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David D’Arcy


Holly Herrick


Christopher Horton Jared Moshé


Tanja Meding


Heather Winters


Alissa Simon


Krzysztof Kieslowski Award For Best Feature Film


David D’Arcy reviews films for the BBC, The National (Abu Dhabi) and Screen International, writes about art for The Art Newspaper and Art + Auction and serves as a programmer for the Haifa International Film Festival in Israel. D’Arcy covered the cultural scene for 21 years for NPR, which fired him in 2005 for an investigative report on a painting, looted by the Nazis from Viennese Jews, which turned up at the Museum of Modern Art in New York; the dispute is the subject of the forthcoming feature documentary, Portrait of Wally.


Holly Herrick is the director of programming at the Sarasota Film Festival in Sarasota, Florida, and the programmer and producer of Special Programs for the Hamptons International Film Festival in New York. Additionally, she has worked as a programmer for the Newport International Film Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, and has served on the screening committee for the Project Forum of the IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries. Also a contributor to Hammer to Nail, a website dedicated to highlighting ambitious low-budget films, Herrick lives in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.


Currently a programmer for the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Alissa Simon has been a film curator for more than 25 years. Beginning her career at the Film Department of Walker Art Center and the International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House, she was named a 1999 Chicagoan of the Year for her innovative work as associate director of programming at the Film Center of the School of the Art Institute. Simon has served on international film festival juries in Karlovy Vary, Ljubljana, San Francisco, Sarajevo, Sochi, Tel Aviv, Cluj, Torino, Vancouver and Pusan. She also writes about films and film festivals for the trade journal Variety and programs the sidebar Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now! for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.


Darren Dean Emerging Filmmaker Award


Darren Dean was born and raised in northern New Jersey, where he still resides. He is a graduate of William Paterson University. Prior to entering the world of film, Dean was a respected journalist and frontman for the popular New York-based rock band Shot; after making the award-winning short Sleep Over, he went on to serve as cowriter/producer of Prince of Broadway and producer of the upcoming Kinyarwanda. He is currently writing and producing Will Eisner’s A Contract with God and a musical, The Soul Tigers, a musical; both are slated to roll in 2011.


For three years, Christopher Horton has served as head of acquisitions for Cinetic Rights Management, one of the leading film distributors on cable video-on-demand and broadband portals. New releases include Chris Smith’s Collapse, Werner Herzog’s Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans and Edward Burns’s Nice Guy Johnny. Before joining the Cinetic and Sloss Law family in 2002, Horton worked in the business affairs department of Miramax Films. He holds degrees in film studies and psychology from the University of Colorado–Boulder.


Jared Moshé is a New York–based producer. His credits include Indepen- dent Spirit Award–nominated documen- tary Kurt Cobain About a Son, Destrict- ed, Low and Behold and Beautiful Losers, which was released through an innovative distribution deal with Nike. A graduate of Amherst College, Moshé is currently in postproduction on Silver Tongues and an untitled documentary about legendary filmmaker Roger Cor- man.


Stephen Nemeth


Maysles Brothers Award For Best Documentary Film


Since moving to New York from Germany in 2003, Tanja Meding has worked as a producer for Maysles Films and other independent production companies. Credits range from The Beales of Grey Gardens and Sally Gross: The Pleasure of Stillness to the upcoming Rose, Calypso Diva and Love During Wartime. Meding began producing and distributing short films by Rosane Chamecki, Andrea Lerner and Phil Harder in 2007 and currently serves as cochair on the documentary committee of the Producers Guild of America East.


Stephen Nemeth is the founder and head of of Rhino Films, which originated as a division of iconoclastic record label Rhino Records. He has produced 10 films and executive- produced 14 others; he also works with Amnesty International through Artists for Amnesty on human rights-related projects and serves on numerous boards, including those of the Woodstock Film Festival, the Wildlife Ecostation, Wheels For Humanity, Children Uniting Nations, Shine On Sierra Leone, the 1 Second Film Foundation and the Full Frame Documentary Festival.


Heather Winters, the founder of Studio On Hudson, is an award-winning executive producer, producer and writer. Credits include Super Size Me, Convention, Class Act, Google Me, Anywhere USA and the upcoming Fornes: The Rest I Make Up. Heather also serves as a producer’s rep and industry advisory board member.


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