Judges

Asuka Lin

Asuka Lin

Avant-garde

DFFO 20 film - A.I. Mama

Asuka Lin is a Japanese-Taiwanese filmmaker living/growing primarily in Los Angeles.

Miguel Rodrick

Miguel Rodrick

Music Video

DFFO 20 Film - Said No Lover

Miguel is a classical music composer turned film director, animator and designer, who grew up in Colombia and moved to the Bay Area in 2012.

Jarred Gregory-Grimes

Jarred Gregory-Grimes

World Narrative

DFFO 20 film - lather. rinse. repeat.

Jarred Gregory-Grimes is a writer-director currently living and working in San Francisco.

Theo Hollingsworth

Theo Hollingsworth

Local

DFFO 20 film - Sirius Lee: The Problematic Time Transplant

Theo Hollingsworth is a writer and producer based out of Oakland, CA.

Whitney Legge

Whitney Legge

Documentary

DFFO 20 film - Pigeon Girl

Whitney Legge grew up in a small town on the coast of Maine and after graduating high school relocated to Guatemala to develop photography programs for at-risk youths.

Jaime Levinas

Jaime Levinas

U.S. Narrative

DFFO 20 film - Midnight Coffee

Jaime Levinas is an Argentinean-Dutch film director and audiovisual artist currently based between New York and Rotterdam.

Joanie Wind

Joanie Wind

Avant-garde

DFFO 20 Film - This One Weird Trick

Joanie Wind is a visual artist and filmmaker from Tucson, Arizona.

Tayler Vee Robsinson

Tayler Vee Robsinson

U.S. Narrative

DFFO 20 film - You Are Going to Explode

Tayler Vee Robinson is a writer, director and actor based in Chicago.

Flavourcel Collective

Flavourcel Collective

Music Video

DFFO 20 film - "Garnet Graves" - Devours

Flavourcel is an animation collective situated on the Unceded Coast Salish territories.


Olivia Merrion


Olivia Merrion

Local

DFFO 20 film - Quilt Fever

Olivia is an Emmy-nominated documentary filmmaker based in Oakland, California.

Daniel Christian

Daniel Christian

Documentary

DFFO 20 film - Natchez

Daniel Christian is a filmmaker and writer living in Atlanta, Georgia.

Cassie Shao

Cassie Shao

Animation

DFFO 20 Film - There Were Four of Us

Cassie Shao is an Animation Artist currently based in Los Angeles.

Fu Yang

Fu Yang

World Narrative

DFFO 20 film: TellTale

Fu Yang is a Taiwanese filmmaker who specializes in stop-motion and traditional animation.

Carrie Hawks

Carrie Hawks

Animation

DFFO 20 Film - Origin of Hair

Carrie Hawks confronts self-imposed and external assumptions about identity in order to promote healing, particularly in relation to Blackness, gender, and queer sexuality.