Born in Houston, Texas. Is a five-time Oscar nominee, two-time Golden Globe winner, and two-time Bafta winner who has directed 21 feature films including “Slacker” (1990), “Before Sunrise” (1995), “School of Rock” (2003), “Before Sunset” (2004), “A Scanner Darkly” (2006) and “Before Midnight” (2013).
His film “Boyhood” (2014), which took him 12 years to make - from 2002 until 2014-, won him a BAFTA for 'Best Director’ and ‘Best Picture’His most recent credits include “Everybody Wants Some” (2016), “Last Flag Flying” (2017), “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” (2019,) and “Apollo 10 ½: A Space Age Childhood” (2022).He also serves as the Artistic Director for the @austinfilm, which he founded in 1985 to showcase films from around the world that were not typically shown in #Austin.
The Austin Film Society has given out over $2,000,000 in grants to Texas filmmakers since 1996.Richard has been our Head Judge since the beginning of Films for the Forest and we can’t be more happy and grateful about it!!!💚😍
Is a Kichwa - Ecuadorian filmmaker. She studied film and video at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito In May 2011 she produced her first documentary, “Huellas de Tiempo”, which portrays life in a nursing home in Otavalo, Ecuador. It received the COCOA award for “Best Documentary 2012”. In June 2011, she made the short fiction film “ELLA”, which has been screened in Shanghai, Washington, California, Austin (Texas), and New York City.
In 2013, she participated in the editing and hosting of the television program "SHUKMA", a 12-chapter program that was one of the first to be made by indigenous people from their territories, and which is broadcasted on Ecuadorian national television. From 2012 to 2015, she worked on the fiction feature film “KILLA”, the first film in the Kichwa language to be shown in commercial cinemas in Ecuador. She is the director of the documentary "Warmi Pachakutik", which portrays the new generation of indigenous women in her country, and which was previewed in New York City in the May Sumak Kichwa Film Showcase 2019 and at the Malaga Festival, Spain. She is currently writing her fiction feature film script “PANIKU”.
Born in Medellín, Colombia. He is a photographer and visual communicator with studies in scriptwriting and contemporary narratives.
He is also the co-founder of Monociclo Cine, a company that focuses on developing and producing film projects by new directors.In 2009 he directed his first short film “Maquillando el Silencio”. In 2013 he wrote and directed his second short film “Kalashnikov”, which was nominated for the Macondo Awards for 'Best National Short Film'.In 2015 he concluded his first feature film, “Los Nadie”.
This film won the 'Audience Award' at the 31st Settimana Internazionale della Critica de Venezia, and also was the inaugural film at the 56th Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias (FICCI).
He also directed "Tierra Mojada" (2017) and in 2021 released his second feature film called “La Roya”, which was also screened as the inaugural film at the FICCI in its 61st edition.
Is a Welsh actor and musician. He is best known for his roles as Simon Bellamy in “Misfits” , Ramsay Bolton in “Game of Thrones” , and Mötley Crüe guitarist Mick Mars in the film “The Dirt”.
He has also acted in several films including “Libertador” (2013), “Hurricane” (2018), “Berlin, I love You” (2019), and series such as “American Gods” (2017), “Riviera“ (2017), and “Inhumans” (2017). Iwan has previously released various EPs. The first one, called “Tongue Tied”, was launched in 2010. In early 2015, he also wrote and recorded a full-length album, called “Dinard”, while filming seasons four and five of GOTSince 2019 he has been an Ambassador for @wwf_uk , and in 2021 he joined @wwfcymru and @size_of_wales , in an effort to have Wales become the first 'deforestation-free nation'.
Iwan has been our judge at Films for the Forest for two years in a row!
Is a British Zoologist, digital content producer, and NatGeo Young Explorer and Speaker with a passion for weird wildlife and conservation.
As an experienced speaker, Lucy has delivered school talks internationally, co-chaired educational webinars, delivered presentations at virtual conferences, and hosted live, digital events including Reserva’s Wild Trivia fundraiser and part of Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants’ International Sloth Day program.
As the Media Officer and Youth Director for Reserva The Youth Land Trust, Lucy is also working to educate and empower global youth and marginalized communities in land conservation and assist in the creation of the world’s first entirely youth-funded nature reserve.