Final Jurors 2020

KC FIlmFest International 

Raphael Sbarge

Director-producer-actor

Raphael Sbarge has been a working actor for more than five decades. Growing up in New York City’s lower East Side, he began working at age 4 on Sesame Street. He has appeared in dozens of movies, including Risky Business, My Science Project, Independence Day, Pearl Harbor and Vision Quest.

Juli Jackson

FILMMAKER-MEDIA ARTIST-EDUCATOR

Juli Jackson is a filmmaker, media artist, and educator focused on creating narratives that integrate live-action, animation, and new technology to push boundaries of cinematic storytelling. Her live-action/animated feature film 45RPM won over 10 awards and screened nationally and internationally. 

Karen David

Actress-SONGWRITER-SINGER

Karen David is a multi-hyphenate talent – actress and singer/songwriter – who has found equal diversity in her film, television, stage, and recording career. Born in Shillong, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas; raised in Toronto; and the daughter of a half-Chinese, half-Khasi mother and an Indian father, David discovered her love of performing at a young age. 

Skizz Cyzyk

Director-artist

Skizz Cyzyk has been a fixture on the film festival circuit since the mid-90s, having held positions at Slamdance (lead projectionist/advisory board, since 1997), MicroCineFest (founder/festival director for 10 years), Maryland Film Festival (Programming Manager for 9 years), Atlanta Film Festival (Technical Supervisor/projectionist for 9 years), and serving on juries and advisory boards at several other festivals.