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The Judges

Check out the diverse group of individuals watching your film!

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Kristin Tieche


Kristin Tieche is an award-winning filmmaker. Her work has aired on National Geographic, CBC, Smithsonian Channel, Science Channel, Al Jazeera America, PBS, and many more. Kristin makes films about wildlife, sustainability and climate change, which inspire action and transform minds. She is known for her award-winning films, including "Forms of Identification” (2011), "The Spinster" (2013) and "Velo Visionaries" (2015-2017). She is currently producing the feature documentary, "The Invisible Mammal,” about the environmental issues facing bats in North America. In addition, Kristin is an adjunct professor at Diablo Valley College teaching beginning and intermediate digital video editing.  Kristin holds a Master of Arts in Television, Radio and Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University and a certificate in Sustainability from City College of San Francisco. 

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