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Festival LogoRubric and Judging Panel

This page outlines the judging rubric for the Five-Minute Film Festival and introduces the panel of celebrity judges who will determine the winners.

Film Festival Rubric

Five-Minute Film Festival Judges

Tony DeRose Tony DeRose is a Senior Scientist and lead of the Research Group at Pixar Animation Studios. In 1998, he was a major contributor to the Oscar (c) winning short film "Geri's game", in 1999 he received the ACM SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics Achievement Award, and in 2006 he received a Scientific and Technical Academy Award (c) for his work on surface representations. Tony is also involved in a number of initiatives to help make math, science, and engineering education more inspiring and relevant for middle and high school students. One such initiative is Pixar in a Box, a collaboration with Khan Academy designed to show students how creative challenges at Pixar are addressed using concepts that they're learning in classrooms. A second initiative is the Young Makers Program that supports youth in building ambitious hands-on projects of their own choosing.

Travis LacinaTravis Lacina grew up daydreaming in Menlo Park, California. He studied Traditional Animation and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He is currently the Education Studio Manager at The Walt Disney Family Museum teaching animation and art to students of all ages. In his spare time Travis works on his own animated films. He has a deep love of art, imagination and mystery.

Pete StringfellowPETE [stringfellow] is a formally trained musician, vocalist, and actor with three college degrees in music and a masters degree in interactive multimedia. Immediately out of college, he signed his first record contract with Classified Records (of Sony) as a songwriter, producer and recording engineer. Best known as a country artist, he has also written and produced original songs for over 150 movies and television shows, including Meet the Parents, Matchstick Men, Next Friday, The Simpsons, Southpark, and recently composed the score to the movie “New.” As an actor, Stringfellow has appeared in several commercials, movies, and TV shows including ABC’s hit drama “Nashville.” He has a starring role in an upcoming feature film coming out later this year. He divides his time between Nashville, Tennessee and Santa Rosa, California.