2019 Jury Members

Chris Jordan-Bloch is a filmmaker, photographer, and multimedia producer for Earthjustice. He believes in the power of visual storytelling and in the importance of bringing together stories and activism to create meaningful change. Several of his films have been showcased at Wild & Scenic Film Festival in the past.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christi Cooper is an Emmy-award winning cinematographer who uses storytelling to create human connection and impact around the most pressing issues of our time. She left a successful scientific career in Europe to obtain an MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking, after which she co-created TRUST: Calling for Climate Recovery, with WITNESS. Her awards include a Wildscreen Panda Award (Best Campaign Film), Best Environmental Film (Backcountry Film Festival), Best Youth Film (Colorado Environmental Film Festival), and Best Made in Montana (International Wildlife Film Festival).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jim Sano is World Wildlife Fund’s Vice President for Conservation Travel. He was formerly President of Geographic Expedition and park ranger at Yosemite National Park. Jim was the founding Chairman of the Mono Lake Foundation and has served on the boards of the Trust for Public Land, the Natural Step, and the Yosemite Restoration Trust. Jim also led the first American men and women’s Everest expedition on the seldom attempted West Ridge and was the co-leader of the first guided crossing of South Georgia Island.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vanessa LeMaire holds a M.Sc in Environmental Science and a Film degree from San Francisco State University. She has worked as a director, writer, cinematographer and editor producing commissioned shorts for environmental organizations worldwide. LeMaire’s award-winning feature documentaryAn Acquired Taste screened at Wild & Scenic in 2017, and it is her passion for character-driven productions that brings her back this year as a Jury member

 

 

 

 

Larry Huntington, of Enterstellar Films, has twenty-eight years of experience with camera, editing and video post production. He graduated from University of Pacific in 1996 with a major in Communication Broadcast media and a minor in music and film aesthetics. He has traveled the world as director of photography working in places such as India, Micronesia, Africa, Europe, and South America, where he worked on a variety of humanitarian-type documentaries. His passion is to help people by co-creating real stories that achieve and inspire their purpose, delivering their message in a concise format. He continues to produce content for non-profit organizations, local businesses, and corporate entities such as Bloomberg news. Larry is a native of Nevada County, and currently resides in Grass Valley, CA.

 

 

Cindy Ma is a writer, musician, film and video producer, Founder of SHE LivingTV and SHE Sanctuary, a conscious events and media production facility dedicated to Spirit, Health and Earth (SHE). She has interviewed dozens of thought leaders, healers, women of wisdom and midwives of the new paradigm, hosting and producing her show “Tea with SHE”.  She is executive producer of the film Fly by Light, and produces, writes and distributes a variety of media, broadcasting women’s wisdom as a pathway to the collective healing of humanity and the Earth.