• Biz & Co.


Kat Candler, Film Director
Kat is a writer and director best known for her film Hellion, starring Aaron Paul and Juliette Lewis, which premiered in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Candler’s film was also a Sundance Creative Producing Lab participant and San Francisco Film Society/Kenneth Rainin Foundation Grant recipient. It was released in theaters through IFC Films.
Amy Lowe-Starbin, Screenwriter
Amy is a screenwriter based in LA. Her most recent feature dramedy,Kelly & Cal, premiered at South by Southwest in 2014, and was honored with the Gamechanger Award for first-time director Jen McGowan. Starring Juliette Lewis, Cybill Shepherd, Jonny Weston and Josh Hopkins, the film received rave  reviews and was picked up for a theatrical release by IFC. She thinks the best comedy is made of equal parts wit and empathy, and looks forward to making you laugh.
Patrick Smith, Animator
Independent Animator Patrick Smith is known for his sublime and bizarre hand-drawn interpretations of people, our emotions, and identity.  His films have been featured on MTV, PBS, FX, Nickelodeon, Rolling Stone, New York Times, and Huffington Post. Currently, Smith and his studio are producing the third season of the PBS series “Blank on Blank” an innovative animated show that visually illustrates rare audio interviews of famous artists, actors and musicians.

Keynote Speaker

Anthony Brandt, Co-Founder & Artistic Director of Musiqa

Entertainment Guest

Musiqa with Dan Gelok and Mas Sugihara

Art Exhibitors

Artists: Jonathan Leach, Myke Venable, Daniel McFarlane, Cassy Normady White


Grand Jury Prize

dir. by Jakob Maqe Denmark, 5m
First Place Prize: $5,000 // Phantom 2 Vision+Quadcopter with Hard Case and Extra Battery Bundle Script Translation into Spanish

Beach Flags

Best Picture

dir. by Sara Saidan Iran, 10m
Second Place Prize: Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera // Script translation into Spanish language

Northern Great Mountain

Award of Excellence

dir. by Amanda Kernell Sweden, 10m
Third Place Prize: GoPro Hero4+ Black/Surf Camera