Jury Members of 2022 Edition

Our  Jury Member is made of producers, directors, writers, cinematographers, and musicians that are all successful professionals in this industry.

The Members of Our Jury Panel

Giovanni Robbiano

Giovanni Robbiano


An outstanding screenwriter, director, and producer of several films and documentaries; and a distinguished member of the European Film Academy.

He studied film in Bologna and later at Columbia University in New York as a Fullbright student; there he worked with Emir Kusturica, Marcia Nasatir, Stephan Scharff, Ralph Rosenblum, Lewis Cole, and others.

Since 1998 Robbiano has been teaching at many universities in Italy, Bologna, Iulm Milano, Genova, and Roma, and has been visiting professor at the Universitè D’Evry – Val D’Essonne (UEVE) in France.

Robbiano has been a trainer for the Media program of the EEUU since 2000 working on different training projects; he has been for 16 years senior trainer at the Mediterranean film institute in Greece. Lecturing at the International Forum of the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market, as well as at the Venice Film festival and Berlinale. He directed and trained at workshops in Macedonia, Nepal, Morocco, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lebanon, Switzerland, Croatia,

Hungary, Slovakia, Cyprus, Moldova, Bangladesh…

Between September 2015 and 2017 he has been the head of the international department at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic. He currently works for Bosphorus film lab in Istanbul, RICTS Bruxelles, IADT in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland, and for Open doors at Locarno film festival, he has been a trainer for NFS in Roma, head of studies at Docskool in Kathmandu, Nepal and senior faculty member at FIOFA, Ochrid.

Robbiani has published a book on screenwriting, and different other essays and articles.

Genevieve Shi

Genevieve Shi


With an artistic experience expands through both the film and theater industry – Genevieve has recently worked as the female principal with four-time Golden Globe Nominee and Emmy Award Winning actor, Armand Assante, in the upcoming feature film DON Q.

She has performed twice at the OSCAR CHINA NIGHT event in Beverly Hills. And has experience working as a casting director and voice coach when she worked on the Mandarin version of MAN OF LA MANCHA, a complete sellout show at the Symphony Space.

As well as being a judge for LOOK LIVE ARTIST COMPETITION, which is currently ongoing in China.

Artur Bejkollari

Artur Bejkollari


A Senior Graphic Designer with an extensive experience in broadcasting implementing design processes from initial conceptualization to the final on-air production. Also, reviewed graphic layouts from news, sports, show, culture, and children’s programs. Used Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, CorelDRAW, Lightwave, and Cinema 4D to effectively and efficiently review the graphic layouts submitted from various television programs.

Moreover, developed numerous marketing programs such as logos, brochures, newsletters, infographics, presentations, and advertisements.

Finally, prepared the monthly promotional spots and various television program announcements.

Chantal Demorial

Chantal Demorial


Chantal Demorial is a director, screenwriter, and teaching artist. As a French-Canadian immigrant in NYC, they’ve juggled 4 to 5 part-time jobs simultaneously while freelancing behind the camera. They’ve crewed on Award-Winning independent films with social justice messages directed by female directors.

They’ve taught screenwriting in the film conservatory program at SUNY Purchase, and storytelling at The Moth. They won a directing award for their film debut, ARM’S LENGTH, a political satire about an absurd system that values profit over people.

Their latest project, FILM SCHOOL SPIRIT, which they wrote and directed, is about silenced storytellers who fight to be heard.

