Judges & Partners

The judges of our annual contest are professional film critics, writers, and producers from Boston, New York, and LA.
Ty Burr

Ty Burr

Boston, MA

Ty Burr is a film critic and columnist for The Boston Globe and author of the critically acclaimed books Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame and The Best Old Movies for Families. He has been at The Globe since 2002; before that, he worked for Entertainment Weekly and at HBO. In addition, he is an adjunct professor in the Film & TV department at Boston University and in the Visual Media Arts department at Emerson College. He is a member of the National Society of Film Critics and the Boston Society of Film Critics. In 2017, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Criticism.

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Evan Crean

Evan Crean

Somerville, MA

Evan Crean is a contributing writer and editor for NewEnglandFilm.com. He is also co-author of the lighthearted self-help book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living and co-host of the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre. Additionally, Evan is the marketing director for Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture. Previously, he contributed hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews to Starpulse.com. You can follow him on his site Reel Recon or find him on Twitter as @reelrecon.

Moira Macdonald

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Tom Meek

Tom Meek

Cambridge, MA

Tom Meek is the President of the Boston Society of Film Critics. He is a longtime contributor at The Boston Phoenix, Cambridge Day, the WBUR ARTery, and the Charleston City Paper. He has also appeared regularly on New England Cable News. His byline can also be found at E!-Online, Cineaste, Film Threat, and Web Del-Sol. Tom likes a harmonious universe and rides his bike everywhere. You can follow him on Twitter @TBMeek3.

Gisela Savdie

Gisela Savdie

Miami, FL

Gisela Savdie is a Colombian artist/writer living in Miami. She graduated as a Dentist from Javeriana University in Bogotá, Colombia, and later as an artist from the Miami International University of Art and Design. She has a Master of Arts from Barry University. She published a book in dentistry recognized as an Official Textbook by the World Health Organization. She was recognized as an Alien of Extraordinary Abilities and became a US Citizen in 2007. She published a photography and poetry book called Labradores de Sueños based on the Carnival in Colombia, which won First Place for Design in Art Books in Colombia. Film has always been her passion, and she’s been writing film reviews for the past 12 years in El Heraldo, a daily newspaper in Barranquilla, Colombia, and Letra Urbana, an online magazine in Miami. She covers The Cannes Film Festival and The Miami Film Festival annually and has covered the Sundance and Toronto Film Festivals on multiple occasions. In the past two years she was a Jury for the Critics Award at the Miami International Film Festival. She is a board member of the Miami Beach Film Society, and a member of the Florida Film Critics Circle.

Gary Wolf

Gary K. Wolf

Brookline, MA

Gary Wolf is an award winning science fiction and fantasy writer. He created the concept of Toontown, bringing to life its beloved inhabitants: Roger Rabbit, Roger’s va-va-voom mate, Jessica Rabbit, Baby Herman, and hard-boiled private eye, Eddie Valiant. Wolf’s first Toontown novel, Who Censored Roger Rabbit? became a visual reality in Disney/Spielberg’s blockbuster film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit? The film won four Academy Awards and grossed $1 billion dollars. Walt Disney Pictures has purchased film rights to his second Toontown novel, Who P-p-p-plugged Roger Rabbit? He recently published a third Toontown novel, Who Wacked Roger Rabbit?

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