Rivers Edge Film Festival
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Festival Jury Panel
Andy Brodie is a born-and-raised Iowan now living in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-founder and program director of FilmScene, a 501c3 nonprofit film arts organization and cinema located in downtown Iowa City, and is also co-founder of the Des Moines Film Society. He studied journalism at Iowa State University and worked full-time as a newspaper reporter and copy editor for several years before returning to school to study cinema and English at the University of Iowa. In 2005, he was a selected participant for the Student Symposium at the Telluride Film Festival; he has returned to work on staff annually for the Colorado festival every year since and considers Telluride to be "Cinephile Heaven on Earth." Brodie has also made several short films, including End of the Sawdust Trail, an award-winning (Best in Show, Des Moines Arts Festival) black and white silent shot on Super 8 that played at festivals across the U.S. and abroad after premiering at the Sarasota Film Festival. The arts, baseball, and motorcycles--these are a few of his favorite things.
Anna Kipervaser is a Ukrainian-born multimedia artist. Her work spans multiple disciplines including experimental and documentary moving image works in both 16mm film and HD video. Anna is also painter, printmaker, curator of exhibitions and programmer of screenings showcasing the works of contemporary international artists. Her moving image work has screened at Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Crossroads Film Festival at the San Francisco Cinematheque, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film and Video Festival, Indie Grits Film Festival, Montreal Underground Film Festival, Haverhill Experimental Film Festival, Spectacle Theatre, Muestra Internacional Documental de Bogota, and Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano in Havana, Cuba. She holds a BFA in Painting from the Art Academy of Cincinnati, Class 2003, a Graduate Certificate in Middle East Studies, and, an MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University, Class 2015.
Todd Tue is a director, producer and editor of documentaries, music videos, and shorts. Tue operates out of Chicago, collaborating on award-winning and festival recognized films such as Charlie Louvin: Still Rattlin’ the Devil’s Cage and Seven Signs: Music, Myth & The American South. He has directed and produced several documentary shorts, including the Vimeo Staff Pick From Grass to Cheese, and book trailers for authors such as Greil Marcus and Sarah Vowell. When not gazing lovingly at his daughters, Tue can be found drinking coffee and getting excited about things.