2020 Judges

~ 2020 JUDGES & PATRONS ~

“As every year, our Jury will mix artists and public figures from various backgrounds and expertise. With our picks, we try our best, always, to reflect the real modern society, giving a platform to most, especially women.”

Matt Beurois

Newest additions (bios soon):

More names to be announced.

MAX MARKSON

International short film winner gets a private feedback from Max!

PR Company Markson Sparks! commenced operation in 1982, quickly establishing a reputation as a leading force in the publicity industry as well as talent management.

Working today with John Travolta, Mel Gibson (Melbourne 2021), William Shatner (January 2021), Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean Claude VanDamme, but also Bill Clinton, Myke Tyson or Kim Kardasian, the boutique company today shines to international audience and clients.

Founder Max Markson’s uses a dynamic, pro active and high energy approach to each and every event he sets up, meeting the highest expectations of his global network.

Max Markson will debut a new feature we designed for the Paris Art & Movie Awards: he will watch and review our 2020 Winning International Short Film, and provide a feedback to the lucky filmmaker.

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Marksons Sparks website.

Markson Sparks Facebook.

JULIE NOLKE

Julie is a Canadian actress, writer, and a prominent YouTube creator. Her self titled comedy Youtube channel garnered close to 8 Million views and more than 100.000 subscribers to date.

You are likely familiar with her recent self-isolation / time traveler video “Explaining the Pandemic to my Past Self”. The segment was reviewed by The Huffington Post.

While writing, producing, editing and acting in content for the web, Julie also acts in film and television. Recent credits include: TALLBOYZ (CBC), WORKIN’ MOMS (CBC/Netflix), and SECRET SOCIETY OF SECOND BORN ROYALS (Disney+). 

Julis is also an award-winning filmmaker and writer. Her short film, ARE WE BAD FEMINISTS, screened at Buffer Festival (2019) where she won overall “Excellence in Writing”. Her short film HASTAG APOCALYPSE she produced and edited also took home several wins and nominations.

Other relevant festival screenings include: Toronto Sketchfest (2020), Montreal’s JFL Comedypro (2019), and JFL42 (2019).

She also works as a lifestyle and comedy host for both Tastemade and Tripadvisor.

Julie’s YouTube channel.

Julie’s Instagram.

BRENT HUFF

BRENT HUFF is an award-winning actor, writer and director. He is best known for his acting work in The Rookie (ABC), Shameless (Showtime), NCIS (CBS), Mad Men (AMC), The West Wing (NBC), to name just a few.

As a director, Brent’s well versed in the documentary genre. His award-winning work Behind the Orange Curtain was picked up for distribution by FilmBuff in 2013 and enjoyed numerous successful screenings across the country. The film deals with the heavy topic of the opioid epidemic in the United States today. The “call-to action” film has been deemed important and eye opening though frightening.

In 2014, his success goes on with Chasing Beauty, the hard hitting documentary film that reveals the dark side of the modeling industry. After the film premiered on Logo TV, it quickly became the #1 documentary and #1 independent film on iTunes and is now available on Netflix. BuzzFeed and Harper’s Bazaar named Chasing Beauty one of the top ten fashion documentaries ever made.

He directed numerous feature films including 100 Mile Rule starring Maria Bello and Jake Weber, Serbian Scars starring Michael Madsen and Mark Dacascos (PAMA Jury member 2016), Treasure Raiders starring David Carradine.

He also directed several short films, such as Hero or Helpless, starring Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys).

Brent currently is in post-production of two short documentaries; Purpose Found dealing with Rett syndrome, and Creating Giants, as well as his next feature documentary The Jackie Styles Stories. For more on these, please check this link.

Brent is also a photographer, whose work you can appreciate on his website.

Seasoned director of short and long form constantly challenging himself to deal with societal topics, established artist and photographer, Brent Huff definitely is a perfect fit for the Paris Art and Movie Awards, and will contribute making this 10th edition one to remember.

