2020 JURORS

Chadwick Whitehead

Chadwick Whitehead is an illustrator, animator and motion graphics designer. He grew up mostly in Michigan and studied picture-making in Chicago, Tokyo and New York. He received a BA from Columbia College Chicago (cinematography and animation) and an MFA in Illustration as a Visual Essay from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has directed 6 short films, his comics have been published by Fantagraphics and his illustrations have appeared in The New York Times. He is currently living, drawing, animating and playing songs in Brooklyn, NY.

Brian Giovanni

Brian is an independent animator and artist based in Los Angeles.  His work has been showcased at numerous film festivals across the country, including the World Animation Celebration produced through Sony Pictures.  He has also screened several animated pieces internationally through the Australia-based LoopDeLoop animation community.  Recently, his illustration work has been featured in gallery showings through the Arroyo Arts Collective in Highland Park, CA.  He has trained under indie-animation legend Bill Plympton, as well as through The Animation Guild in Burbank, CA.  He has also worked on home media productions for Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, and 20th Century Fox, and is a long-standing member of the ASIFA-Hollywood animated film society.

Cami Kwan

Cami is Creative Producer at Apartment D, a stop motion studio in Burbank, CA. Cami's passion is creating children’s media, especially media that pairs animation and education. Cami spent the first few years in LA as an animator and armaturist on the Amazon series Tumble Leaf before joining forces with Maximilan Lopez and Sean Malony to found Apartment D. Cami has spent the last three years animating, directing and producing at Apartment D, working on projects for clients such as Barbie, Hot Wheels, Warner Brothers and Nickelodeon. Cami's most recent work is a 22-minute short film and a 66-minute, six episode stop motion series for American Girl.

Bismark Fernandes

Bismark Fernandes is a stop-motion filmmaker and designer from Goa, India. He completed his M.F.A degree in Animation from Savannah College of Art and Design and is currently working in Hillsboro, Oregon. With over three years of experience in designing and creating animated content for Television. He is well versed with various styles of animation with stop-motion being closest to his heart. What draws him towards this handmade art form is that it is tangible with subtle imperfections that makes it unique.

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