Visiting Artists & Judges

KC FIlmFest International 

Collin Schiffli


Collin’s feature directorial debut, ANIMALS, won a special grand jury award at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and was distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories and Showtime in 2015.

Donna Kozloskie

Director of Programming - Citizen Jane Film Festival

Donna Kozloskie is currently based in Columbia, MO where she most recently acted as the Director of Programming for Citizen Jane Film Festival, an annual event featuring independent films directed by female identifying filmmakers.

Anthony Faure


Since 2010, Anthony has written, directed and produced six award-winning short films and a feature film, “Kids with Guns”, now showing at film festivals.

Nicole Esquibel


Nicole Esquibel is an award-winning video and filmmaker, writer, and poet.  She is a graduate of the esteemed University of Iowa’s MFA-Film and Video Production program.

Garret Price

Editor - Director

Garret’s eature editing credits include both critically acclaimed documentary and narrative films such as Lucasfilm’s “THE DIRECTOR AND THE JEDI”, Amy Berg’s “JANIS: LITTLE GIRL BLUE” and Jesse Zwick’s “ABOUT ALEX.”

Jason Wiles


Jason was the lead role in the Emmy-winning Schoolbreak special, Big Boys Don’t Cry. Many feel that his big break was a couple of years later when he took the role of Colin Robbins on Beverly Hills, 90210, though others are more aware of his talent from his acclaimed role as Bosco on NBC’s Third Watch.

Jordan Krause


Jordan Krause is a Kansas native and a KU graduate who now resides in Los Angeles. He is currently developing new projects, as well as producing a feature documentary about Grammy-nominated musician Peter Case.

Laron M. Chapman


Laron’s work is spans from reality TV features on the Food Network, FOX, and Discovery Channel, to the Oklahoma-filmed, Academy Award nominated film August: Osage County starring Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, and other stars in the Hollywood film scene.

Mike White


Mike White began publishing the film fanzine Cashiers du Cinemart in 1994 and has been a contributor to publications such as CinemaScope, Paracinema, Detroit’s Metro Times, and He’s served on juries at the Slamdance, Cinekink, MicroCineFest, Blue Water, and Kansas City film festivals.

Raphael Sbarge


Raphael 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.

Robert Jury


Robert Jury has written feature film screenplays for Fox 2000 Pictures, Twentieth Century Fox, and HBO Films. He was awarded an ABC/Disney Studios Writers Fellowship and was also selected for the Film Independent (FIND) Feature Screenwriters Lab as well as the FIND Feature Directors Lab in Los Angeles.

Tara Johnson-Medinger


Tara Johnson-Medinger is a Director/Producer living in Portland, Oregon and recently completed her feature directorial debut, MY SUMMER AS A GOTH. Her producing credits include: CITY BABY, ROCK N ROLL MAMAS, THE WINDING STREAM, WORKING LUNCH & THE MUSICIANER.

Stephen R. Campanella


Stephen R. Campanella is a dynamic award-winning producer whose vision, perseverance, and integrity have made him sought-after by television and film productions alike. He has brought his unique leadership to hundreds of episodes of nationally televised programs, network specials, feature films, and commercials.

Joyce Fitzpatrick


Joyce Marie Fitzpatrick is an award-winning writer/producer and director who has enjoyed a career in film, television and promotion.