2018 OUTshine – Miami Edition Jury

Narrative Features

Kimberley Bush

Kimberley Bush - Executive Director, Reel Affirations, The Washington, DC GLBT Film Festival

In 2018, Kimberley Bush was appointed the Interim Executive Director of the DC Center—Washington DC’s Community Center for the LGBTQ Community.  While holding this position, she is also the Center’s Director of Arts & Cultural Programming. In this position she oversees six separate programs:  Reel Affirmations; Reel Affirmations XTRA; Outwire; DC Queer Theatre Festival; Ignition; and the Center Arts Gallery. Kimberley’s previous position was Film Festival Director of Reel Affirmations as well as the Executive Director of the DC Shorts Film Festival.

Kimberley's intense involvement with Reel Affirmations has spanned ten years fulfilling roles of Film Festival Director, Director of Programming, Director of Marketing, Director of Development, Director of Outreach, Member of the Board of Directors, curator of its monthly film series Reel Affirmations XTRA, and chairperson of its grant program to provide filmmakers with seed money and finishing funds for their projects.

At the helm of the DC Shorts Film Festival, Kimberley works with her small yet talented team to champion short filmmaking. The DC Shorts Film Festival is a thirteen-year-old, 11-day film event that screens 100+ short films from around the globe, offers extensive educational opportunities to filmmakers, actors, and film aficionados, holds free film screenings to youth/families throughout all 8 wards in DC, host filmmaker roundtables/panel discussions, and celebrations honoring the film festival and its participants.

Kimberley personally believes that Film Changes Lives.

Chris Clark

Chris Clark - Artisic Director Cinema St. Louis

Chris Clark started as a volunteer and later board member of Cinema St. Louis since 1997. He has been the artistic director since June of 2000. Drawing upon his background in film studies, mass media and public-event coordination he has been an integral part in many of the organizational and logistical changes that have led to the growth and expanded artistic direction of the St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF). He has been on the front lines of developing and producing an ever-increasing number of annual film-related events produced by Cinema St. Louis including the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, Classic French Film Festival, the 48 Hour Film Project St. Louis, and QFest St. Louis, an LGBT film festival. This is a dream job for Chris and he plans to keep it indefinitely by living forever. So far, so good.

Ines Škrbić - Festivals and Acquisitions at Film Republic, UK

Ines Škrbić handles Festivals and Acquisitions for Film Republic, a London-based sales agency representing a slate of art house features and creative documentaries including Pirjo Honkasalo's Concrete Night and Adrián Saba's El Limpiador and El Soñador. Her experience includes heading up the Festival distribution for the sales agency Taskovski Films, where she was responsible for the majority of A-Class festival campaigns including at the Berlinale, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and SXSW. She is currently based in South Florida. Film Republic's latest acquisition is the Best Director winner at KVIFF, The Line by Peter Bebjak.

Renato Galamba

Renato Galamba - Distribution Executive at FiGa Films

With a major degree in Advertising at Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil, and a master´s degree in Business Administration at St. Thomas University, Florida, Renato was also a ballet dancer in Cuba, where he lived for 8 years and trained at the National Ballet of Cuba. His carrer in the movie industry started with Amarelo Manga (Yello Mango, 2001) by Brazilian director Claudio Assis. In 2013, after been part in several local productions at his hometown, Renato produces the first Cuban Film Festival in Recife. In 2016, already in US, he becomes part of FiGa´s team. During this time, he has participated in festivals as jury member (industry section) and in panel talks about independent film distribution in US, Brazil, Cuba, Dominican Republic and México.

Documentary Features

Trae Delellis - Director at the Bill Cosford Cinema at the University of Miami.

Trae has taught courses in Film History, Cinema Appreciation, and the New French Extremity in the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media.  He is co-creator of the Flaming Classics film series that pairs films from the queer canon with drag performances from South Floridian queer artists.

Michael C Green - Executive Director, Cinema Diverse: The Palm Springs LGBTQ Film Festival

Jennifer Morris

Jennifer Morris - Programmer San Francisco DocFest and San Francisco IndieFest

Trae has taught courses in Film History, Cinema Appreciation, and the New French Extremity in the Department of Cinema and Interactive Media.  He is co-creator of the Flaming Classics film series that pairs films from the queer canon with drag performances from South Floridian queer artists.