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The USA Film Festival Announces SHORT FILM JURORS for the 50th Annual USA Film Festival 2020 | Peri Gilpin, Diane Baker & Karen Allen to Join In

The USA Film Festival Announces SHORT FILM JURORS for the 50th Annual USA Film Festival 2020 | Peri Gilpin, Diane Baker & Karen Allen to Join In

The USA Film Festival announces JURORS for its annual International Short Film Competition, part of the 50th Annual USA Film Festival program to be presented in 2020.

The USA Film Festival welcomes new and returning Jurors:

Actor, director and teacher Karen Allen
Actor, producer, director and teacher Diane Baker
Actor, playwright, screenwriter, author and film historian Jim Beaver
Cinematographer Bill Butler
Actor Dale Dickey
Visual artist and filmmaker Rosson Crow
Actor Peri Gilpin
Animator and animation supervisor Bill Haller
Motion picture sound mixer, writer and director Ron Judkins
Filmmaker and teacher Sandra Luckow
Actor, producer, writer and director Ralph Macchio
Manager, writer, producer and director Chris Roe
Actor, author and storyteller Stephen Tobolowsky
Actor Brian Van Holt

Chosen from more than 500 international entries, the Jurors will designate awards in the following categories for short film works:

FIRST PLACE / NARRATIVE
FIRST PLACE / ANIMATION
FIRST PLACE / NON-FICTION
FIRST PLACE / EXPERIMENTAL
The STUDENT AWARD
The TEXAS AWARD
In addition, several special JURY AWARDS will also be conferred.

Award-winning films will be announced in late April and screened during the 50th Annual USA Film Festival (to be re-scheduled ASAP in 2020).

Over the past four decades, the USAFF’s long-running program has awarded prizes to dozens of now established filmmakers early in their careers including Mark Osborne (More), Don Hertzfeldt (Lilly and Jim), Chel White (Choreography for Copy Machine), Bill Plympton (Your Face), Michael Almereyda (Another Girl, Another Planet), Jessica Yu (Breathing Lessons: The Life and Work of Mark O’Brien), Wes Anderson (Bottle Rocket), Marlon Riggs (Tongues Untied), Todd Haynes (Superstar), Alexander Payne (The Passion of Martin), George Hickenlooper (Some Folks Call it a Sling Blade), Alan Taylor (That Burning Question) and John Lasseter (Tin Toy).

OFFICIAL SPONSORS
Sponsors of the 50th Annual USA Film Festival include Carol and Alan J. Bernon Family Charitable Foundation, Sidley LLP, Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate, Gaedeke Group, TACA – The Arts Community Alliance, Moody Fund for the Arts, Headington Company, Dallas Tourism Public Improvement District, Mary Fox and Laura Fox, Norma’s Café, SAG-AFTRA, The Downtown Business News, KERA-TV, Alford Media Services and the Angelika Film Center Dallas.

The USA Film Festival is supported, in part, by the City of Dallas Office of Arts & Culture.
The USA Film Festival is supported, in part, by the Texas Commission on the Arts.
The USA Film Festival is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

ABOUT THE USA FILM FESTIVAL
A year-round film festival featuring 50 days of programs
The USA Film Festival is a 50-year-old Dallas-based 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to the recognition and promotion of excellence in the film and video arts. Year-round events include the annual KidFilm® Festival; monthly screenings; special programs and premieres; and the USA Film Festival, held each Spring. Throughout the year, the Festival presents a variety of membership, exhibition, educational, and cultural programs designed to promote equity and equality.



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