The Ann Arbor Film Festival is proud to announce the three esteemed jurors for the 54th AAFF. Rebecca Baron, Carl Bogner, and Garbiñe Ortega will attend throughout the week viewing more than 120 films in competition and awarding more than $20,000 in cash and in-kind awards. In addition, each juror will present a specially curated program of work during the festival.
Garbiñe Ortega, originally from the Basque Country, Spain, is a film curator based in Mexico City. Her curatorial projects have been programmed internationally at Anthology Film Archives, San Francisco Cinematheque, La Casa Encendida (Madrid) and Pacific Film Archive among others. She has worked at Centro de Cultura Digital and is the former co-director of programming of the Ambulante Documentary Film Festival in Mexico.
For the past 18 years, Carl Bogner has been the Director of the Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival. He is a senior lecturer in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Film Department where he programs film, coordinates a visiting artist series and teaches experimental media and experimental writing/criticism.
Rebecca Baron is a Los Angeles-based media artist. Her work has screened widely at international film festivals, media venues, and museums including documenta 12, Pacific Film Archive, Flaherty Film Seminar, Viennale and the Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others. Baron's films have won many Ann Arbor Film Festival awards over the years, beginning with the 35th AAFF; and most recently at the 53rd AAFF, where she was awarded "Best Experimental Film.”