Meet the Jury for the Shorty Shorts Film Festival!

Ernest Hemingway, a writer praised for his artistic economy, wrote a six-word short story that began a brevity movement: "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." This movement proves that filmmakers have so much more at their disposal than mere words. As a tribute, we have...

Meet the Jury for the Horror Shorts Film Festival!

In honor of the year’s spookiest season, Audience Awards is hosting our annual Horror Shorts Film Festival, and we’re incredibly excited about the panel of jurists we’ve assembled to help us select our winners! Matthew Lillard, a veteran of both stage and screen, is...

Meet the Jury for the Comedy Shorts Film Festival!

Audience Awards is incredibly excited to announce that we’ve selected our jury for the Comedy Shorts Film Festival – our panel includes some of the best minds in film and entertainment. Todd Gilchrist Todd Gilchrist is a film critic and entertainment journalist with...

Meet the Jury for the Adventure Shorts Film Festival!

Audience Awards is incredibly excited to announce that we’ve selected our jury for the Adventure Shorts Film Festival - our panel includes some of the best minds in both adventure filmmaking and actual adventuring. Ben Strugulewski Ben 'Sturge' Sturgulewski grew up on...

Meet the Jury for the Reel Louisiana Video Contest!

Louisiana Tourism has asked filmmakers to show the world in 90 seconds or less the kind of magic #OnlyLouisiana holds for Audience Awards Reel Louisiana Video Contest. The jury has been selected by Louisiana Tourism and is made up of award-winning filmmakers,...

Meet the Jury for the Animation Shorts Film Festival!

Animation film experts curate the top contenders in the Animation Film Festival Animation (according to Wikipedia) creates the illusion of motion and change with a quick show of a sequence of static images, each slightly different from the one that came before. This...

Meet the Jury for the Virginia Is For Film Lovers Challenge!

Virginia Tourism and the Virginia Film Office have asked filmmakers to capture the glory which is Virginia in a short 30-90 second video for Audience Awards Virginia is for Film Lovers Challenge. The jury has been hand selected by Virginia Film Office and is made up...

Meet the Jury for the LGBTQ Film Festival!

Our LGBTQ Film Festival asks for shorts up to 30 minutes or under, which show the many iterations of identity, sexuality, and gender. Its jury is made up of both activists for the LGBTQ community and film experts. We’d love for you to meet them:   Dan Brian,...

Music Shorts Film Festival jury ROCKS!

Our Music Shorts jury knows what they're looking (and listening) for In his book Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life, Steve Almond writes, “The only thing wrong with music, as far as I’m concerned, is that you cannot eat it.” The good news - ever since The Beatles...