JURY & STAFF

All films are pre-screened by a panel of community jurors who follow strict guidelines and only advance films that meet Superfest's standards of artistry, portrayal of disability and ingenuity. Superfest’s final-tier jury is made up of a diverse group of filmographers, disability rights advocates, scholars, community organizers and award-winning creatives — all of whom are people with disabilities. The members of our jury watch the submissions and collaborate to choose Superfest’s diverse lineup and awards. If you are interested in being a juror for Superfest 2017, please fill out the contact form and let us know.

 

Superfest's 2016 Jury

Bryan Bashin, CEO, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Regan Brashear, Director and Producer of Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
Elizabeth Grigsby, Consumer Rights Advocate at Golden Gate Regional Center
Catherine Kudlick, Director, Longmore Institute on Disability
Alex Locust, Masters student in Rehabilitation Counseling, San Francisco State University
Catherine Murphy, Audio Describer and pop culture blogger
Tony Sauer, Former Director of the Department of Rehabilitation
Bruce Wolfe, CIO, Alcohol Justice and Chair of the Sunshine Taskforce
Christoph Zepeda, Masters student in Rehabilitation Counseling, San Francisco State University

Meet the Superfest Producers

Superfest is made possible through the efforts of The Longmore Institute on Disability and LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired. A dedicated team of organizers works year around to run the submissions process, recruit a qualified jury, facilitate audio description, and plan a fabulous weekend of films. 

Bryan Bashin, CEO, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Emily Smith Beitiks, Associate Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University
Dagny Brown, Events Manager, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Will Butler, Director of Communications, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Catherine Kudlick, Director, Paul K. Longmore Institute on Disability at San Francisco State University
Jennifer Sachs, Director of Development, LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired