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Judges

Charlotte Mermoud & Kyle Day

Charlotte Mermoud & Kyle Day

Music Videos

DFFO 21 Film - "Thought Captive" by Dry Erase

Charlotte ACHE Mermoud is a pluridisciplinary artist working with animation (2D and stop-motion), comics, illustration, graphic design and music.

Aurora Brachman

Aurora Brachman

Documentary

DFFO 21 Film - Joychild

Aurora Brachman is an award-winning documentary director and producer drawn to stories about intimate relationships within families and communities.

Eddy Falconer

Eddy Falconer

Animation

DFFO 21 Film - Squid Goddess

EDDY FALCONER (they/their/them) has created animated and live action experimental movies for three decades, in addition to collaborating on local theater and spoken word projects.

Gabriel Medeiros

Gabriel Medeiros

Local

DFFO 21 Film - Dear Ale

Bay Area-based filmmaker and musician, Gabriel Medeiros has been honing his talents contributing to community art projects through the Signal Boost Art Collective as an organizer and videographer.

Josefin Malmen & 
David Strindberg

Josefin Malmen &
David Strindberg

World Narrative

DFFO 21 Film - Flex

Swedish writer-director duo Josefin Malmén & David Strindberg has been working under the name BABYBABY for many years making commercials, music video and shorts, and are somewhat reluctant to write about themselves in third person but here we are.

Alba Roland Mejia

Alba Roland Mejia

U.S. Narrative

DFFO 21 Film - My Own Mecca

Alba Roland Mejia is a writer, producer, and director based in Oakland, CA. Alba’s work focuses on the African diaspora and strives to capture the true essence of storytelling by pulling from real life experiences.

Alisi Telengut

Alisi Telengut

Animation

DFFO 21 Film - The Fourfold

Alisi Telengut is a Canadian artist of Mongolian origin. She creates animation frame by frame under the camera with mixed media to generate movement, and explore hand-made and painterly visuals for her films.

Elias ZX

Elias ZX

U.S. Narrative

DFFO 21 Film - REBIRTH.jpeg

Elias ZX is a filmmaker and curator working out of Brooklyn, New York. Their work has been featured in film festivals around the world and has screened online as part of NoBudge, Film-maker's Co-op, Do Not Research and Troma Now.

Ginny Rotten

Ginny Rotten

Avant-garde

DFFO 21 Film - angel: TEETH

Virginia “Ginny Rotten” Salvador (she/her) is a Peruvian-American visual artist and filmmaker based in Southern California.

Jordan Wong

Jordan Wong

Avant-garde

DFFO 21 Film - Mountain Lodge

A collector of souvenir state spoons and overpriced Uni Alpha Gel lead pencils, Jordan Wong is a Chinese-American experimental animator and nonfiction filmmaker driven by emotional honesty and analog processes.

Erin Semine Kökdil

Erin Semine Kökdil

Documentary

DFFO 21 Film - Since You Arrived, My Heart Stopped Belonging to Me

Erin Semine Kökdil is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and educator. Her work often deals with issues of migration, identity, and motherhood, and has screened at IDFA, Hot Docs, Camden International Film Festival, San Francisco International Film Festival, AFI Docs, Palm Springs International ShortFest, among others.

Erica Eng

Erica Eng

Local

DFFO 21 Film - Americanized

Erica is a fifth-generation Chinese American director based out of Los Angeles. Her film "Americanized" screened at Atlanta Film Festival, Cleveland International, and Urbanworld among others.

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