Sponsors

  • A. Schulman de México S.A. de C.V.

  • Specialty Polymers

Jury

Luis Duno Gottberg , Associate Professor of Film and Caribbean Studies
Margarita de la Vega Hurtado, PhD, Film Consultant
Margarita De la Vega-Hurtado is the Executive Director of International Film Seminars, organizers of the Flaherty Film Seminar. She holds a Doctorate in American Culture, focusing on Film Studies, from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she was an Adjunct Professor. She has also taught at the University of California in Santa Cruz, Merrill College.
Nick Nicholson, Film and Entertainment Critic
Nick Nicholson is the Film and Entertainment Critic for News 92 FM, CNN Houston, The Fort Bend Star News, Focus Magazine, Pearland Focus, Focus on Women Magazine and the Absolute! family of periodicals. In addition, his reviews can be seen and heard in numerous other print/media outlets across the country. Segments of his reviews have been quoted on both the Jay Leno and David Letterman television shows.

Keynote Speaker

Nick Anderson Pulitzer Prize cartoonist, Houston Chronicle

Entertainment Guest

Ctrl-Alt-Jay pop/rock band

One Forest Day

Grand Jury Prize

dir. by Neil Lokken, narrative, USA​

Nayan and the Evil Eye

Best Picture

dir. by Shaleen Sangha narrative, Canada

Breed

Award of Excellence

dir. by Stanton Cameron, animation, USA