Unreel Trailers: Judges' Panel

Judges will evaluate our entries based on originality, creativity, artistic merit, adherence (or lack thereof) to the the original works, production quality, and general aesthetic appeal.

John Klacsmann

John Klacsmann is Archivist at Anthology Film Archives in New York City where he preserves films of the American avant-garde. In the past he has worked as: a fireworks salesman, a computer programmer, a Class-D FM radio DJ, a Technicolor archivist, and a film laboratory technician. He currently runs a tiny tape label, ZAP Cassettes, volunteers as a 16mm projectionist at Spectacle Theater in Brooklyn, and is co-editor of the forthcoming sixth issue of INCITE: Journal of Experimental Media, themed FOREVER.

Tim Smith

Tim K Smith, a 20 year film and TV veteran, started his career serving coffee on Spike Lee’s MALCOLM X and has since worked in every aspect of the filmmaking process. He has spent the last 10 years focusing on his love of documentaries which has included his collaborations as editor of Morgan Spurlock’s COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE, co-producing and editing two films for HBO including the critically acclaimed KEVORKIAN and editing QUEST FOR HONOR, the Oscar short-listed documentary following the plight of Kurdish woman in Iraq. SEX AND BROADCASTING - a film about WFMU marks his directorial debut.

Natalie Baxter Kentucky-born and Brooklyn-based, Natalie Baxter works as an editor and producer of film and television. She holds an MFA from the University of Kentucky and a BA in Studio Art from the University of the South, Sewanee. Baxter is currently an Associate Producer for CBS Religion and Culture, teaches at the Digital Film Academy in New York and quilts in her spare time.
Brian Frye Brian L. Frye is a filmmaker and law professor, who lives in Lexington, Kentucky. His films have shown at an assortment of venues worldwide, over the course of the last 20 years. He is also an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky College of Law, and has compiled an open copyright casebook











This contest is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.