Judges Line Up For Trip To Atlanta Fest

by Aaron Krach

The Atlanta Film and Video Festival announced the panel of judges for
the 22nd festival, March 5-8. They include Eugene Haynes, Director of
Production and Acquisitions, October Films, Harry Knowles,
Founder/Webmaster of "Ain't It Cool News" (aint-it-cool-news.com),
Adolfas Mekas, Founder of the Bard College Film Department, Liliana Olivares,
Chief Operating Officer of Rosebud Moving Image Artists, Lise Raven, Founder
Lush Life Productions. Knowles will be the feature speaker at a kick-off event
titled, "The Internet, how I did what I did, how to handle yourself in major
interviews and how to create buzz."

"Meet the Judges" receptions in addition to salon style discussions are
planned to give the audience contact with the judges. "This line-up of
talented judges represents a diverse body of interests: filmmaking,
producing, project financing, distribution, education, and low cost
promotion via the Internet. Given the vast wealth of knowledge the panel
represents, we wanted to give the general public the opportunity to
learn from them," explained Gabriel Wardell, Festival Coordinator.