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The Cane River film festival is one of the new film festivals that will give International Independent and Student filmmakers an opportunity to network with Producers, Directors, Sponsors and Politicians in this fall's lineup, making this event more interactive and engaging.  The films submitted will be shown to our community of film professionals and a panel of judges. Filmmakers participating in the festival attend special events designed to allow interaction between filmmakers and audiences. The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash award of $1,000.00 ; $500.00 travel assistance grant and debut film. Our Judges will select their Top Five films that will also be shown and featured in the festival. We wish you all the best and look forward to viewing the films submitted to the Cane River film festival...




Judges Panel Information

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Chris Shoemaker

Founder of the International Family Film Festival and Freshi Films.

Jaime Ambler

Jamie is an internationally known, awarded-winning multi-diciplined creative that specializes in all communications channels, from TV to online content.

He is a creative innovator who has driven award-winning communication strategies for many of the world’s premier brands. Sony USA, Club Med, Remy Martiin, British Airways, Audi, IIIy, MIT, Merril Lynch, IBM, Swiss Air, Star Alliance, MasterCard, L’Oréal. In Italy, he produced award winning campaigns for B&B Italia, Mandarin Duck and Campari amongst many others.

Jamie conceives, shoots and edits compelling brand stories for clients bringing an aesthetic and emotional power to any project and is particularly good at work requiring global scale and a human touch. He has an instinctive approach to the creativity. Whether it’s re-branding a household name or birthing a new one into the world, Jamie is an excellent leader and brings passion and energy to everything he touches.

He has worked everywhere from Milan, Hong Kong, Rio, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Colorado to the slopes of a glacier in Whistler.

Jamie is a hands-on creative dynamo that speaks fluent Italian and is based in New York.

Jamie is especially connected to Italy and is a well-known advertising figure having worked for Saatchi & Saatchi, JWT and RSCG amongst others.

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Vick Lee

Vick Lee’s fascination with the camera and storytelling started at a very young age, as she would facilitate productions and make videos with family and friends. Today, Vick Lee is the President of a Vick Flick launced in 2018, Co-Founder of Tick Films, an Alum of Columbia College and has produced her screenplay “The Polyarorist”, that was an Official selection of the 2018 Black Harves film festival. In every project Vick Lee strives to punctuate real stories of real people and give innovative imagery to not just entertain, but also edify. Mrs. Lee wrote and directed the film “Look What You’ve Done” that was an Official Founders Choice Winner of the 2019 Cane River film festival. The film addresses the virally infectious phenomenon of 911 abuse the Black Americans seem inordinately vulnerable to and promote 911 is for emergencies only. Vick Lee is a driven Writer, Producer,Set Designer and her first love Director. Film making allows her to tell her stories and hopes that her growing body of work encourages others to not be afraid to tell their stories.

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Jacqui Pitman

CEO/President at Pitman Casting Inc. Los Angeles. Jacqui has been Casting Reality Television for over 20 years. Casting shows on Bravo,CW, NBC and more.

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Jason A. Waggenspack

The Ranch Film Studios