A documentary photograph is not a factual photograph
— Dorothea Lange
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Summre Garber is a producer and programmer of films. Besides producing four short films and directing one about a podcast that helps put people to sleep, Summre was the Director of Operations at Slamdance for four years until 2013 when she became the Co-Captain of the Documentary Programming Committee and has maintained that role ever since. She has also been a Senior Programmer for the Bentonville Film Festival for the last two years, in addition to screening and consulting for a number of other festivals, including AFI and IFFLA. She is happy to let anyone know who asks that in 2017 she watched over 500 film festival submissions. Summre received an MA in Film Theory from San Francisco State University.


Christopher Llewellyn Reed is a film critic, filmmaker, and professor and current Chair of Film & Moving Image at Stevenson University. He is the lead film critic at Hammer to Nail, an online magazine devoted to independent cinema; a film critic at Film Festival Today; the host of Dragon Digital Media’s award-winning Reel Talk; a regular film commentator for The Baltimore Sun’s "Roughly Speaking” podcast with Dan Rodricks; and the author of Film Editing: Theory and Practice. In addition, he writes the occasional piece for BmoreArt and blogs regularly about movies at chrisreedfilm.com. Chris received an MFA in Film from New York University

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Bart Weiss is an award-winning filmmaker, educator and director/founder of the Dallas VideoFest, which produces DocuFest, Alternative Fictions, the Ernie Kovacas award, the 24 hour video race and the North Texas Universities Film Festival. He produces the TV show “Frame of Mind” on KERA TV. He is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he teachers film and video. He was President and Chair of AIVF and was a video columnist for The Dallas Morning News, and United Features Syndicate. He currently writes for Student Filmmaker and TheaterJones.com. Bart received an MFA in Film Directing from Columbia University.


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