2017 OUTshine – Fort Lauderdale Jury Members
Shaleece Haas Filmmaker and Film Instructor at Berkeley Advanced Media Institute and UCLA Extension
Film Programmer and Filmmaker
Film Reviewer and Media Advisor
Film Festival Programmer
Film Festival Programmer, Executive Director FilmNorth
Festivals and Acquisitions at Film Republic, UK
Andres Castillo - Film Festival Programmer
Andres Castillo was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Florida International University. In 2001, he created Tiwintza Media Producciones in Guayaquil to help launch electronic music and mixed visual media in that city. He worked at the Miami International Film Festival from 2007 to 2016 as Filmmaker Liaison, Managing Director and Senior Programmer. His past activities have included consulting for MUVICA, an annual arts, design and music film festival in Guayaquil and Quito, Ecuador. He has also been a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Grant Panelist for Media Arts, and was the Programming Director at Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa. Andres has also collaborated with the Borscht Film Festival in Miami and is the Programming Director at HAYAH Festival de Cortometrajes de Panamá.
Andrew Peterson - Film Festival Programmer, Executive Director FilmNorth
Andrew Peterson is the Director of Programming for the Provincetown Film Festival, a position he's held since 2006. During his tenure he has helped to significantly increase press and industry attendance and solidify Provincetown as a major stop on the U.S. festival circuit. He has served on juries and panels at a variety of film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, Cleveland and Minneapolis-St. Paul; mentored projects at the Canadien Film Centre's Go West Project Lab; taught film production at Macalester and Middlebury Colleges; and regularly consults film festivals and independent film projects. From 2008-2012 he served as Vice President of Production at Werc Werk Works where he co-produced the feature films HOWL (2010 Sundance Opening Night), LIFE DURING WARTIME (2009 Venice, Toronto, New York), THIN ICE (2011 Sundance), and DARLING COMPANION (2012 Santa Barbara). His producing credits also include WORLD AND TIME ENOUGH (Audience Award Winner 1994 Frameline) and OLDER THAN AMERICA (2008 SXSW). He co-wrote the short film This Car Up, which was included in Strand Releasing’s BOY’S LIFE 4: FOUR PLAY (2003). He has also written and directed several short films that have played extensively on the film festival circuit and on US and British television. Since 2012 Andrew has been the Executive Director of FilmNorth (formerly IFP Minnesota). He holds an MFA from New York University Graduate Film School.
Ines Škrbić - Festivals and Acquisitions at Film Republic, UK
Ines Škrbić handles Festivals and Acquisitions for Film Republic, a London-based sales agency representing a slate of art house features and creative documentaries including Pirjo Honkasalo's Concrete Night and Adrián Saba's El Limpiador and El Soñador. Her experience includes heading up the Festival distribution for the sales agency Taskovski Films, where she was responsible for the majority of A-Class festival campaigns including at the Berlinale, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and SXSW. She is currently based in South Florida. Film Republic's latest acquisition is the Best Director winner at KVIFF, The Line by Peter Bebjak.
Shaleece Haas, Filmmaker and Film Instructor at Berkeley Advanced Media Institute and UCLA Extension
Shaleece Haas is a documentary filmmaker based in Los Angeles, CA. She is the director/producer of the documentary Real Boy, which screened at more than 70 festivals in 20 countries, received 20 awards, and was broadcast on PBS’ Independent Lens in June 2017. Shaleece is also the co-producer of the 2013 documentary film, The Genius of Marian, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was broadcast on POV in 2014. Other credits include the short films Old People Driving (Mill Valley Film Festival; 2010), City Fish (2011; Hot Docs, Documentary Channel), and Awardwinninggir (2012; SF DocFest). In addition to her work as a director/producer, Shaleece is an instructor of video storytelling at UCLA Extension and UC Berkeley’s Advanced Media Institute. She is a 2015 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow, a 2012 Working Films (Reel Aging) fellow and a member of the Queer Producer’s Collective. Prior to starting her work in documentary film, Shaleece worked as an editorial photographer and radio producer and was a founding staff member of the national oral history project, Story Corps. She is a graduate of the documentary film program at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Kathleen Mullen: Film Programmer and Filmmaker
Kathleen Mullen has worked at film organizations for over twenty years. Most recently she worked as the Executive Director of DOXA Documentary Film Festival, and was the Festival Program Director of Twist: Seattle Queer Film Festival. For over three years she worked as the Artistic Director at the Planet In Focus Environmental Film Festival and five years as Director of Programming at Inside Out Toronto LGBT Film Festival. She has been a programmer at Hot Docs, Toronto International Film Festival, Provincetown International Film Festival, and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. She acts as a film consultant with her company Letter K Media. Kathleen has a Master of Arts from Carleton University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production from York University.
Kathleen Mullen has written and directed the short films you wash my skin with sunshine, Sleep Lines, and Still Life with Butterfly. Her award-winning mid-length documentary Breathtaking screened internationally.
Alfred Soto – Film Reviewer and Media Advisor
Alfred Soto is a music critic and film reviewer. His work has appeared in The Miami Herald, Rolling Stone, Billboard, Slate, and SPIN, among other publications. He is a student media advisor and instructor of journalism at Florida International University. He lives in Miami.