Jacqueline Lyanga is the Director of AFI FEST, the American Film Institute's annual film festival that showcases the best festival films of the year in the movie capital of the world. A graduate of AFI Conservatory, she has been a guest and moderator of industry panels at the Berlinale, the Cannes Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. Prior to working for AFI FEST, Lyanga worked for a number of other film organizations including the Independent Film & Television Alliance, the Slamdance Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival.
Graduate student Jade Hewitt receives the University of New Orleans Jeri Nims Graduate Thesis Film Production Award, a $10,000 award that she will use to produce her graduate thesis film and enter it into competitions and festivals.
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Kroyer believed that the film succeeded because it “addresses the idea of basic human decency” and that humans have a compulsive need to one-up each other.