• LINDA LILIENFELD

    Linda Lilienfeld is the creator and director of the Let’s Talk About Water Film & Water Symposia. Linda has over thirty-five years of experience as a film and picture researcher, specializing in science and history on projects ranging from PBS documentaries to museum exhibits and books. She has served for the past ten years as a research assistant to Peggy Parsons, curator of the Film Program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC. She has been a member of the steering committee and pre-screening committee for the International Water and Film Events.

    Judge for:

    • International Water Film Prize

    • Water Film Youth Prize

  • PEGGY PARSONS

    Margaret (Peggy) Parsons is curator of the film program at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, an exhibition program with an archival collection. She has been a trustee for film organizations such as the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and CINE, served on the editorial boards of The Moving Image and the Getty Trust’s Program for Art on Film, and served as a festival juror for the Washington, Syracuse, and Nashville International Film Festivals in the United States. She is a member of the advisory board for the Washington DC Environmental Film Festival. In 2013 she founded an environmental film festival in central New York State called Glimmerglass Film Days, and has recently received awards for her work in film preservation from the governments of France, Georgia, and the Czech Republic. Other interests include naïve and outsider art, and her writing has been published in the journals Raw Vision, Folk Art, New York Folklore, Curator, and The Moving Image.

    Judge for:

    • International Water Film Prize

  • JAY FAMIGLIETTI

    Jay Famiglietti is a hydrologist, a professor and the Executive Director of the Global Institute for Water Security at the University of Saskatchewan, where he holds the Canada 150 Research Chair in Hydrology and Remote Sensing. Before moving to Saskatchewan, he served as the Senior Water Scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology. Jay and his team have been researching and communicating about water and climate change — in academics, in business, in government and to the general public — for over 30 years.   He appeared as a featured expert in Participant Media’s water documentary “Last Call at the Oasis”, on CBS News 60 Minutes, and on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.  Jay is a frequent speaker and he is an avid writer for the general public.  His research and commentary are often featured in the international news media, including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, and The Economist,  and in network, cable and public television news.  Jay is a regular guest on National Public Radio, BBC Radio, CBC Radio and other public radio shows.

    Judge for:

    • International Water Film Prize

    • Water Film Youth Prize

  • GORDON GRANT

    Gordon Grant is a Research Hydrologist with the USDA Forest Service at the Pacific Northwest Research Station in Corvallis, Oregon, USA, and also Courtesy Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. His involvement with rivers began as a decade-long career as a whitewater river guide on western US rivers.  He received his Ph.D. in fluvial geomorphology from Johns Hopkins University in 1986, working with M. Gordon (Reds) Wolman, and began work for the research branch of the U.S. Forest Service.  His research focuses on understanding how stream networks, watersheds, and landscapes respond to geomorphic changes due to land use, dams and dam removal, volcanic eruptions, and climate changes in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. He is a Fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America, and is President-Elect of the Earth and Planetary Surface Processes section of AGU.

    Judge for:

    • International Water Film Prize

  • ADRIENNE THOMAS

    Adrienne has worked in the television and film industry for over 30 years, starting with the Global Television Network in Winnipeg, Manitoba and then returning to Saskatchewan to become Promotion Director at the new Global Saskatoon station.  Since leaving commercial television, she has worked as a writer, producer, director and production manager in film and television.  Her work has included several national Canadian television series, hundreds of commercial productions, corporate and educational video to music videos and feature drama.   She currently manages the Media Production unit at the University of Saskatchewan, collaborating with educators and researchers in the development of innovative and engaging media. 

       

    Judge for:

    • International Water Film Prize

  • ALIDA PHAM

    Alida Pham is a journalist by training, but currently working as an External Affairs Officer for the past 6 years. She leads strategic communications efforts for the 2030 Water Resources Group, a multi-donor trust fund hosted by the World Bank Group, in Washington DC. The trust fund mainly works to connect public sector, private sector, and civil society organizations for accelerated joint decision making on water security issues in 14 country programs around the world. Her love for water science communications started at IHE Delft in the Netherlands, the largest postgraduate water education facility in the world, where she headed the communications and marketing department for 6 years. Prior to that she was working as communications officer at the UNESCO Bangkok Regional Bureau for Education in Bangkok for five years, and was a regular contributor to the Bangkok Post, an English language daily newspaper. 

    Judge for:

    • International Water Film Prize

  • DANIEL HALLEN

    Daniel Hallen is a research communicator at the University of Saskatchewan, documentary television producer and researcher, and journalist.  His work has appeared on CBC, CBC Doc Channel, APTN, Global, PBS, Al-Jazeera English, CBS Sunday Morning, and SBS Australia, and has been shown at the World Cancer Congress, Yorkton Film Festival, and Seoul Webfest.

    Judge for:

    • Water Film Youth Prize

  • KENT MUENCH

    Educator with Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools for nearly 20 years.
    Taught in elementary and high school 
    Consultant of Learning Services 
    Current role – Coordinator of Learning Services
    Married to Carrie Muench who is also an educator in the division and currently a principal at Sister O’Brien School.
    3 boys – youngest son, Kalen graduating from BJM this year, middle son Adlai, – playing college baseball in West Virginia, oldest son – Noah – currently completing his commercial flying license at Mitchinson Flight Centre.

    Judge for:

    • Water Film Youth Prize

  • JEFF ROGSTAD

    Soon to celebrate 30 years in television broadcasting  Jeff is best known as CTV Saskatoon’s weather anchor.  He is also a professional actor having performed with Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan, Persephone and 25th street theatres.  Jeff is a member of the Yikes! sketch comedy group and continues to perform improv comedy with The Saskatoon Soaps.   His initial foray into broadcasting was as a “pro bono” movie reviewer on CFQC Radio and Telecable 10 ;   he remains passionate about cinema and is happy to participate in the Let’s Talk about Water film festival.

    Judge for:

    • Water Film Youth Prize

  • MICHAEL BRADFORD

    Michael Bradford is the Coordinator of Instructional Leadership and Gr. 1-8 Curriculum for Saskatoon Public Schools. As part of this role, he supports the Brightwater Science, Environmental and Indigenous Learning Centre, and the Climate Change Educators teacher network in Saskatoon Public Schools. He lives in Saskatoon with his wife, two teen-agers, two dogs, and a cat. In his spare time he likes to get outside and write scary adventure stories for kids.

    Judge for:

    • Water Film Youth Prize

  • SANDRA PANKO

    With over 15 years of experience in the film industry, Sandra has worked as a production manager, writer, producer and director. Her award-winning documentary series work has been enjoyed across the country, featuring Canadian content for audiences of art, sport, travel, history and science. Sandra has created commercial and corporate content for local, national and international clients, coordinating crews around the globe. Currently, Sandra is Media Developer for the University of Saskatchewan where she writes, produces and directs recruitment, education and research (KT) content that supports university priorities. 

    Judge for:

    • Water Film Youth Prize

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