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Adventure Photographer & FilmmakerChris is a self-taught adventure photographer, Tribeca Film Fest filmmaker and influencer. Burkard’s images are punctuated by energized landscapes and moments of bliss, through adventure-seeking and the lifestyle that ensues.
Sundance Institute, Manager of Creative DistributionLiz is a filmmaker, ex-film critic and manager of Sundance Institute’s Creative Distribution Initiative. Liz earned her B.A. in Film and Media Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, and her M.F.A. from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts.
TIFF, Industry ProgrammingDorota holds a double M.A in Political Science and Gender Studies from McGill University. She is the Industry Programmer at Hot Docs, and the Doc Conference Programmer at TIFF. She speaks English, French, German, Spanish, and Polish.
Sundance Award Winning Documentary FilmmakerJerry Rothwell is a documentary filmmaker whose work includes the award-winning feature films: How To Change The World, about the founders of Greenpeace, Town of Runners, about two girls in an Ethiopian village who aspire to be athletes and the documentary Sour Grapes.
Cinema Politica, Co-founder & CuratorEzra co-founded Cinema Politica, a non-profit media arts organization that is the world’s largest campus and community based documentary screening network. He has PhD in Communications focused on documentaries, writes for POV Magazine and lives in Montreal.
Tribeca Film Institute, Director of Documentary ProgramsJosé manages the Documentary Programming department at the Tribeca Film Institute, which encompasses: the Tribeca All Access Program, the TFI Documentary Fund, the Gucci Tribeca Documentary Fund and the TFI Latin America Media Arts Fund.
TIFF, Programming AssociateAdam Cook is a film programmer and critic based in Toronto. He is currently a Programming Associate at TIFF, Programming Consultant for Hot Docs, and the curator of Future//Present. Adam has bylines in The Globe & Mail, The New York Times, VICE, amongst other publications.
Amazon, Content Acquisition Manager, Prime VideoDerrick is the content acquisitions manager for Prime Video Direct at Amazon. He studied at Northwestern University and worked at Bloomberg and the Associated Press before joining Amazon. He lives in Seattle.
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