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Video Contest Jury

Behold the almighty jury of the USF Student Video Contest. If you are an alum and/or professional in the film industry and interested in joining the jury, please let us know at

svcjury-adrienneanderson Adrienne Anderson
Adrienne has served as a curator for a number of Bay Area groups and organizations. In 2002 she founded the International Black Women’s Film Festival and now serves as the the festival’s curator, as it enters its tenth year. 
svcjury-mariebaillargeon Marie Baillargeon
USF graduate in Communications and Media, Marie has gone on to work in the media world. She is now the CCO and Creative Director of Baillargeon Connect, which creates and implements multi-media, communications, and marketing campaigns. 
svcjury-gabrielleifbellman Gabriel Leif Bellman
Graduated from USC’s Cinema School before going to work at MTV in New York. He earned his M.A. from New York University, and J.D. from U.C. Hastings. He has directed several successful documentary films, and is the co-founder of San Francisco’s Frozen Film Festival.
svcjury-davebinegar Dave Binegar
Class of ’08, Dave Binegar studied media studies, film, and graphic design while at USF, and co-founded USF’s student-run television station, USFtv.  He spent 5 years working in Animation & VFX Production Management for several Disney feature films, including "Disney's A Christmas Carol" and Henry Selick's unreleased stop motion feature "The Shadow King". Dave is also the Co-Creator/Producer of "Cost of Living," a comedic webseries about the transformation of (recently) gentrified San Francisco from the perspective of best friends who are struggling to afford a city that no one can afford. He is at the Peter Stark Producing Program at USC's School of Cinematic Arts.
svcjury-alexcrook Alexander Crook
Alexander Crook graduated from the College of Arts and Sciences in May 2012 with a degree in Environmental Science and a minor in Chemistry. Upon graduating, Alex traveled to Cambodia to pursue a career in photography. He is currently working as a photographer for The Phnom Penh Post. 
svcjury-johndilley John Dilley
John Dilley is a director and writer based in San Francisco, CA. His first short film, Little Failures, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. John’s second film, How To Be Popular, premiered on PBS and has gone on to screen at festivals around the country. John was born and raised in Oakland, California, and is a graduate of San Francisco State University.
svcjury-natalieeakin-150x150 Natalie Eakin
Natalie Eakin is a 2012 Media Studies graduate of USF. Since graduating she has been working in various film festivals around the country including the San Francisco International Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival. She has also gotten involved with a variety of film projects since - music videos, documentaries, micro cinema screenings, and experimental film workshops for teens.
svcjury-kateelston Kate Elston
Kate Elston is a graduate of the class of 2009 and former news producer for USFtv. She received her Master's in Journalism from UC Berkeley in 2013, and her thesis film from that program has screened at SF Indie Fest, Human Rights Film Festival, and SF Women's International Film Festival. She's currently a producer and editor for a documentary series on MSNBC.
svcjury-teriheyman Teri Heyman
Executive Producer at Kontent Films, Teri Heyman has worked with director Mark Decena for over 10 years and produces all jobs coming through Kontent Films. She is currently in production on a 4 part documentary series “Stand Up Planet” for KCET/LinkTV funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 
karimiliya-svcjury-150x150 Karim Iliya
After graduating in 2012, Karim Iliya has been traveling around the world working as a professional freelance photographer and filmmaker. Currently based in Maui, Hawaii, Karim does underwater photography and works with Pacific Whale Foundation in an effort to create an awareness for the need to protect endangered marine wildlife and delicate ecosystems.
svcjury-susanakaiser Susana Kaiser
Associate Professor of Media Studies and Chair of Latin American Studies. Her research focuses on communication, cultural/political/ historical memory, and human rights. In 2003, she co-founded USF’s Human Rights Film Festival and has been its co-organizer ever since. 
svcjury-jameskilton James Kilton
Co-founder of USFtv, former USF student body president, and ’08 USF graduate James Kilton has since worked as an editor on a variety of television shows, such as Burn Notice,Wipeout, and Necessary Roughness. He is currently on an around the world trip. 
svcjury-jagermcconnell Jager McConnell
Founder of Scary Cow Productions, the Bay Area’s largest film co-op. Scary Cow has made over 200 films, held 17 film festivals, provided over $170,000 for budgets, and has helped over 750 new filmmakers in the Bay Area get their start.
svcjury-paulmorrill Paul Morrill
Paul produces a variety of videos for the university as a whole, as well as for its individual schools/colleges and offices, that support USF’s brand and visual identity. Projects range from news makers on campus, faculty biographies, promotional videos and coverage of events both on and off campus.
svcjury-erikamyszinski Erika Myszynski
USF Alum of class ’11, reporter and filmmaker Erika Myszynski has worked on various medical and environmental video projects with Solar Eye Communications as well as produced topical documentary shorts that call for action. She is constantly working to visually expose local and global social dangers that tie together. 
svcjury-joanneparsont Joanne Parsont
Joanne Parsont is the Director of Education for the San
Francisco Film Society and has worked for more than 15 years as a film programmer, writer, editor, consultant, and media educator. 
svcjury-alexplatt Alexandra Platt
Class of '10 Media Studies major Alexandra Platt was involved in several organizations while at USF, including USFtv, ASUSF Senate, and the Campus Activities Board. After graduating she made the move down to Los Angeles, where she currently works as a television Editor.
svcjury-meghanraab Meghan Raab
Meghan graduated from University of San Francisco (and USFtv) in 2010 and works in advertising at Hub Strategy. She is the Account Manager of the university’s Higher Standards campaign and partly to be held responsible for the inspiration of this year’s video contest; the headline “University of the Best City Ever.” 
svcjury-danielariccitam-150x150 Daniela Ricci-Tam
Daniela graduated from USF's Media Studies Department with a minor in Film Studies. Currently a project coordinator at Colliers International Real Estate, she continues to produce freelance video, audio and photography in her spare time, and was most recently involved in the second annual Food and Farm Film Festival at the Roxie Theatre.
svcjury-bharatsharma Bharat Sharma
Graduate of the class of ’10 and former Interactive Content Coordinator at USFtv, Sharma was a Media Studies student at USF. After a stint in the Agent Trainee program at United Talent Agency, he has recently found a home in the Interactive Division at Paramount Pictures. 
svcjury-davidsilver David Silver
David Silver is an associate professor of media studies and environmental studies and the coordinator of the urban agriculture minor at the University of San Francisco.