The Narrative jury will consist of "Natural Selection" actress Rachael Harris (who we interviewed at LAFF last year), filmmaker Robert Townsend, and critic Sheri Linden. The Documentary jury is comprised of producers Heather Rae and Karin Chien and filmmaker Mark Landsman ("Thunder Soul"). Film critic and author Ernest Hardy, Spirit Award-nominated cinematographer Nancy Schreiber ("Your Friends And Neighbors," "The Celluloid Closet") and writer/director/editor Javier Fuentes León ("Contracorriente"), who won the Audience Award at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival round out the shorts jury.
This jury will deliberate on the cash prizes during the festival's run from June 14-24. The competition and audience award winners will be announced at the Awards Brunch held at CHAYA Downtown on the last day of the festival.