Judges

Ingrid Price

Ingrid Price wanted to be an anthropologist, but accidentally earned a BFA in theatre instead. She worked in the entertainment industry primarily as a costume designer for film and television. (Law & Order CI, plus scores of other series, films, TV movies, music videos, and plays). She’s a New York Women in Film and Television honoree for her work as part of the Nurse Jackie design team and is a member of United Scenic Artists local 829.

Recently, she’s expanded her skill set to include producing multiple award-winning independent narrative and documentary short films, mentoring aspiring designers at the Fashion Institute of Technology, and making art in the ephemeral medium of paper.

Fanny Texier

Fanny Texier is an award-winning documentary filmmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. She is known best for her short documentary series about monochromatic women who live their lives wearing a single color. As a director, Fanny maintains a commitment to telling empowering stories that uplift the spirit. She looks to give voice to untold stories from women, and those underrepresented in traditional media. Through cinematic camerawork and intimate interviews, Fanny brings a well of curiosity and an eye for the unusual to her documentary storytelling. Her work is visually captivating, plunges deep into the human psyche, and portrays compelling stories of eccentric characters. As a freelance video journalist, Fanny has directed, filmed and edited stories for the New Yorker, Vice, the New York Post, BBC and AJ+.

Francis Luta

Francis Luta is a Filipino-Canadian artist and filmmaker behind the award winning adventure feature documentary ‘Alone Across the Arctic’, Produced the short ‘Seeing’ for Oscar winning lens maker Cooke Optics, Canon Canada produced short thriller ‘Vivid’, social commentary documentary ‘Project Yellow’ and the award-winning short documentary ‘The Hammer Band: Music Child’.

Isabel De Obaldía

Isabel De Obaldía was born in 1957 of French and Panamanian parents. She studied architecture at the University of Panama and drawing at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris before receiving a BFA in Graphic Design and Cinematography from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1979.

De Obaldía has been selected on several occasions to participate as a guest artist in international painting, sculpture and glass symposia as well as survey shows of contemporary art. She has exhibited at Mary-Anne Martin/Fine Art since 1997. From 2011-2012, De Obaldía had a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale titled Primordial: Paintings and Sculpture by Isabel De Obaldia. De Obaldia has established an international reputation as a glass sculptor and painter.