2015 Juror Info

Kevin B. Lee is a filmmaker, film critic and producer of over 200 video essays exploring film and media. His award-winning video essay “Transformers: The Premake” was named one of the best documentaries of 2014 by Sight & Sound Magazine and selected for the Berlinale Film Festival Critics Week, Rotterdam Film Festival, Viennale Film Festival and True/False Film Fest. He is Founding Editor and Chief Video Essayist at Fandor and founding partner of dGenerate Films (a distribution company for independent Chinese cinema). He was supervising producer at Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies, and has written for The New York Times, Sight & Sound, Slate and Indiewire. He is currently pursuing an MFA in Film Video New Media and Animation and an MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Mónica Savirón is a filmmaker, writer, and independent curator. Her essays about experimental filmmaking have been published internationally. Her video To Begin With (2012) had its World Premiere at Experiments in Cinema Festival. Her film Broken Tongue (2013), a tribute to conceptual poet and performer Tracie Morris, has been shown at more than fifty major festivals around the world, and won the Best Film award at FRONTEIRA Film Festival in Brazil. Her work explores the cinematic possibilities of sound and avant-garde poetics.