Nicole Guillemet

Guillemet has worked in key positions in the film industry for twenty-five years. For over fifteen years she served as Vice President of the Sundance Institute and Co-Director of the Sundance Film Festival. At the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, she launched the Documentary Film Program and its ” House of Docs” to provide support to documentary filmmakers. She also initiated the Gen-Y Studio, a program designed to nurture student filmmakers. In 2002, she founded the Utah Film Center bringing the world of film to local audience, emphasizing social content and artistic excellence.

Ed Lachman

Edward Lachman, ASC is a revered and award-winning cinematographer whose photographed over 100 titles in the United States and Internationally in narrative, experimental and documentary forms.

Lachman has collaborated with varied Hollywood, Independent and European Directors, Todd Haynes, Steven Soderbergh, Robert Altman, Paul Schrader, Todd Solondz, Sofia Coppola, Werner Herzog, Wim

Wenders, Volker Schlondorff, Ulrich Seidl, Jean Luc-Godard, among others.

Carlos A. Gutiérrez

Carlos A. Gutiérrez is a film/video programmer, cultural promoter and arts consultant based in New York City. As a guest curator, he has presented several film/video series at different cultural institutions, including The Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Film Society of Lincoln Center, and BAMcinématek. Along with Mahen Bonetti, he curated the 53rd edition of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar. He is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine and has served as a member of the jury and the selection committees for various film festivals including the Morelia Film Festival, Margaret Mead Film Festival, SANFIC – Santiago Film Festival, and DocsDF, among others. He has served as both expert nominator and panelist for the Rockefeller Fellowship Program for Mexican Film & Media Arts and for The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative, as well as a screening panelist for the Oscars’ Academy Awards for film students. He holds MA in Cinema Studies from New York University and a BA in Communications from Universidad Iberoamericana (Mexico City).

Bryce Norbitz

Bryce is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Theatre and Film programs. In addition to producing and writing a number of independent theater productions (including Off-Broadway’s “Triassic Parq”), she also co-founded the Brooklyn-based arts company UglyRhino. She has worked administratively at Chicago Shakespeare, The Second City, The Public Theater and Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, as well as on a seriesof Off-Broadway productions.

José Rodriguez

José is the Director of Documentary Programs at TFI where he oversees the growth and funding for all of the documentary funds, and has led the TFI Latin America Fund’s Filmmaker Workshop series. A native of Puerto Rico, he grew up with a passion for movies that led him to Syracuse University, where he wrote a feature script and directed two shorts. After interning as an assistant to producer Amy Hobby, he settled in New York City and became a script/book reader for Overture Films while also working on commercials, short films and features (including Tze Chun’s Children of Invention and the documentary Poor Consuelo Conquers the World).

Caryn Coleman

Caryn is a film programmer and writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Director of Programming/Special Projects at Nitehawk Cinema where she programs the annual Nitehawk Shorts Festival, new releases of independent films focusing on horror and women directors, and special repertory screenings. Coleman also heads up the new female funding initiative, The Future of Film is Female, and co-edits The XX Newsletter. Originally from Florida, she received her MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College in London. She has an undying passion for horror films and is proud that her son’s first film obsession is with Godzilla.