SDLFF 2020 Jury

The festival staff would like to thank our dedicated jurors who have volunteered their time to review the nominees for some of the top categories at this year’s festival.

Features Jury

Luisa Gomez del Silva- Accomplished producer Luisa Gomez del Silva has produced projects for 20th Century Fox, Sony Entertainment, and AMC Networks. She is currently a producer on the upcoming Netflix series, Selena

Michael Dominic – A documentary filmmaker and photographer from New York City. His documentary feature Clean Hands (Manos Limpias) is currently on the festival circuit and has won 10 awards so far.

Javier Espinoza – Baja Film Commissioner since 2019. Founding member and programmer of the film festival FotoFilm Tijuana since 2017. Espinoza also has been part of the academic body of the Film School at the University of the Californias International since its creation in 2008. 

Cuauhtémoc Ruelas -Esteemed film critic and radio host for Fusión 102.5 fm, Harry al aire FM Globo 99.3, and Club de Cochis Radio on Los 40 Tijuana 107.7 fm . Ruelas is the author of Tijuana, La esquina del cine Vol 1 y 2. 

Diana Trejo – Diana Trejo is a Film director and 1st AD with experience in independent films and commercials, she is also teacher and  the coordinator of the filmmaking bachelors degree at the Universidad de las Californias International in Tijuana.

Juan Alberto Apodaca –  Author of book Entre attracción y repulsión. Tijuana representada en el cine. Historian and General Director of FACINE (Foro de Análisis Cinematográfico)

Feature Films in Competition-

Best Narrative Feature: Seneca, El despertar de las hormigas, Corazón de Mezquite, Tu Me Manques, In Other Words, El cuento de las comadrejas

Best Documentary Feature: Our Quinceañera, Building the American Dream, Letters to Eloisa, Dear Homeland, La Casa de Wannsee, Radio Silence, Maricarmen

Best Frontera Feature: Indocumentados Sin MiedoNiña Sola

Best Family Feature: Hotel Paraíso, We Are the Radical Monarchs, Los Futbolisimos