Jury Members

Bill Desowitz

Bill Desowitz, the Crafts & Animation Editor at IndieWire, specializes in below-the-line and animation coverage, with an emphasis on Oscar and Emmy Awards season reporting/analysis.

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Charles Solomon

An internationally respected critic and historian of animation.

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Chris Butler

Director, Screenwriter, Character Designer at LAIKA Studios

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Christina Steinberg

Christina Steinberg is a producer at Sony Pictures Animation.

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Frank Gladstone

Shorts Jury Member

Frank Gladstone has been working as a professional animator, producer, director, writer and teacher for more than 45 years.

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Jade Seaberry

Shorts Jury Member

Co-Creator and Publicist, DiverseToons

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Julie Lockhart

Locksmith Animation Co-Founder & President of Production/Producer

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Maureen Fan

Shorts Jury Member

CEO and Co-Founder of Baobab Studios

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Peter Debruge

Peter Debruge is Variety’s Chief International Film Critic.

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Ramin Zahed

Ramin Zahed is an LA-based author and journalist who specializes in animation, visual effects, pop culture and indie films.

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