Alabama Jury

Narrative Features Jury

Melodie Sisk is an actor, producer, and director who specializes in outside of the box independent film. Some of her most notable projects of the past fifteen years are Zach Clark’s “Little Sister” (The New Yorker’s #1 film of 2016); Onur Tukel’s Brooklyn-hipster, vampire comedy “Summer of Blood”; Daniel Sheinert’s “The Death of Dick Long”, which she produced for A24 and premiered at Sundance 2019; “Robin Arzon: Why I Run” short for Health Magazine; and “Ray-Ban x Yours Truly – Oh Jerome, No”.

Other notable festivals her films have played are SXSW, Tribeca, Edinburgh, BAM Cinemafest, Slamdance, and Sidewalk. Her films have also been released theatrically and on VOD across the world. Sisk is happily involved in a community of progressive, politically active filmmakers, like those represented by Film Impact Georgia.

Melodie Sisk

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Miriam Bale (@mimbale on Twitter) is a writer, and film programmer & critic, based in the New York City area. She has written for New York magazine, The New York TimesThe New RepublicIndiewireSight and Sound, and many other publications. She has also organized film programs for several establishments including Anthology Film Archives, Film Society of Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, the Yerba Buena Arts Center, and the upcoming Indie Memphis Film Festival. She is the founding director of the La Di Da Film Festival in New York City.

Miriam Bale

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Shout Jury

Documentary Features Jury

Black Lens Jury

Miriam Bale (@mimbale on Twitter) is a writer, and film programmer & critic, based in the New York City area. She has written for New York magazine, The New York TimesThe New RepublicIndiewireSight and Sound, and many other publications. She has also organized film programs for several establishments including Anthology Film Archives, Film Society of Lincoln Center, the 92nd Street Y, the Yerba Buena Arts Center, and the upcoming Indie Memphis Film Festival. She is the founding director of the La Di Da Film Festival in New York City.

Miriam Bale

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Family Jury

August 22-28, 2022

Sidewalk Film Festival

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