Our Team

College student Elizabeth Kim and New York Film Critics Series
Producer Mark Ehrenkranz founded Gen Z Critics in 2016 when they
realized the lack of youth opinion in film criticism.

Elizabeth Kim


A senior at Stanford University, Elizabeth “Betsy” Kim interned at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018. She is an avid violinist who has performed at Carnegie Hall. Her favorite films include Sky High, Parasite, Do the Right Thing, and Cold War.

Mark Ehrenkranz


Producer and host Mark Ehrenkranz produced The New York Film Critics Series for 22 years. He has developed comedy videos for Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, and Whoopi Goldberg, in addition to having collaborated with other theatrical NYC comedians.

Alisyn Amant

Social Media Manager

Alisyn Amant attends the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she majors in Journalism and English with an additional focus in Digital Studies. Her favorite films include Marie Antionette and Spirited Away.

Jacob Levy

Awards Manager

Jacob is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, where he double majored in Media Communications and Film Studies. His favorite films include Batman: Mask of the Phantasm and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Our Members

Michael Culbertson

Los Angeles, CA

 Hamza Zahurullah

Rockford, IL

Mark Lu

Washington, D.C.

Anna Grace Xie

Baltimore, MD

Our Judges

Ty Burr

Boston, MA

Jessica Kiang

Berlin, Germany

Lynnette Nicholas

New York, NY

Rubén Peralta Rigaud

Miami, FL

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