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One Minute Movie Judges

We are lucky to have a diverse international group of extremely talented people judging the first Homewood Public Library One Minute Movie Festival. 

Ben Kolak, Scrappersgroup Filmmaker, Chicago, IL
Ben alternates between work as a director, cinematographer, editor, producer & educator.  Ben’s directorial debut, Scrappers (2010), went on to win awards at numerous festivals and make critic Roger Ebert’s list of the top 10 documentaries for 2010.  Ben edited the documentary Hairy Who and the Chicago Imagists (2014 Newport Beach Film Festival) and co-directed the web series Central Standard: On Education, made in partnership with WTTW 11 and PBS Digital Studios.  Current projects include the web series Rights Lab, in partnership with Truthout.org, and Popcorn Politics, with The A.V. Club.

Anthony T. Green, Independent Filmmaker, Detroit, MI
Anthony T. Green is an independent filmmaker from Detroit, MI.  He creates and produces independent commercials and films. His documentary Match (2015) about a man attempting to become a stem cell donor won Best Inspirational Film at the 2015 Trinity International Film Festival, and his documentary Unsheltered Comparison (2012) is about the homeless in Detroit, shining a light on the truth behind the cardboard signs.

Centre Wellington District High School
11th Grade Media Arts Class, Fergus, Ontario
Instructor Jose Martinez and his class of film makers will be using the knowledge they have gained through a school year of media study. They have honed their skills working on various media projects, including ones involving animation and cinematography. Under Mr. Martinez’s instruction, students explore the elements and principles of media arts, the connections between contemporary media art works and traditional art forms, and they develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works. These skills give them a unique perspective from which to judge the original works of others.

Student films:

      Pig Skin

      Snapchat Documentary

      Quitting is not the way – a poem film