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2018 Tacoma Film Festival Jury

2018 festival jury



Sky Hopinka

Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/ Pechanga) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and is currently based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His work is centered around personal positions of Indigenous homeland and landscape. His work was a part of the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial and the 2017 Whitney Biennial and has screened at many international film festivals. Special Jury Presentation: Films of Sky Hopinka

Brett Story

Brett Story is a writer and independent non-fiction filmmaker based out of Toronto and New York. Her films have screened at True/False, Hot Docs, the Viennale, and Dok Leipzig, among other festivals. Her second feature documentary, The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (2016), won prizes at Hot Docs and DOXA Documentary Festival and was nominated for a 2016 Canadian Screen Award. Special Jury Presentation: The Prison in Twelve Landscapes


Juan Pablo González

Named one of the Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” for 2015, Juan Pablo González is a Mexican filmmaker whose work has screened at Cannes, Rotterdam, IDFA, the Lincoln Center of New York, and others. Mr. González visited Tacoma and screened his work at TFF in 2015. Special Jury Presentation: Films of Juan Pablo González

Lydia Ogwang

Lydia Ogwang is a writer and editor, and a member of the programming team at TIFF Cinematheque based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is a senior editor at cléo journal and has written for Cinema Scope, The Brooklyn Rail, TIFF’s The Review, BAMcinématek, and


Tracy Rector

Tracy Rector is a mixed race (Choctaw/Seminole) filmmaker, curator, community organizer, and co-founder of Longhouse Media. She has directed and produced over 400 short films. She is a Firelight Media Fellow, WGBH Producer Fellow, and Sundance Institute Lab Fellow. Tracy’s first major museum installation opened June 14, 2018 at the Seattle Art Museum. Special Jury Presentation: Dawnland and Through Her Indigenous Eyes

Courtney Sheehan

Courtney Sheehan is the outgoing Executive Director of the Northwest Film Forum, where she guides vision and strategy by overseeing artistic programs and services, operations, finances, and fundraising activities. Courtney has curated film programs and produced events for theaters and festivals on three continents.

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