Meet Our Judges

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CLEMENTINE BARDONNER

Clementine is a queer, femme,Vancouver based filmmaker with the privilege of working on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Kwikwetlem, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations. Clementine’s bodies of work fall under experimental and narrative pieces that surround fem people and fem relationships. Clementine is currently in the process of completing her degree at Simon Fraser university in Film and minoring in Gender Studies. After completing her degree she hopes to continue to pursue filmmaking and working in the Canadian independent film sector.

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AMANDA BLAKE

Amanda Blake is an award-winning Vancouver-based director, writer, cinematographer and producer currently completing her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Film Production and Creative Writing at Simon Fraser University. She humbly works on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Kwikwetlem, Tsleil-Waututh and Squamish nations. Her work explores nuanced, socially relevant content, most often in the hybrid documentary, experimental, and narrative drama forms. Her most recent accolades include Best Female Director and Narrative Drama at the 2019 British Columbia Student Film Festival, Best Screenplay at the 2019 ReelYouth film festival and Top Filmmaker at the 2019 Reel Stars Film Festival. She hopes to one day be a working writer and director within the Canadian Independent film sphere.

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KIM CLEROUX

Kim Cleroux is a young female filmmaker, currently in her third year at SFU film. She has been working as a director and production designer for local films since 2017, with a focus on experimental films. She has credits on over 30 local student films, with the majority of the credits under Production Design. In 2019, she won the award for the best spoken-word piece at the BCSFF, alongside nominations for most promising filmmaker and best female director. Her passion lies within creating an experience and world within the production and has recently started to widen her range by branching out to theatre and television.

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VICENTE VILLAROEL

Vicente Villarroel-Hagemann is an Argentine-Chilean filmmaker currently finishing his third year of film and business at Simon Fraser University. He has a deep interest in dramatic and comedic narratives, as well as documentary filmmaking. He has participated as  jury for the Vancouver Latin American Film Festival. Similarly, he participated in the WaterBear pitch competition at the Sheffield International Documentary Festival. Vicente has mainly worked as a director, cinematographer and gaffer for over 20 student productions. His main focus as a filmmaker is to present untold stories in the big screen, especially those relating to his Latin American background.