Scarborough Film Festival 2014 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 – $1,000 William F. Whites International Inc. Award
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
Feature Film Jury Committee
Justine Whyte – has worked in arts and culture for 25 years helping creatives have their work realized and appreciated by audiences. First managing a Toronto based art gallery she worked with many artists in preparing their work for exhibits, she entered the film industry in 1988, working at Cinephile Ltd, a distribution and world sales company specializing in new talent.
At CFC Features since its inception in 1992, Justine has worked intimately with on the development of 49 scripts, and the production and distribution of 21 features, including RHYMES FOR YOUNG GHOULS. She is responsible for the design and operations of CFC Features and all aspects of each production. Her films have succeeded on critical, cultural and commercial levels and screened at more than 75 prestigious festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, Karlovy Vary, Berlinale and the TIFF. Sales and distribution in territories across the globe have been equally impressive for the 21 titles.
Jason Anderson – writes about film for such publications as The Grid, The Toronto Star, Cinema Scope and Sight & Sound. He’s also the director of programming for the Kingston Canadian Film Festival and teaches a course on film criticism at the University of Toronto.
Lance Samuels – is a seasoned producer of high-end films and television series with international appeal. First entering the Film industry in 1991, he quickly advanced through the ranks to become South Africa’s most experienced and sought after Producer, working on all major productions shot in South Africa. In 2004, Lance founded Out of Africa Entertainment – now responsible for over 80 hours of international television series and South Africa’s highest grossing film of all time, Schuks Shabalala’s Survival. The company has also service produced commercially and creatively successful shows including HBO’s Generation Kill, and Strike Back. In recent years, Lance has produced a number of acclaimed feature films including The Bang Bang Club, Inescapable, and Lucky. Lance now runs Blue Ice Pictures out of the Toronto office as President of the company.
George Tsioutsioulas – as a television host, George Tsioutsioulas has interviewed some of the biggest celebrities in film and music. He has hosted, produced and created shows for networks such as Omni Television, City TV, Global, W Network, Rogers TV, APTN, High Fidelity HDTV, the Biography Channel and CTV. As a producer, a director and a filmmaker, he has created several full-length documentaries that have aired nationally, various entertainment, music and travel shows, PSA’s and commercials, as well as corporate online videos for multi-million dollar companies. Toronto Life called his last documentary The Story of Furious Pete ‘one of the top five films to see at Hot Docs’ in 2010. George is currently diving his time between Engine 8 Media, a Creative Media Marketing Agency while also completing a stand up special and a documentary titled Back to Sparta featuring comedian Angelo Tsarouchas.
Short Film Jury Committee
Magali Simard – is the Manager of Film Programmes working on New Releases, TIFF Cinematheque, Human Rights Watch Film Festival, and ongoing series at TIFF Bell Lightbox. She also sits on the programming teams for the Toronto International Film Festival’s Short Cuts programme. Simard was on the short film juries for the 2012 Festival du Nouveau Cinema, the 2012 Berlinale Teddy Awards, and the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Simard is a regular guest on Radio-Canada’s radio and has hosted screenings and panels for the National Film Board, the National Screen Institute, Ryerson University, and Telefilm Canada.
Louis Calabro – is the Director of Awards and Special Events at the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, as well as Founder and Director of the Prism Prize, a national arts award presented to the best Canadian music video of the year.
In 2005, Calabro co-founded Goin’ Steady Productions, acting as DJ and producer for 200+ events in Toronto and Montréal, including the long-running Goin’ Steady and Chronologic dance parties. Calabro has performed original stage material at such prestigious events as Nuit Blanche and Trampoline Hall and in 2006 began the performance series, The End of the Internet featuring best-selling Canadian poet, Christian Bök and Baltimore absurdist composer Dan Deacon. Calabro’s first text, Stop Here on Red Signal 96 was published by Lyrical Myrical Press in 2005. A graduate of the University of Toronto with a Major in Cinema Studies, Louis lives and works in Toronto.
Brad Horvath – Producer, Sales Executive, and content rights strategist. He has managed international film acquisitions and North American sales for Toronto-based Ouat Media and was the North American Sales and Acquisitions Executive for London-based Cineflix Rights. Recently, he joined the sales team at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation. He has a Bachelor of Science (Psychology) degree from Dalhousie University, with concentrated studies in Film. Follow him on Twitter.
Professor Garry Leonard – has been teaching literature and film at UTSC for 25 years. He was voted UTSC teacher of the year in 2002. He has written several books on James Joyce, as well as articles about film noir, Hitchcock, Kubrick, David Lynch and others. Along with Professor Deirdre Flynn, he is co-author of When Harry Met Godzilla: How Hollywood Genres Hold the Key to Your Personality (and everyone else’s, too!). His 2014 TEDx talk “Reading Poetry in the Age of Anxiety” is available for viewing on YouTube.
The 2014 awards is made of glass and resembles a peak of Scarborough Bluffs. Each Award is hand made and takes about 6 hours to make. When complete, it becomes a one of kind piece.
About the Artist: Allen Glynn works in both glass and photography. He has worked in the glass business for over 35 years and started doing sculpture around 1996. Mostly abstract in nature, they are sometimes described as both ‘beautiful and dangerous’, and I definitely see why.