kimff Jury 2018


Claire Carter

Claire Carter is a dancer, writer and filmmaker who champions women’s participation in films and the outdoors. Her first film, Operation Moffat, about the first British female mountain guide Gwen Moffat has won numerous awards. She is currently working on an independent short film about women’s politics in the British countryside. Claire is the Artistic Director for the Kendal Mountain Festival and the Engagement Officer for the Outdoor Industry Association. She regularly contributes to various publications, and is the co-editor of Waymaking a soon-to-be published anthology of women’s adventure writing.

Tsering Rhitar Sherpa

Tsering Rhitar Sherpa

Tsering Rhitar Sherpa is a Nepali filmmaker whose 1997 film The Spirit Doesn’t Come Anymore won the Best Film Award at Film South Asia and Best Indigenous Filmmaker of the Year at Estonia’s Parnu Anthropological Film Festival. His 2000 film Mukundo was Nepal’s official entry for the Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Tsering has also been a producer on Kalo Pothi (2015) and Seto Surya (2016), two of the most acclaimed recent films in Nepali cinema. His latest production Pahunch is a reality TV show about the public’s access to rights and justice.

Jolyon Hoff

Jolyon Hoff

Jolyon is an Australian documentary filmmaker who has spent the last fifteen years living and working in West Africa, Indonesia and the USA. He is currently based in Kathmandu, Nepal. His latest feature film The Staging Post follows a small group of refugees who, stuck for decades in Indonesia, start a school and inspire a refugee-led education revolution. It received a High Commendation in the Documentary Standalone Project category by the Australian Director’s Guild in 2018, and was one of the best performing Australian documentaries in Australian cinemas in 2017 and 2018.


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