All films are pre-screened by a community jury who follow strict guidelines and only advance films that meet Superfest’s standards of artistry, portrayal of disability, and ingenuity.
Superfest’s final-tier jury is made up of a diverse group of filmographers, disability rights advocates, scholars, community organizers, and award-winning creatives. In the spirit of “nothing about us without us,” Superfest jurors all identify as people with disabilities.
The members of our jury watch the submissions and collaborate to choose Superfest’s diverse lineup and awards.
If you are interested in being a juror for Superfest 2020, please fill out the contact form and let us know.
SUPERFEST 2019 JURY
Superfest Jury 2019 group photo
SARA ACEVEDO, Professor of Disability Studies, Miami University
MATTHEW ALANIZ, Award-winning Screenwriter
REGAN BRASHEAR, Director and Producer of Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
CHRISTINA DANIELS, Social Media Specialist at the LightHouse for the Blind
REID DAVENPORT, Documentary filmmaker, host of podcast Basic Able
CATHERINE KUDLICK, Director, Longmore Institute on Disability
ALEX LOCUST, Disability Trainer and Glamputee
CATHERINE MURPHY, Audio Describer, and pop culture blogger
KAREN NAKAMURA, Professor of Anthropology and Ethnographic Filmmaker, UCB
LILIANA PALACIOS, Disability & Deaf Services Survivor Advocate at Women Against Rape
Superfest is made possible through the efforts of The Longmore Institute on Disability. A dedicated team of organizers works year-round to run the festival.