Jury’s Choice
Award

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PJIFF 2020 Jury's Choice Award

The PJIFF Jury had the collective responsibility of reviewing all submitted films. The 20 members of the jury include eight film professionals, twelve women, seven persons of color, and seven who were born and/or lived for an extended time outside the U.S. Together, we prepared over 1,900 film reviews. The final film selections for PJIFF 2020 – and these awards – reflect the diversity of perspectives on the jury, and we are grateful to all the filmmakers, whether their films were selected or not, who entrusted their creative endeavors to us.

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING
L. Mattock Scariot

CHAIR
Marilyn L. Pifer

MEMBERS

Kulvinder “Kay” Arora
Rakesh Chabra
Rob Christopher
Debbe Goldstein
Samuel Askland Gordon
Ann Lounsbury Horner
Shawna Khorasani
Bobby Kwong
Craig M. Lore

Shincy Lu
Nils Myers
John Nava
Susan L. Rife
Azucena O. Rodriguez
Diane Scariot
Taylor Seeker
Suzi Sellers
L. D. Tillman

JURY’S CHOICE AWARDS (WITH NOMINATING JUROR)

ALL THE WRONG THINGS (California) — Suzi Sellers

AYSAN (Iran) — Samuel Askland Gordon

BETTER THAN NEIL ARMSTRONG (Iran) — Rob Christopher

A CONCERNED CITIZEN (California) — Ann Lounsbury Horner

DAY RELEASE (Austria) — Debbe Goldstein

DESATURATED (Ukraine) — Shawna Khorasani

THE DISHWASHER (New York / California) — Bobby Kwong

IN THE LAND OF MY ANCESTORS (California) — Kulvinder “Kay” Arora

MADAME (United Kingdom) — Taylor Seeker

PENDULUM (Iran) — Diane Scariot

THE RETURN OF THE THUMB (Austria) — John Nava and  Azucena O. Rodriguez

SOMEBODY AND NOBODY (Germany) — Rakesh Chabra

SPARROW (New Zealand) — Craig M. Lore

TILL THE END OF THE WORLD (The Netherlands) — Susan L. Rife

THERESE (Switzerland) — Marilyn L. Pifer

UNDER MOM’S SKIRT (France) — L. D. Tillman

UNDERPRESSURE (Austria) — Shincy Lu

YOUR LAST DAY ON EARTH (Spain) — Nils Myers

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