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One Minute Movie Judges

We are lucky to welcome back Mr. Ben Kolak of Scrappers Film Group as our head judge.  Assistant judges to be determined. 

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.