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Who is behind film and festival reviews? Learn from industry pros about how to catch the attention of the top writers and get your films reviewed.


Linsey Bahr | Associated Press | Film Writer/Critic
Lindsey Bahr is a Film Writer for the Associated Press. She previously wrote about movies for Entertainment Weekly.

Jeremy Kay | Screen International | US Editor
Jeremy Kay is the US editor of the film and TV trade outlet Screendaily.com and just got back from the Cannes Film Festival. He is still the US editor of Screendaily.com. He reports mostly on the independent space and covers finance and production, festivals and box office.

Sam Lansky | Time | Hollywood Editor
Sam Lansky is the Hollywood Editor at TIME magazine and the author of the memoir 'The Gilded Razor.'

Malina Saval | Variety | Associate Features Editor
Malina Saval is the author of "The Secret Lives of Boys: Inside the Raw Emotional World of Male Teens" and the YA novel "Jewish Summer Camp Mafia." She's features editor at Variety and was recently nominated for an LA Press Club award for her article on addiction in TV. She's appeared on NPR's "Talk of the Nation," the Tavis Smiley show and her favorite musician is Bruce Springsteen.

Anne Thompson | Indiewire | Editor at Large
Anne Thompson is Editor At Large at IndieWire and founder of Thompson on Hollywood, which she launched at Variety, where she was film columnist and deputy editor of Variety.com. She was also on the staff at Film Comment, Premiere, Entertainment Weekly, and The Hollywood Reporter. She has also contributed to The New York Times, The Washington Post, The LA Weekly, the LA Times Syndicate, The Chicago Tribune, Vanity Fair, Mother Jones, The Observer and Wired. A graduate of the Department of Cinema Studies at New York University, she teaches the fall semester of "Sneak Previews" for UCLA Extension. Her book "The $11 Billion Year: From Sundance to the Oscars, an Inside Look at the Changing Hollywood System" was published by HarperCollins in 2014.

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Liliana Rodriguez | ShortFest Festival Director
Lili cut her teeth on 35MM film and digital projection before transitioning into film festival work where she has worked in programming for the last four years. She is now the Festival Director at the Palm Springs International ShortFest and serves as the year-round Director of Programming at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. She is a proud Coachella Valley native.

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