Jury: International Competition


Adam Khalil is a video artist and filmmaker. His practice includes single-channel video, performance, installation, documentary, video games, and sculpture. His work subverts traditional forms of ethnography through humor, transgression, and innovative documentary practice. Adam has worked in a broad range of media archives ranging from large personal collections of 16mm film to the Smithsonian. Adam is a Gates Millennium Scholar and recently completed a BA at Bard College in the Film and Electronic Arts Department.


Born in York, England in 1984, Lydia Beilby is a moving image artist, curator, and educator. Lydia has held the position of Short Film Programmer for Edinburgh International Film Festival, the world’s longest continuously running Film Festival, since 2010. Lydia is also a founding member of artists’ collective Screen Bandita, whose expanded-cinema work and installations have been commissioned and performed widely at film festivals, galleries, and unusual spaces around the UK and Europe. Further, Lydia teaches courses on analogue and experimental filmmaking practice.


Tara Judah is Cinema Producer at Bristol’s Watershed and has worked on the programming and editorial board for the cinema’s archive and classic and repertory film festival, Cinema Rediscovered, since its inception in 2016. Prior to her post at Watershed, Tara was Co-Director at 20th Century Flicks video shop, programmed films at Cube Microplex in Bristol for Australia’s iconic single-screen repertory theatre, The Astor, and for Melbourne’s annual feminist film event, Girls on Film Festival. She has written for Senses of Cinema, Desist Film, Monocle, and Sight & Sound and has dissected cinema over the airwaves in Britain and Australia for Monocle24, BBC World Service, Triple R, ABC RN, and JOY FM.