Carlton Turner is co-founder and co-artistic director of MUGABEE (Men Under Guidance Acting Before Early Extinction), a performing arts group that blends jazz, hip-hop, spoken word poetry and soul music with non-traditional storytelling. Carlton is also executive director of Alternate ROOTS, a regional non-profit arts organization based in the South, where he has also served as a board member and officer.
Susannah Darrow is executive director and co-founder of BURNAWAY, an Atlanta-based nonprofit providing critical coverage and dialogue about the arts in Atlanta. In 2013 the Georgia Center for Nonprofits named her one of the top 30 nonprofit leaders under 30. She also serves on the board of directors of ART PAPERS magazine. She is currently in the 2014 class of Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta.
Aggie Ebrahimi Bazaz is the program & communications director for the National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture in San Francisco. Her most recent film, Inheritance, blends poetic and observational documentary forms to investigate diasporic identity formation and gender politics in the shadow of the Iranian Islamic Revolution. Before joining NAMAC, Aggie was the media director for the Global Philadelphia Association.
TOP GRIT – best overall film; juried selection
As It Is in Heaven
PEOPLE’S GRIT – best overall film; audience selection
BIG GRIT – best feature length film
Last Stop, Flamingo
EXPERIMENTAL GRIT – best experimental film
Rice for Sale