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In Memoriam. Bill Brown was a Western NY actor and is greatly missed. We will never forget his support.
Shanda Gardner is a Western New York actress.
Julianne Donofrio & Joseph Fusco of J&J Studios.
Artist Gayle Petri is this year's Miss Syracuse (2023) and was Miss Upstate New York in 2022.
Laura Osanitch is an activist, Women's and Bodily Autonomy Issues.
VIFF 2023 JUDGES
Indie icon Debbie Rochon will serve as the guest judge for our local Western New York film finalists this year! Debbie directed the horror-thriller Model Hunger in Buffalo, New York. She has also appeared in 270 films and counting! She is a big proponent of independent film and is a true Valkyrie! We're grateful for her participation. Visit her at www.debbierochon.com
Peabody Award-winning producer Julianne Donofrio will serve as the guest judge for our U.S. Documentary short film finalists this year! Julianne is a New York City-based producer and director whose outstanding documentary, Pieced Together, has screened across the country, receiving numerous film festival awards and rave reviews. We're grateful for her participation. Visit her at www.juliannedonofrio.com
Kaelin Lamberson will judge Feature Films, Shorts, International Films, Student Films, and Experimental Films. She has had small roles in indie films and the Fred Olen Ray TV movies A Christmas in Vermont and A Mother's Revenge, co-starred beside Craig Sheffer in Widow's Point, and sang the end credits song for that feature. She is the co-founder of Valkyrie International Film Festival.
Tamar Gonzalez Lamberson
Tamar Lamberson will judge Feature Films, Shorts, International Films, Student Films, and Experimental Films. She is an award-winning feature film producer and has helped her husband, Gregory Lamberson, with Buffalo Dreams Fantastic Film Festival. She is the co-founder of Valkyrie International Film Festival.