Emmy Winners, ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers,’ ‘Hell’s Kitchen,’ ‘Chicago Fire’ Producers Lead Key West Film Festival Shorts Jury

The Key West Film Festival has assembled a revered group of industry leaders and artists to judge the 11th edition of the festival. The collective includes Hell’s Kitchen Producer Eric Rudnick, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit actor Mouzam Makkar, Chicago Fire Co-Producer Daniele Bernstein, Emmy Winning documentary producer Matthew Mills, and Late Night with Seth Meyers Associate Producer Amanda Cowper. The jury will also be led by Florida industry leaders and award-winning filmmakers from across the country.

Awards include Best Live Action Short Film, Best Documentary Short Film, and Best Florida Short Film. Two student filmmakers will receive the Kimberly Peirce Student Filmmaker Scholarship presented by the Diana King Foundation. Winners will be announced during the Key West Film Festival Awards Ceremony on Saturday, November 19th.

Florida industry leaders on the jury include Film Commissioner for St. Petersburg Clearwater, Tony Armer, University of Miami’s Margaret Cardillo, University of South Florida’s Mark Schimmel, and Key West Filmmaker John Cunningham.

Rounding out the jury are award-winning director and former Sundance Film Festival Programming Associate April Wright, Omeleto Head of Programming Kat Ascharya, Australian arts advocate Augusta Supple, Second City and AMAW Los Angeles veteran Sommer Austin, Comedian Erick Esteban, and Key West Film Festival alumni filmmakers Rose Schimm and Jared Wright.

Visit https://keywestff.com/ for the full festival lineup.

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