Selection Jury – GFF 2019

Bruno Barros
Bruno Barros is a Producer and Film Maker with a background in computers. From a young age Bruno dreamed of working in the film industry. He works in the Locations department on big budget film/TV productions like “A Quiet Place”, “POSE”, “Spider-Man” and produces his own films and projects when he can.

Erick Freitas
Erick Freitas is a writer, photographer, and TV/Film Location Scout from NJ. When he isn’t finding locations for such shows as “HAPPY”, “IRON FIST”, and “DAREDEVIL”, he’s writing comics such as “Judge Dredd”, “Godzilla, and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”. Recently wrote and directed a short film titled “Feed” that will be released at the end of 2019. Follow him on his Instagram @ERRFREITAS

Kenneth Kriheli
Kenneth Kriheli received his B.A. in Cinema Studies from NYU in 2015. He is an enthusiast in all things creative and has worked in many facets of the film industry, including as a critic at 4:3, an online film journal (, production assistant, actor and VO artist. He lives in Long Island.

John Reed
John Reed is author of A Still Small Voice (Delacorte), The Whole (Simon & Schuster), Snowball’s Chance (Melville House), All The World’s A Grave (Penguin), Tales of Woe (MTV Press) and Free Boat (C&R Press); MFA in Creative Writing, Columbia University; Art in America, the Believer, Slate, the Paris Review, the Times Literary Supplement, the Wall Street Journal, Vice, the New York Times, Harpers; Best American Essays, The Brooklyn Rail Fiction Anthology, Vitamin PH; current faculty at The New School MFA in Creative Writing and the New York Arts Program.

Mary Kerr
Mary Kerr is a seasoned film professional with over 20 years experience in programming, arts administration, and filmmaking. She recently transitioned into film editing full time and has worked as assistant editor on Love, Gilda (dir: Lisa D’Apolito), Cooked: Survival by Zipcode (dir. Judith Helfand) and forthcoming documentaries directed by Megan Mylan, Danielle Beverly, and Julia Bacha.  She has also produced several documentaries, including One Cut, One Life (NY Film Festival 2014) and Instructions on Parting (Doc Fortnight 2018). Previous to editing, Mary served as Executive Director of the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar and programmed for the Sundance, Los Angeles, and Silverdocs film festivals. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.