Niko Varela

Niko Varela


Writer Credits:

  • The Last Temptation of Frank
  • The Second Last Temptation of Frank
  • Dirty Soap

 Actor Credits: 

  • Tracks (Feature)
  • Real Reality (Lead)
  • The Rooster (Lead)
  • The Spanish Tragedy (Supporting)

 Producer Credits:

  •  Real Reality
  • The Sun Always Shines for the Cool

 Stage Credits:

  • The Sun Always Shines for the Cool (Junior Balloon)
  • Hamlet (Rosencrantz)
  • The Odd Couple (Oscar)
Rockford Forbes

Rockford Forbes


Artist, Writer, Producer, and an overall stand-up guy. A fan of music foremost. And stuck on preserving this thing we call hip-hop. Hailing from The Greater New York area Rockwell has been recording music since he was 17 in his home studio and proactively seeking a career in the industry since 2012. Member of The MxnxpxlyFamily music group. He has collaborated with Prodigy, Fred The Godson, Skyzoo, Bub Rock, Popa Wu, DJ2Evil (ODB’s DJ), and The Good People. Opened up for Lord Finesse, Immortal Technique, Benny The Butcher, Diabolic, Fabolous, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Smoke Dza, Jay Royale, and labelmate – Long Islands’ own super lyricist, John Jigg$. Together starting the MXNXPXLY label.

Rockwell has to spit some of the most prolific lyrics, coolest lines, and hard-hitting songs you possibly haven’t heard yet. Stepping out of his comfort zone to blend hip hop with reggae, R&B, rock, and jazz gaining fans here and abroad. Touring in Germany, Austria, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. Winning local showcases as well as national Coast2Coast showcase, raising his awareness and elevating his brand. He has been featured on radio shows, local television shows, magazines, and blogs. Gaining fans near and abroad.

As he would say, “the only place to go from here is UP” – Rockwell

Alexa Servodidio

Alexa Servodidio


Alexa has over 20 years of experience acting on stage, on television, and in films.  She was seen in lead roles in the following Stage Productions: Days, Roundelay, A Lonely Summit, Metamorphosis, A Temptation, A Wish, Well, A Lying Truth, Amaranthine Thread, Menu Driven  The Pursuit Of Love, Odd Jobs, Menu Driven, 10 Minutes Early, Nuts and Bolts, and Eating Out. She has also had lead roles in independent films, TV, and the internet such as Gail Scott Key/ENOW, Enemy Minds, Penelope, PSA /Lung Cancer Reverse, The Project, Return to Innocence Lost, and Beautiful Other television credits include principal roles in It’s All Geek To Me, The View, and Lucille Roberts.

In addition to acting, Alexa is also a successful Commercial Model and a certified Personal Trainer and Aerobics Instructor. She teaches kickboxing, Pilates, spinning, aqua aerobics, and step.

Alexa works with individuals, couples, and families. she treats children and adults experiencing a variety of issues related to anxiety, depression, PTSD, divorce, interpersonal relationships, communication/relational skills, domestic violence, and sexual abuse.

Adriatik Berdaku

Adriatik Berdaku


Cinematography is one of my most vital points, started in 1995 as a videographer in my native country Albania. Son of Ibrahim Berdaku, a famous writer and director in Albania. Thanks to my father, I was already ingrained with a mindset for movies. With over 20 years of international video production experience, I take pride in knowing I helped brands I’ve worked with grow their audience with millions of views. As head of the production at Ajvideo Productions Inc.,

I have worked for large-scale events such as NYC Media, Thom Browne, Prada, Calvin Klein, Ferrari, Sotheby’s, Phillips, Miu Miu, Proenza, Philipp Plein, Gabriella Hearst, SKY TG24, RAI, Mediaset, LA7 and corporate events.

I have a keen eye to anticipate and capture magical moments while still remaining unobtrusive. Another unique ability I have is that I am trilingual and fluent in English, Italian, and Albanian. I feel my professional abilities with the camera, my experience along with my eagerness to always please the clients I work with, truly makes me an excellent addition to your production crew.

One of my recent achievements is a documentary with Steven Spielberg.

Youcef Beghdadi

Youcef Beghdadi


Youcef Beghdadi is a self-taught producer-editor from Algiers, Algeria.

He has edited over 20 music videos, as well as written and directed two short films that earned him nine film festival nominations and three awards wins.