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Based in Kilkenny in the South-East of Ireland, Damien Donnelly is an Award-winning filmmaker, producer, director. Having gotten the film making bug back in the nineties, Damien has been involved in various projects from Music Videos, Shorts to Feature length. Projects such as “Winter’s End “ – Feature Drama – Irish Film & Television (www.ifta.ie) Award Winner, NASA Cinespace (www.cinespace.org) Finalist Shorts “ Lift Off “ & “ Homo Sapiens in Space “ to name but a few. As part of the 2022 Official Judging Panel, he is committed to inspire others “to make the impossible, possible “.
Dana has built a 40-year film career seizing the moment. Her first feature film was from a chance beach front encounter with Blake Edwards who asked her to join the family and friends cast in the lighthearted role of “Fanny.” Dana’s dramatic work includes JAG, LA Law, Star Trek TNG, Falcon Crest, and perhaps most recognized as Grace Bennett from Passions. Dana has also shown her skill at comedy in Full House, George Wendt Show, Arresting Behavior. Dana’s favorite Tom Petty quote is “Most the things I worry about never happen anyway.” She loves space and space exploration.
Eric Dean Freese
Eric is the Senior Editor and Videographer at Wired Production Group in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, where he produces regional and nationwide corporate and live event video. He has special interests in documentary production and motion design, is a jib operator and certified drone pilot, and leads the company’s live streaming and virtual event initiatives. Eric is a longtime space geek – sci-fi , NASA documentaries, novels and nonfiction books. It has been Eric’s dream to research and work on the award winning three-film series, “The Collins Story: Connecting the Moon to the Earth”.
Stella is an award winning director from France, based in Los Angeles, committed to creating inspiring and magical content. Stella started her filmmaking career in the science field, coming from a family of astronomers, so space and sci-fi have always been part of my universe (no pun intended…!). She believes cinema should be an empowering and uplifting experience. It’s so easy to be drifted away by the negative, and that’s why our world need positive space films, questioning and rethinking a hopeful future.
Award-winning American actor, Chris Mulkey has enjoyed a long and diverse career in film, television and stage. His favorite projects include On The Basis Of Sex, Castlerock, Whiplash, Twin Peaks, Any Day Now, Broken Trail, Captain Phillips and Boardwalk Empire.
CristiAna Cris Felipe
Cris is a nonbinary, European-American writer/actor, based in Los Angeles, CA, and creator of Voices On Paper. Cris is passionate about the perspectives positive space films offer, and all the new voices and storytellers they inspire to create more wonderful stories.
SPONSORS & PRIZES
Blackmagic has grown rapidly to become one of the world’s leading innovators and manufacturers of creative video technology. And that’s because our philosophy is refreshing and simple – to help true creativity blossom.
Blackmagic design has generously offered one “Davinci Resolve Speed Editor” per best film award for each category (Optimistic Sci-Fi, Space Documentaries and Positive Films), valued at AU$625 each.
Film Plus is a non-profit collaborative workspace for filmmakers and related specialists. Established to support the needs of the Canberra film production industry, the space has been designed to enhance collaboration and innovation.
Film Plus has generously offered one sound studio hire for a day per Canberra and Local award for each category (Optimistic Sci-Fi, Space Documentaries and Positive Films), values at about AU$499 each.
Rounded is an accounting software which is specifically made for freelancers. It is an all-in-one system which makes it simple to get paid and keep track of accounting for freelancers.
Rounded has generously offered one year subscription to their “Pro account” per best Australian award for each category (Optimistic Sci-Fi, Space Documentaries and Positive Films), values at about AU$275 each.
SFC Films is a film production studio that brings more inspiring positive space films to our screen. We also provide training and resources to help filmmakers succeed with their positve space films
SFC has generously offered one year subscription to their “Premium Membership” per International award for each category (Optimistic Sci-Fi, Space Documentaries and Positive Films), valued at AU$200 each.
SFC has generously offered one year subscription to their “Standard Membership” per Student award for each category (Optimistic Sci-Fi, Space Documentaries and Positive Films), valued at AU$100 each.
THANKS TO OUR WONDERFULL SUPPORTERS
The following individuals, and lovers of positive space films, have supported the SFC Film Festival 2022 in many ways through donations, volunteering or spreading the word. Thank you so much guys without you there would be no SFC Film Festival.
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