2011 Film Slam Seminars

Blair Doroshwalther

Has directed two award-winning documentary shorts. Blair’s Production Design reel includes dozens of short films, commercials, PSA’s and music videos airing on HBO, PBS, and LOGO, generating numerous awards. Her recent project, called THE FIRE THIS TIME, is a feature-length documentary in production focusing on four teenage women who went from being victims of a physical assault to being incarcerated as perpetrators.

Ewan Duarte

Ewan Duarte completed his undergraduate education at UC Santa Cruz and studied Film/Digital Media. His film SPIRAL TRANSITION is a compelling, candid, interwoven documentary exploring the filmmaker’s relationship with his mother and how it is changing and evolving as he transitions genders.

Giovanna Chesler

Directed and produced award-winning films that explore gender, sexuality and the body. Her films cross genre to include narrative fiction, comedy, melodrama, documentary, and experimental film.

Jonathan Gann

Founded the DC Film Alliance, a non-profit group supporting Washington, DC’s film and video community, and created the DC Shorts Film Festival; now in its 7th year.

Kelsy Chauvin

Has written several short and long form screenplays and theater sketches. She has produced and directed several short films through her company, Over/Under Productions. Her latest short, REALITY CHECK, takes a satirical view of reality entertainment.

Lauren LoGiudice

Started making films when she was 10. It is her intention to craft truth and laughter through art to inspire and enrich her communities. She produces short films with Over/Under Productions, most recently REALITY CHECK. Her Italian grandmother character, Carmella Ravolli, is now starring in a new web series. Check it out on YouTube.

Pierre Stefanos

Is the writer, director & producer of the 15-minute short film BEDFELLOWS, which has screened at over 90 film festivals on 6 continents and won over 20 audience & jury awards.

Rodney Evans

Created the short drama, BILLY AND AARON, chronicling the experiences of the African-American, gay, jazz composer, Billy Strayhorn (Lush Life, Take the A Train), and the personal and professional consequences of his decision to live as an openly gay man within the homophobic jazz milieu of the 1940s.

Ryan Logan

Created his first film THE SINGLE MOTHER, about a big-hearted transvestite who embarks on a perilous journey to obtain the nuclear family featured in his tattered Home and Garden Magazines.

Sam Berliner

Created his film GENDERBUSTERS, in order to resolve the gender-binary dilemmas of folks all over San Francisco.

Yoruba Richen

Is currently developing THE NEW BLACK, a documentary that examines the complicated, combative, and overlapping histories of the African-American and GLBT civil rights movements.

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