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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

John HardenJohn Harden made his first Super-8 film as an extra credit project for his 7th grade Spanish class. John went on to study film history and production at Santa Rosa Junior College and Sonoma State University, and screenwriting at The College of Marin and TheFilmSchool in Seattle. Now, he is an award-winning screenwriter and director of independent films who’s been making them in Sonoma County since the 1980s.

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.



Julie ShacklefordJulia Shackelford works as series producer on the nationally broadcast public television series Film School Shorts from KQED TV. The series showcases short films by student filmmakers from across the United States. She also serves as coordinating producer for national distribution and acquisitions at KQED, working with independent producers from around the country to bring their series and films to public media stations around the nation. She studied film and English at The University of Texas at Austin and previously worked as a writer and video producer in the digital learning industry. Julia was born in San Antonio, TX and has lived in the San Francisco Bay Area since 2010.


Pete StringfellowPETE Stringfellow: Best known as a country artist, PETE [stringfellow] has also written and produced original songs for over 300 movies and television shows, including Meet the Parents, Matchstick Men, Next Friday, The Simpsons, & Southpark. As an actor, Stringfellow has appeared in several commercials, movies, and TV shows including CMT’s hit drama “Nashville” and has the lead role in the movie “My Brother’s Shoes”, a Sony Pictures film. He owns a home in Nashville, TN and one in his hometown of Santa Rosa, CA, which is also the name of one of his songs.