Meet the Jury for the Comedy Shorts Film Festival!

 In Jury

Audience Awards is incredibly excited to announce that we’ve selected our jury for the Comedy Shorts Film Festival – our panel includes some of the best minds in film and entertainment.

Todd Gilchrist

Todd Gilchrist

Todd Gilchrist is a film critic and entertainment journalist with almost 20 years’ experience. His work has been seen in The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, IGN, Indiewire, Rolling Stone, Forbes, Boxoffice Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal’s Speakeasy among many others. A member of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, Todd currently serves as staff reporter for Mtime.com, China’s largest film and entertainment site.

Jacqueline Carlson

Jacqueline Carlson

Jacqueline Carlson has over 20 years of experience working in the entertainment industry. Currently, she is the Program Manager for Technology and Creative Strategy at 21st Century Fox. Previously Jacqueline was the manager of the Sundance Film Forward Initiative for Sundance Institute. Film Forward is an international touring program designed to enhance greater cultural understanding, collaboration and dialogue. While at Sundance, she oversaw 53 film programs at 27 US locations in 16 countries.

Gail Gendler

Gail Gendler

Gail Gendler is an accomplished television acquisitions executive with 15+ years negotiating rights for brand defining content for companies like AMC Networks International, Sundance Channel LLC, and NBC Olympics. Gail transitioned from an iconic domestic channel to become a core member of the executive team, launching international channels where she supported global expansion from three to more than 100 countries in five years. Gail has vast experience in navigating relationships with studios, mini-majors and independent distributors for Pay TV and On-Demand deals.

Submission for our upcoming Comedy Shorts Film Festival ends on September 11, 2017, at 12:00 pm MDT (America/Denver). Stay up to date on our upcoming festivals and other opportunities on Audience Awards by visiting our contest announcements blog!

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