Living Skies Student Film Festival is proud and excited to have a jury made up of 3 dynamic and experienced film professionals for its 2019 edition. We are honoured to be working with each one of them as they utilize their knowledge, skills and unique outlooks to make this year’s official selections.
Eric Hill is always working on a creative project. These can take on many forms but often they are in the form of film and video. Whether it’s creating his own work or making promotional videos for Malty National Brewing Co, Eric approaches creating work with a visual wit and clever editing.
Eric is also the co-creator of the annual experimental fireplace video known as Shit Fireplace which grows its fan base every holiday season and has become a viewing tradition in many households.
This will be his third year creating promotional material for the annual “conceptual” Regina music festival known as Swamp Fest. Eric is one of the festival’s co-directors and creates various content around the mythical music festival and its swamp creature mascot. When not creating this kind of video work, he can be found supporting bands around the city with projected visuals.
Janine Windolph has her Master of Fine Arts Interdisciplinary with a focus on Media Production and Indigenous Fine Arts. She is the Curator of Public Programs at the MacKenzie Art Gallery. She is an interdisciplinary artist working as an educator, filmmaker and storyteller. She works mainly in documentary but has worked in experimental, community and narrative films.
Previous works are Lifegivers: Honoring Our Elders and Children, Diom, Braided Histories, The Land of Rock and Gold and From Up North (producer). She is in post-production with After the Thaw, a short documentary produced by the National Film Board.
Janine co-directed and co-produced RIIS from Amnesia: Recovering the Lost Legacies, a long form documentary that explores the legacy of the Regina Indian Industrial School and its cemetery. She co-produced About a Boy, I Remember (the music video) and Dancing the Space Inbetween. This project was the roots of a movement that led to the municipal and provincial designation of the cemetery wherein Janine is the former President of the RIIS Commemorative Association.
Alex Rogalski has been a professional film programmer for more than a decade focusing on documentary and Canadian cinema for festivals across the country including TIFF, Hot Docs, Calgary International Film Festival, Victoria Film Festival, Gimme Some Truth and others. He is the founder of the One Take Super 8 Event. This event started in Regina in 2000 and has spread across North America, helping to create more than 1000 independent films.
In addition to his film curation, Alex is currently a program consultant with the Saskatchewan Arts Board and was previously the Executive Director of PAVED Arts in Saskatoon. He holds a Masters in Communication and Culture from York and Ryerson Universities and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film from the University of Regina and has written for publications including POV magazine.
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