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Meet Our Judges



Zanthia Bérubé is currently a fourth-year student in the Motion Pictures Art Program at Capilano University, Vancouver where her interests are leaning toward movie directing and Assistant directing, but most importantly, storytelling. Zanthia has volunteered and worked as a First AD and Lamp Operator on many sets including AD'd a branded Coca-Cola commercial.  She is avid to bring her jocund disposition to the industry and to support her surrounding crew to achieve creative distinction.



Sheyanne grew up in the small town of Vanderhoof, BC, and moved to the big city to pursue her dreams of becoming a professional writer. At first, her sights were set on screenwriting, so she completed her Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts at Capilano University. After investing four years post-grad into the film industry, she decided to take a step back from film and return to her original passion; writing. Since then, she started to write poetry and launched her own typewriting poetry business, One of one Poetry - - where she takes random prompts from the public and commissions one-of-a-kind poems for them to take home!

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Marina Verones is an upcoming motion picture producer based out of Vancouver, Canada. She’s currently completing her Bachelor of Motion Picture Arts with a minor in Legal Studies at Capilano University. Marina has produced five short films that can be found in film festivals locally and internationally along with a feature film that can be found on the streaming platform, Tubi. She’s been honored with numerous awards not limited to the DGC Crawford Hawkins Memorial Award for Motion Picture Arts and the National SunLife Live Bright Scholarship. Marina has previously volunteered with the Crazy8’s Film Festival and Vancouver International Women in Film Festival and currently serves on the Capilano University Board of Governors.



Shimon Machida is a director and editor based in Vancouver, BC. He specializes in creating captivating branded content and worked with a variety of clients across the globe. In Canada, his quirky-comedy ads have collectively accumulated over 40 million online views. While he is known for extensively planning every shot, Shimon is always most excited about collaborating with other artists. During the day, he continues to juggle commercial and narrative projects, while at night, he composes music for short films.



Gavin Cameron is a graduating fourth-year student in the Motion Picture Arts program at Capilano University where he focused on writing, directing, and post-production sound. Outside of school Gavin works as a manager/projectionist at the Rio Theatre. His grad film, A Feast At The Palace, is a 2D stop motion animation project that took most of his time and sanity. After graduation he hopes to begin a career as an independent filmmaker.

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