Instagram.

Website.

Twitter.

Facebook.

MELORA WALTERS

Melora is an American actress, painter, author and artist.

She worked 4 times with Paul Thomas Anderson on Hard EightBoogie Nights (as Jessie St. Vincent), Magnolia (as Claudia Wilson Gator), and The Master (voice).

She also appeared in Cold Mountain, Dead Poet Society, The Butterfly Effect. On the TV side, she guest-starred in SeinfeldNYPD Blue and CSI.

Melora is a graduate of Pratt Institute. As an artist she has exhibited her art in New York, Los Angeles at the Jan Baum Gallery, Merry Karnowsky Gallery-LA, Self Help Graphics, LAUNCH LA, internationally at the Merry Karnowsky Gallery, Berlin.

Her poems have been published by Finishing Line Press, Writ Large Press, Serpentine Press, DRYLAND Lit, and Levure Littéraire.

In 2018, she appears in blockbuster Venom, and in 2019 she landed recurring roles in Netflix’s The OA and Pen15 for Awesomeness TV and Hulu.

As a filmmaker she wrote, directed, and produced her first short film The Muse in 2017. In 2018 she filmed her debut feature as writer/director Waterlily Jaguar. In October 2019, her second directorial effort Drowning premiered internationally at The Rome Film Festival.

She stated in various interviews some of her filmmaking influences include Jean-Luc Godard, Ingmar Bergman, Federico Fellini, Francois Truffaut, John Cassavetes.

Artist website.

Instagram.

Twitter.

Melora’s books on Amazon.

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COLE SIBUS


Cole is an American actor and athlete, who rose to fame in 2019 with his lead role as Ansel Parios  in ABC’s hit show STUMPTOWN, starring Cobie Smulders (portraying Dex Parios).

He has appeared in various film, television and theater productions. He began his career on the A&E Emmy® Award-winning docuseries BORN THIS WAY. 

In 2019, he won the Upstream Spotlight award at the Riverbend Film Festival for his work as Arrow in acclaimed independent feature film SPARE ROOM. He later was cast in ABC’s drama STUMPTOWN, alongside an ensemble cast showing much palpable on-screen chemistry.

Cole also is an Olympic gold medal winner.

As a Special Olympics Southern California athlete he plays softball and swims, previously practiced tennis and flag football. 

He competed as a swimmer at the 2014 USA National Special Olympics, representing New Jersey, and got home with 3 medals including one gold.

Multi-talented, busy and positive, Cole embodies some of our core values at the PAMA: conquer your dreams, make it happen, have fun.

Cole’s Instagram.

Cole’s Imdb.

Source: ABC, Special Olympics.org, Parade.

GENEVIEVE BUECHNER

Genevieve is a Canadian actress. Her credits include the Syfy series CAPRICA, the Fox / CW series THE 100, and her lead role of Madison on the Peabody Award winning Lifetime series UnREAL, starring Constance Zimmer and Shiri Appleby.  

She also appeared as a recurring guest on The USA Network THE 4400 and Bravo’s GIRLFRIENDS’ GUIDE TO DIVORCE.

On the film side, she started as a child actress at age ten when landing the lead role in SAINT MONICA. The film went on to be a festival success playing across North America and being selected for the Berlin Film Festival, the Atlantic Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival and the Vancouver Film Festival. She was nominated for a Canadian Leo Award for Best Lead performance by a female in 2003 for that role.

Two years later in 2004 she appeared alongside Robin Williams in the thriller THE FINAL CUT, in 2009 in JENNIFER’S BODY starring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, and in JUDAS KISS in 2011.

She also appeared on episodes of X-FILES, THE KILLING, FRINGE, SUPERNATURAL, and the cult-classic MASTERS OF HORROR to name a few.

Genevieve’s Instagram.

Genevieve’s Twitter.

Genevieve’s Imdb.