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Slamdance 2023 Programmers

By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers. Nowhere is our guiding principle more evident than in programming at Slamdance. Each year, we invite the newest class of Slamdance alumni to join us in the effort to discover and support the most exciting new voices in filmmaking, and to have a hand in shaping the future of film.

As Slamdance programmers, we’re all filmmakers and we’re all volunteers. Almost all of us have screened films at Slamdance. Every film submitted is watched in its entirety by at least two different programmers and there are over 200 programmers watching submissions from wherever in the world we are. Every programmer has an equal voice in the debate whether it’s their first or 25th year programming at Slamdance. After every film is watched and scored at least twice, our programming teams meet in person and spend a few weekends in late October and November re-watching, debating, and duking it out until our Festival Lineup finally emerges from the rubble of our battles.

Here are the programmers who made Slamdance 2023 possible.

Spotlight Features

Peter Baxter
Paul Rachman

Narrative Features

Maha Al-Saati
Michael Bartolomeo
Harry Cherniak
Sarah Diamond
Natacha Feola-Quintanilla
Camille Hollet
Peter Kimball
Skinner Myers*
Natalie Neal
Will Riley
Liam Riley
Paul Sbrizzi
Zach Sherman
Noel Taylor
Mila Zuo*

Documentary Features

Jonathan Berman
Brian Bolster*
Fabian Euresti
Summre Garber*
Sasha Levinson
Jason Polevoi
Patrick Sheehan
Debra Sugarman

Breakouts

Craig Parish*
Chris Parizo
Paul Rachman
Todd Remis
Kyra Rogers*
Ben Umstead
Matthew Wade

Narrative Shorts

Shane Aquino*
Via Bia*
Brogan Luke Bouwhuis
Mario Gajo
Theo Georgescu
Robert Kleinschmidt
Meryem Lahlou
Patrick Murray
Shaun Parker
Brian Ratigan*
Ben Roberds
Andrew Stone
Ema Solarova
F. Anthony Shepard
Catriona Rubenis Stevens

Animation Shorts

Andi Benge
Gustavo Benjumea
Zhuoyun Chen
Sarah Diamond
Cecilia Fletcher*
Erinn Hagerty*
Jonni Phillips
Paul Sbrizzi
F. Anthony Shepherd
Anna Siri
Anais Voirol

Experimental Shorts

Seunghyon Bang
Chris Bishop
Yun Zhuoyun Chen
Trevon Coleman
Lori Felker*
Cherlyn Hsing-Hsin Liu*
Chris Peters
Davy Walker*
Jordan Wong

Documentary Shorts

Brad Abrahams
Erin Babbin*
Mario Gajo
Trevon Jakkar
Karol Lindholm
Azadeh Navai
Alisa Yang*

Episodes

Summer Chastant*
Scout Durwood*
Ember Knight
Craig Parish
Kyra Rogers
Andrew Stone

Unstoppable

Asha Chai-Chang*
Alessandra Lichtenfeld
Beth Prouty*
Cory Reeder
Juliet Romeo*
Alaa Zabara

DIG: Digital, Interactive, Gaming

Francesca Albrezzi
Joe Cox*
Dekker Dreyer

Additional Slamdance 2023 Programmers

Abed Abest
Laila Al-Saati
Harshal Alurkar
Stegan Avalos
Daniel Barosa
Peter Baxter
Nadia Bedj
Michael Bigges
Annika Birgil
Nick Blake
Amanda Bonaiuto
Marcin Borchardt
Alex Broadwell
Andrew Brown
William Brown
Cory Byers
Jenna Carabello
Jordan Carlman
Paolo Chianta
Robbie Chihwen Lo
Tiffany Conklin
James Cox
Sanjit Das
Stephen DeBro
Jeff Dickamore
Zach Dorn
Carolyn Duncan
Bryce Fishman
Molly Grandour
Deondray Gossfiel
Steven Gray
Jacob Gregor
Rendah Haj
Patrick Hamm
Tamar Hantske
Daniel Harris
Phoebe Hart
Stacie Hawkins
Suki Hawley
Laura Herman
Spencer Holden
James Hollenbaugh
Shiyu Hu
Sarah Hudson
Kiwana Johnston
Eva Juniel
Emma Leck
Tera Lecuona
Christina Leonardi
Regan Linton
Tyler Macri
Xia Magnus
Josh Mandel
Stacey Marbrey
Carlotta Martínez-Pereda
Maxwell McCabe-Lokos
Michael McDonald
Taylor Miller
Daniel Miller
Maeve Miller
Aimee Morgan
Lars Mulle
Michaele Müller
Cameron Nelson
Alex Nevill
Claes Nordwall
Nosayaba Okungbowa
Tyler Parkford
Dylan Pasture
Erin Persley
Melissa Pinkner
Shyamala Reddy
Nikiea Redmond
Moe Reed
Steph Reuler
Grace Rex
Pardeep Sahota
Francesca Scalisi
Rose Schimm
Ashley Seering
Susan Sfarra
Carol Ann Short
Lily Siegel
Anna Siri
Colby Smith
Matthew Keene Smith
Tomaz Stankiewicz
Sofia Stephens
Zuki Tobgye
Desireia Valteau
Heqiuzi Wang
Angela Washko
Ronnie Williams
Lori Wilson
Doug Wirth
Randy Yang
Lily Yasuda
Joshua Yates
Brian Yulo Ng
Aziz Zoromba

Slamdance Miami Programmers

Dorian Munroe
Edith Bejerano
Eddy Moon
Ernie Quiroz
Igor Shteyrenberg
Katja Esson
Michelle McKoy
Peter Baxter
Prashant Thacker
Ron Baez*
Taylor Miller

Supporting Programmers

JD Friexas
Joanne Butcher
John Ainslie
Kevin Contento
Sasha Gransjean

* denotes programming team captain