Entertainment News) and the Georgia Film Critics Association. He serves as the Associate Director for the Atlanta Film Society (which operates the 41-year-old Atlanta Film Festival) and the Executive Director for the Rome International Film Festival. In his spare time, he enjoys ignoring text messages, eating hot dogs and thinking about Tina Fey.

Narrative

  1. Aaron Hillis

    Aaron Hillis

    AARON HILLIS is the Manager of Film & Creative Outreach for Indiegogo. Brooklyn Magazine deems him one of “The 100 Most Influential People in Brooklyn Culture.” He’s also a filmmaker, programmer, and the proprietor of one of the last DVD rental stores in NYC. His writing has appeared
    in The Village Voice, VICE, Variety, Vanity Fair, and several other V-less outlets. Aaron’s co-directorial feature debut Fish Kill Flea screened at Sidewalk in 2007. Social: @cobblehillis.

  2. Amey Rene

    Amey Rene

    AMEY RENÉ is an Artios Award nominated Casting Director whose career has covered TV (1⁄2 hour comedy, episodic, MOW) feature films, commercials, and local casting. She has offices in both Los Angeles and Seattle. She focuses on Independent Features with exciting creative content. Many of her films have premiered at Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Cannes and Toronto International Film Festivals. She is always looking for fresh faces that want to work with cool people.

  3. Daniel Scheinert

    Daniel Scheinert

    DANIEL SCHEINERT is a Los Angeles based filmmaker who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama of all places. He is best know as one half of directing duo DANIELS (along with another Daniel named Daniel Kwan). After releasing a music video for the song “Turn Down for What,” they won Best Director at The MTV Video Music Awards, but both their moms were
    bummed that they don’t announce that one on TV. In 2016 they released their first ever feature film called Swiss Army Man. Twitter: @daniels

Shout

  1. Morgan Jon Fox

    Morgan Jon Fox

    MORGAN JON FOX is a Director/Producer based in Memphis, named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by Filmmaker Magazine. He has directed 4 feature films, and is the creator of the critically acclaimed series Feral, about a close knit group of 20-something LGBT artists living in Memphis, TN. Fox produced Maya Dardel (Lena Olin, Rosanna Arquette, 2017 SXSW), and associate produced Memphis (Tim Sutton, 2014 Sundance).

  2. Andrea Krauss

    Andrea Krauss

    ANDREA KRAUSS’s background in television, film and video with a concentration on independent film spans over two decades. Producing credits include: Dalila Ali Rajah’s “Secret & Toys” with Quentin Lee, “Grown This Way” directed by Nathan Adloff, and Cinema Conversations with Stephen P. Jarchow, a docu-series for Here TV. Her ability to build
    bridges has fostered the exchange of ideas and communication through the medium of film. Social: @kraussinthehouse

  3. Farah White

    Farah White

    FARAH WHITE has won over directors and fellow actors with her talent, passion and a tenacity to do whatever it takes to help get the job done. A professional actress since 1999, she can currently be seen in Flutter, Ladies of the House, in which she starred/produced, and in the upcoming release of The Great & The Small. She has written and directed several shorts and television pilots and produced over 10 features in the past 5 years.

Family

  1. Matthew Layne

    Matthew Layne

    MATTHEW LAYNE is an award-winning poet from Birmingham, Alabama. He is a teacher, a student, a baker, a professional storyteller, a librarian, a voracious consumer of printed material, a lover of film, and most importantly a father. He is currently serving his second year as a member of the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults Committee. You can find him most days at The Emmet O’Neal Library..

  2. Juki Timoner

    Juki Timoner

    JUKI TIMONER is 13 years young and enjoys the many opportunities that he is given by his mother, Ondi Timoner. Juki has made short films in Bhutan, Panama, Israel, and even in Northern California with the inventor of the flying car. Having watched hundreds of documentaries and even more scripted films, Juki is excited to come to his second Sidewalk Film
    Festival as a juror! P.S. If you agree with his choice for best film, then try out his Youtube channel: Jukebox Gaming!

  3. Farah White

    Farah White

    FARAH WHITE has won over directors and fellow actors with her talent, passion and a tenacity to do whatever it takes to help get the job done. A professional actress since 1999, she can currently be seen in Flutter, Ladies of the House, in which she starred/produced, and in the upcoming release of The Great & The Small. She has written and directed several shorts and television pilots and produced over 10 features in the past 5 years.

Alabama

  1. Becca Greene

    Becca Greene

    BECCA GREENE is a writer/director based in Los Angeles. Becca has written and developed multiple TV shows and pilots including Nevermind the Bullocks, Zachary Levi’s Worst Night Ever at NBCUniversal, and David Gordon Green’s animated comedy, Good Vibes. Her remakes of the successful Italian films for producers Aurelio and Luigi De Laurentiis are in development. Her first feature, The Beard, is currently in development and she is completing rewriting for Disney’s The Nutcracker.

  2. Cameron McAllister

    Cameron McAllister

    CAMERON MCALLISTER is an unabashed born-and-bred Georgia boy. In 2011, he founded Reel Georgia (which is now a part of Georgia Entertainment News) and the Georgia Film Critics Association. He serves as the Associate Director for the Atlanta Film Society (which operates the 41-year-old Atlanta Film Festival) and the Executive Director for the Rome International Film Festival. In his spare time, he enjoys ignoring text messages, eating hot dogs and thinking about Tina Fey.

  3. Daniel Scheinert

    Daniel Scheinert

    DANIEL SCHEINERT is a Los Angeles based filmmaker who grew up in Birmingham, Alabama of all places. He is best know as one half of directing duo DANIELS (along with another Daniel named Daniel Kwan). After releasing a music video for the song “Turn Down for What,” they won Best Director at The MTV Video Music Awards, but both their moms were
    bummed that they don’t announce that one on TV. In 2016 they released their first ever feature film called Swiss Army Man. Twitter: @daniels