The 2017 BFF Judges
Burien-centric Film Contest
Paul Eenhoorn has credits on international releases such as Land Ho!, This Is Martin Bonner, Rogue Saints, Max Rules, and Zoo. This Is Martin Bonner, won the Audience Award in the NEXT section at Sundance in 2013. Before moving to the US, Paul trained in his home town of Perth, Western Australia, at the Mt Lawley Academy of Performing Arts, in courses for professional actors under Aarne Neeme.
Amy Lillard is the Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, and has been with the program since it launched in 2007. Under her leadership, WF has helped over 90 film projects complete principal photography, which have brought an estimated 242 Million dollars to the statewide economy. Lillard started her career as an independent film publicist designing the release campaigns for groundbreaking films such at The Blair Witch Project, American Psycho and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.
Andrea Snyder was hired as the City of Burien’s Economic Development Manager in April 2017 to direct the city’s business attraction and retention efforts and other programs such as the Burien Film Office. Before joining Burien, she worked for the City of Issaquah where Snyder led the city’s tourism and downtown vitalization efforts by coordinating city arts, culture, and business organizations. Snyder has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a BA in Pre-Law from the University of Wisconsin. She also served for two years in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa.
Student Film Contest
Stefanie Malone is the Executive Director of NFFTY, overseeing artistic and operational functions of this organization and its flagship program, the NFFTY film festival. Under her leadership, NFFTY has twice been named “One of the 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee” by MovieMaker Magazine and stands at one of the top rated festivals on FilmFreeway. Prior to NFFTY, Stefanie had a successful history with PBS. She spent over a decade at KCTS (PBS – Seattle), serving as an Executive Producer and the Director of Engagement & Education.
David S. Hogan is an actor and producer known for Z Nation (2014), The Device (2014), and Grimm (2011). He was raised in Seattle, Washington by James and Susan Hogan. After graduating from Seattle University, he hit the boards, working often with Seattle Shakespeare Company, where he played roles like Puck, Caliban, Antony, and King Henry. He is a three time winner of the Seattle Times Footlight Award for Stellar Acting. He also plays an important role in the Seattle independent film scene, where he teaches acting for the camera and promotes the northwest film and television industry.
Open Film Contest
Angela DiMarco is an actress and producer known for Switchmas (2012), Together Forever (2014), Brides To Be (2015) and Paralytic (2016). Born and raised in Seattle, Washington. Angela was cast in her first feature film, Waiting for the Light (starring Shirley MacLaine) when she was 10 years old. In 2012 she started Mighty Tripod Productions with her husband, David S. Hogan. They produce original work, coach actors and have created an artistic platform in the NW. Angela continues to be a working and teaching artist on both stage and screen. Angela is also a consecutive three-time Gregory Award Nominee.
Dan Schwert has worked in the film industry for over 15 years. He served as Membership Coordinator for IFP/Seattle and Seattle liaison for the Film Independent Spirit Awards. Schwert produced two award-winning films, Wounded Heart: Pine Ridge and the Sioux featuring Russell Means and WA Sen. Jim McDermott and Willatuk: The Legend of Seattle’s Sea Serpent, narrated by Graham Greene. Schwert assisted Director Michael King on When War Comes Home, and is currently in post-production on his feature length documentary Victims of Fun.
International Film Crawl Curators
T.s. Flock is a writer and artist based in Seattle. He is a visual arts critic for Seattle Weekly and the co-founder of Vanguard Seattle, where he is the lead arts and culture critic. Flock also writes for diverse arts publications and academic journals. He holds degrees in English Composition, German Language and Biology.