Scarborough Film Festival 2015 Jury Committee is put in place to watch selected in-Competition films to Award
Festival Grand Prix – Feature
Outstanding Directorial Achievement – Feature
Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography – Feature
Best Short Film Jury Award – Short
Festival audience Votes for their favourite film! The Awards will be presented for
Audience Choice Award – Feature Film
Audience Choice Award – Short Film
Arshad Khan – Film Producer, Director, Director of Mosaic International South Asian Film Festival.
Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker, film educator, film curator and MISAFF film festival director Arshad Khan explores the often under-represented elements of culture in Canadian and South Asian cinema. His works tackle subjects of migration, terrorism, the marginalization of South Asian and Muslim men and the LGBT community. Since graduating from Concordia University’s Mel Hoppenheim school of cinema with great distinction Khan has helped curate several film festivals around the world. Khan is currently producing his feature documentary ABU examining sexuality and mortality within a familial context. He is also developing his first feature film FARA to be shot in Mississauga, Canada.
Michael Barry – Director, Content Development & Operations, Cineplex Entertainment
Michael Barry is currently Director of Content Operations and Content Development at Cineplex Entertainment. Prior to Cineplex, Michael held content acquisition/licensing roles at Canada’s largest tele-communications companies including Telus Communications, Bell Media and Astral Media. He is also a recent resident of Scarborough.
Sara Saljoughi – Assistant Professor of English and Cinema Studies at UTSC
Sara Saljoughi does research on non-Western and diasporic cinema, film theory, Marxism, and postcolonial studies. Her current book project is on Iranian experimental and art cinema prior to the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Beginning July 2015, she will be Assistant Professor of English and Cinema Studies at the University of Toronto.
Steven Hoffner – Independent Producer, Director.
Hailing from Scarborough, Ontario, Steven Hoffner is an award winning producer and director. Having directed several shorts including the drama “Cliffside” which debuted at the Scarborough Film Festival on opening night in 2014, Steven recently won seven silver awards at the W3 web awards in New York for the documentary series “NHL Life.” Steven is also the former programmer and producer of the U of T Film Festival in Toronto, having prominently featured screenings with Canadian legends David Cronenberg, Atom Egoyan, and Don McKeller. Steven is currently in development to direct and produce a documentary-reality series set in Toronto.