Role Past Jurors

Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen is the Academy Award® nominated, Emmy winning director of RBG (2018) along with Betsy West. Other recent documentaries, also co-directed with West, include JULIA (2021), which premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and was shortlisted for an Academy…

Julie Goldman

Julie Goldman is an Oscar-nominated and Emmy Award-winning producer and executive producer of documentary feature films and series. Julie is the first documentary producer to receive the Amazon Studios Sundance Institute Producer’s Award and the Cinereach Producer’s Award. She recently…

Kim Yutani

Kim Yutani is the Director of Programming of the Sundance Film Festival; she assumed that role in 2018. She began programming short films for the Festival in 2006, and became a feature film programmer in 2009, focusing on US and…

Lacey Schwartz Delgado

Lacey Schwartz Delgado is an Emmy-nominated producer, writer, director, outreach strategist who draws on her interdisciplinary background to create compelling stories that span documentary and fiction and work with innovative organizations and brands. Schwartz Delgado is the co-founder of the…

Lou Cove

Lou Cove has devoted his career to the intersection of creativity and capacity-building, helping launch and grow countless creative ventures. He is the founder of CANVAS, a collaborative fund dedicated to a 21st Century Jewish Cultural Renaissance, and principal at…

Rahdi Taylor

Rahdi Taylor is Executive Vice President at Concordia Studio where she leads The Concordia Fellowship, which aims to engineer catalytic change in individuals and the film industry by supporting BIPOC + other diverse documentary filmmakers from the US who demonstrate…

Senain Kheshgi

Senain Kheshgi is a South Asian American filmmaker who has gained recognition for her exceptional directorial and production skills. She has directed multiple feature and short films, among which are the award-winning “PROJECT KASHMIR” (PBS/Independent Lens) and the three-time Emmy-nominated…

Stephen Smith

Stephen D. Smith is Executive Chairman and co-founder of StoryFile, the world’s first AI Conversational Video platform that powers conversations. Stephen is an international speaker, documentary film producer, and oral historian who specializes in immersive media. His groundbreaking work with…