Jurors for the 2021 Dumbo Film Festival
Yves Piat is a French writer and filmmaker. Originally from Nantes, he discovered the world of cinema through his work as a technician and set designer on the film sets of the production company Fouillet Wieber. In 2018, he directed his third short film Nefta Football Club, shot in southern Tunisia, mixing a personal experience coming from his childhood and his observations after several journeys in South Morocco.
In a few months, the film received a hundred selections in France and abroad, and some sixty awards, including more than twenty audience awards, notably at Clermont-Ferrand, Cinemed and Aspen. The film has been nominated for an Oscar and a César in 2020. Yves Piat is currently working on the writing of a feature film based on his short film “Nefta Football Club” and on the writing of several screenplays. He is also a member of the Academy Awards.
TASHA VAN ZANDT
Tasha Van Zandt is an award-winning director, cinematographer, and Emmy-nominated producer who has documented stories across all seven continents, such as in her award-winning documentary feature After Antarctica. She collaborated with the artist JR on the documentary short film Tehachapi, which highlights the artist’s participatory mural project within the walls of a level four supermax federal prison. For her work on TIME Magazine’s Guns In America project, she traveled across the country documenting varied perspectives on gun control in the United States. Her work has been commissioned by TIME Magazine, The Guardian, PBS, Netflix, HBO, and VICE, and it has been exhibited in museums around the world. She is a 2019 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow, a 2019 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab Fellow, a 2020 SFFILM Sloan Stories Of Science Fellow, a 2020 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow, and a 2020 SFFILM FilmHouse Resident.
Andreas Horvath is an award winning filmmaker and photographer. He was born in Salzburg, Austria in 1968 and studied photography in Vienna and multimedia-art in Salzburg. Horvath´s films premiered in Cannes, Venice, Locarno, Rotterdam or Amsterdam. They won best film awards at festivals in Karlovy Vary, Chicago, New York, Haifa, Orenburg or Minsk. He is a recipient of the Max Ophüls Prize, and the Outstanding Artist Award of the Austrian Ministry of Culture.
Horvath’s film Helmut Berger, Actor premiered in Venice in 2015 and was chosen as the „best motion picture“ of that same year by cult director John Waters. Horvath’s first fiction film Lillian was produced by fellow Austrian filmmaker Ulrich Seidl and has garnered a dozen awards since its 2019 premiere at the „Directors’ Fortnight“ in Cannes.
As a photographer Andreas Horvath published black and white photo albums about Yakutia, Siberia and rural America. His work has been shown internationally at solo and group exhibitions. Horvath served as a jury member at Karlovy Vary IFF, Warsaw IFF, Belgrade IFF, Visions du Réel, Chicago International Documentary Festival among others.
In 2012, she joins the department of cinema / cinéma du réel, another means of expression allowing her to further explore the possibilities of language.
In 2014, in her obsession to find a rallying point between image and text, moves to Paris for, among other things, a long internship at P.O.L editions. She stays in Paris for a few years before returning solely to cinema.
A professional creature effects artist, cinematographer, model maker, and puppeteer, Kevin McTurk has been working in the effects industry for over 20 years.
A graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Film Production, Kevin moved to Los Angeles in 1992 and began his career in special make-up effects at Stan Winston Studios, working on Batman Returns, Interview with the Vampire, and all 3 Jurassic Park films. He has worked for many effects companies over the years, including the Jim Henson Creature Shop, Amalgamated Dynamics, and Spectral Motion. At the New Deal Studios, he was involved on the miniature effects shots for the Martin Scorsese films The Aviator, Shutter Island, and Hugo. In Wllington, he worked on the films King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, and the gory comedy Black Sheep (in which he also played the Weresheep creature). His puppet short films The Narrative of Victor Karloch (2011), The Mill at Calder’s End, and The Haunted Swordsman won several awards in festivals (DragonCon, Fantastic Fest, Seattle Film Fest and many others).