Richard has spent over 30 years working in film production, distribution, marketing and theatrical exhibition. He has served as an advisor, programmer and juror for dozens of film festivals around the world and as an editorial consultant for many independent films. Currently he is the Director of Programming for the independent Kiggins Theatre in Vancouver, Washington and is a producer of the recently completed documentaries WOODSRIDER and A SONG FOR ALAN.
Bay Area filmmaker Chris Brown has directed, produced and/or edited award-winning narrative features and documentaries for over 15 years. His work has been screened at over 75 festivals around the world, including Sundance, SXSW, Mill Valley, RiverRun, Full Frame and HotDocs. A THOUSAND MOTHERS (2017), the seminal documentary Brown edited and helped produce, recently premiered at the Ashland Independent Film Festival. Brown’s most recent feature, THE OTHER KIDS (2016), has been hailed as "Honest and compelling" by the SF Chronicle and "Genuine and relevant" by Variety, has won 10 awards and is currently touring festivals around the world. A RIVER CHANGES COURSE the groundbreaking feature documentary Brown edited and helped produce, won the GRAND JURY AWARD at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival and BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE at the 2013 San Francisco International Film Festival. Brown also edited, co-produced and co-directed the PBS environmental documentaries WE’VE GOT THE POWER (2014) and THE NEXT FRONTIER (2011) which won the Normal EMMY® Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY. Chris's film, THE OTHER KIDS, won the Storyteller's First Prize at the 2016 Destiny City Film Festival.
Amy is the Arts Administrator for the City of Tacoma. Working with the Tacoma Arts Commission, she manages three funding programs that support arts organizations and artists, implements public art projects, develops innovative and collaborative programming and formulates effective policy. She has been a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts, Arts WA, 4Culture and the Grand Cinema. She holds an M.A. from UWT in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on urban art, and a certificate in Fundraising Management from the University of WA.
Rolla is a Sundance 2017 filmmaker, and a triple-minority in the film industry: a queer, Muslim-American woman. Her most recent credits include co-producing AMERICAN PARADISE, a reflection of a desperate man in today’s America, and helming the internationally acclaimed feature film THREE VEILS, a first of its kind to confront homosexuality within the Muslim-American subculture. She is also the creator of the virally popular online series, KISS HER I’M FAMOUS, which satirizes our culture’s relationship with fame. Through the SAN FRANCISCO WOMEN’S FILM INSTITUTE Leadership team, she’s involved in initiatives specifically geared towards nurturing a generation of young female filmmakers. Selbak’s latest project, #A DAY WITH A MUSLIM, a social experimental docu-series where she brings unlikely groups of people together to meet and spend a day with a Muslim has gained national attention and praise in light of the current political climate in America. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of OUTFEST , home to the largest LGBT International Film Festival world-wide. For more information, see www.RollaSelbak.com.