Please welcome the members of the 2023 jury

suzie boavida

Suzie is Co-Founder of Magic Dust Visual Effects. Prior to Magic Dust, Suzie was Business Development Director for the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development team at Warner Bros.

amanda ray, mcsfo

Amanda Ray

Amanda is the organiser of the Atlanta Sci-fi Film Festival and Founder/ CEO of its parent company, MCSFO (the Multicultural Sci-fi Organization).


Ben was previously at Andy Serkis’ The Imaginarium Studios, where his credits include Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Citizen. He joined Epic Games in 2017 to focus on the use of Unreal Engine in the world of media and entertainment.


Celia is a film programmer for many international film festivals including IMAGINE, MOTELX and SYDNEY UNDERGROUND, FANTASIA, COURTS MAIS TRASH, OFFSCREEN and more.

Patricia Hetherington

Patricia has produced over 30 films and runs Action On The Side, a short film development project that make at least 4 films a year. She is also a BAFTA Albert producer.

Chee Keong Cheung

Chee is an award-winning writer, director and producer. He heads Distribution at Sovereign Film and is CEO of Action Xtreme, the first major action studio in the UK


MarBelle is the founder of independent film curation and interview platform Directors, the independent film curation and interview platform formed in 2006