Lindsay Pulsipher – actress, True Blood

The RiverRun International Film Festival officially released today the full list of competition jurors for the 13th annual Festival returning to Winston-Salem April 8 -17. These jurors will be responsible for determining the best film in RiverRun’s competitive sections: Narrative Feature, Documentary Feature, Narrative Shorts, Documentary Shorts and Animated Shorts.

A number of jurors will also be presenting works in the non-competitive categories. Filmmaker Ava DuVernay, Narrative Features, will present her film, I Will Follow, as a special screening. All That You Love Will Be Carried Away, by UNC School of the Arts senior and Narrative Features juror Alexander Roth, will be screened with NC Shorts. Some jurors are returning to the festival after competing in previous years. Susan Gluth, winner of the Best Director award in the Documentary Features Competition at RiverRun last year for her film Soap and Water, will serve on the Documentary Shorts Jury.

Listed below are the 2011 RiverRun Jurors.



Ava DuVernay, filmmaker, I Will Follow, This is the Life

Aaron Katz, UNCSA graduate and filmmaker, Cold Weather

David Morgan, Deputy Editor, The Hollywood Reporter

Brit Withey , Artistic Director, Denver Film Society

Alexander M. Roth – student filmmaker UNCSA, All That You Love Will Be Carried Away

Will Jones (alternate) –student filmmaker



Michael Koresky – writer and associate editor, Criterion Collection; co-founding editor, Reverse Shot

Amy Letourneau – Senior Director of Acquisitions, PBS Distribution

Ashley Sabin – filmmaker, Girl Model

Kelly Williams – Film Program Director, Austin Film Festival; filmmaker, Perils in Nude Modeling

Roman Safiullin –filmmaker, The Attic Door, Outside Orlando, A Natural Death

Hillary Pierce (alternate) – student filmmaker, Wake Forest University, The Mantis



Roger Moore – film critic, Orlando Sentinel

Malcolm Pullinger – filmmaker, Winnebago Man, Following Sean, and The Key of G.

Lindsay Pulsipher – actress, True Blood, The Oregonian, The Beast

Fred Espinoza – student filmmaker UNCSA, Allure, Ultra Magnetic Showroom

Edward Varnie – student filmmaker



Susan Gluth – filmmaker, Soap and Water

Matt Brunson – Senior Editor, Creative Loafing

Jeff Reichert – co-founder, Reverse Shot; managing editor, SundanceNOW blog

Meredith Duncan –student filmmaker UNC Greensboro

Synclair Maye-Key – student filmmaker UNC Greensboro



Cheryl Cabrera – animator/professor, University of Central Florida

Troy Cummings – children’s writer/illustrator, The Eensy Weensy Spider Freaks Out! (Big Time!)

Amanda Dague –animator, Rhythm & Hues Studios, Hop, Happy Feet

Antonio de Graffenreaidt – student filmmaker Winston-Salem State University

Leslie Miles (alternate) – student filmmaker Winston-Salem State University

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