NSAEN Film Festivalis pleased to announce its distinguished panel of judges for this year’s festival.
Swedish born- and Los Angeles based actress Jannica Olin is a graduate of The Neighborhood Playhouse in New York. She has appeared in plays Off Off Broadway as well as having worked in film and theatre in London. Credits include the UK film noir thriller, Third Contact, which had its’ world premiere at The British Film Institute in London (2013) followed by an extensive cinema tour around Europe, Canada and the US. The experimental short film Jukka which screened at Cannes Short film Corner (2009) and picked up the Audience Award at the European Film Awards (2009). Jannica can also be seen in Jessie J’s empowering music video Queen as well as the “Emotion Picture”; Dirty Computer with Janelle Monae. Jannica has had Alopecia since 2013 and lost all her hair six months later in 2014. Her new unique look is truly her superpower. She gets to empower and inspire people to embrace themselves fully by keeping on living her dream and representing a different idea of beauty in media. In 2017 Jannica was nominated by The Los Angeles Business Journal for their annual Women’s Summit. The event is designed to recognize and honor outstanding professional women who have made significant contributions to their professions and the Los Angeles community.
Producer/Director/Screenwriter/Actress/Plus-Size Model/Television and Radio Host
Priscilla Leona is an award winning producer. She currently works in the entertainment industry as: Producer, Executive Producer, Director, Screenwriter, Actress, Plus-Size Model, Television and Radio Host. Her journey in the entertainment industry began on the East coast working for years in various positions of Community Theater. After receiving her degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing, she decided to pursue a career as a Producer in the entertainment industry and moved to California. Upon her arrival, Priscilla attended Acting and Directing classes at UCLA. Her education, experience, work ethic, talent, positive perspective and charismatic traits paved the path that led to working with professionals in the entertainment industry such as: Jane Lynch, David Schwimmer, Danny DeVito, Eric Stoltz, Daryl Hannah, Fred Savage, Mark Harmon, Maximilian Schell, Peisha McPhee, Michael Orland, CeCe Peniston, Brely Evans, Ernest Thomas, Bill Duke, Bill Cobbs, Dorian Missick and so many more.
Andrea Emanuela Bossoni
Film Director / Scriptwriter
Andrea Emanuela Bossoni. Born in Milan, Italy, on July 11th, 1974.
Jewish and born between two cultures, Andrea has a great mind-openness.
She attends lower and higher secondary school in Milan, Italy.
She gets a General Certificate of Education in tourism as Tour Operator in 1995. In 1996, after passing the examination test in three sections, she enters her name and starts attending a two-year professional course at the Motion Pictures, TV and New Media Professional School of Milan, Italy. She gets a post-diploma degree as director assistant / production assistant in 1997.
She’s scriptwriter since 1995, film director since 2002. She wrote, directed, sometimes edited and produced all her audiovisual works.
In 1998 she starts working as second assistant director during the theatrical rehearsals of Mr Moni Ovadia and TheaterOrchestra “Il Crepuscolo delle Madri” at the Piccolo Teatro of Milan.
Several works as freelance between France and Italy follow. In France she works as assistant director and scriptwriter. She is also one of the organization members of a film festival in Rennes, Brittany, France.
She works as scriptwriter from 1995. In 2002 she becomes a professional independent film director. Her first short film written, directed and self-financed and produced “Ricordi Metropolitani” (“Souvenirs Urbains”, “City Recollections”, Betacam SP, 29’, colour – b/w, Italy, broadcasted at the TSR 2, second channel of Télévision Suisse Romande within the TV programme “Signes” in January 2003) wins two awards, one in Brussels in 2002 and the second one in Milan in 2005.
In 2003 / 2004 she writes, co-directs and co-edits “Le Rêve d’Un Jour” (original title in French), a tribute to Chaplin and a tribute to the theatre poetics), her second independent short film within a professional editing course (analogical and digital techniques) at the CFTA Institute in Milan.
In 2007, after two years of pre-production, she writes, directs and self-finances her third short film “La Voce di Barbara” (“Barbara’s Voice”) about dance and deafness where she reverses social roles showing that handicap is very often just a mental, social or cultural limit.
“La Voce di Barbara” wins an award on November 2008 as “Best Document” at the 35th Edition of the International Independent Film Festival of Brussels, Belgium.
Between August and September 2008 she writes a novel “Le Crisalidi di Lubiana” printed and published by Zerounoundici Edizioni getting a good review in terms of audience and critics.
In May-June 2009 she directs and edits her first art video about the artworks of a young talented Macedonian artist, Nevenka Zraveva, “A Look Beyond – A Journey Into Gala’s Vision” for an art event in parallel of Biennale di Venezia 2009.
In 2011 she writes, directs and edits “My New Life In Skopje” (June 2011), a docu-fiction in two versions. She also engaged in developing a challenging cross-cultural project, feature film project “Le Match de Ma Vie” (“The Match of My Life”), her first feature film about sports, friendship and the courage to face the loss and getting back to life again.
In 2012 she writes, directs and edits “The Bridge of Memory”(a short film), “It’s A MovieBusiness” (a short film) and “To Sing Her Life” (a documentary) in Skopje, Macedonia.
In 2012 she graduates and gets a BA in Cinema and TV Directing at ESRA University for Audiovisual arts in Skopje, Macedonia.
In 2013 she writes and publishes her second novel, “The Next Chance”, a short story within a young talented new authors short stories collection published in Rome, Italy.
In 2015 she develops “Le Refuge des Miracles” (a documentary). “Second Chance” (a French-Macedonian film production and co-production) and a new script, “The 17th Day”.
In 2016 she writes, directs and produces “Second Chance”, a fiction short film, a cross-cultural projects between France and Macedonia, spoken in two languages, subtitled in six languages, released in 2017 and sent to many renowned international film festivals.
She is currently searching for some film producers among France and other countries to produce “Le Match de MaVie”, a stunning and challenging cross-cultural feature film story.
Big challenges and a fiery passion move her inner engine to work hard and get excellent results besides growing as artist and human being.
Jessica "It's All Good" Williams
Jessica It’s All Good Williams is a vibrant, clean and positive comedian who is here to change the world one mic at a time! This southern, chocolate dipped gal brings to the stage her unique perspective, her crazy, real life stories, and a bold stage presence that appeals to the masses. With a background in theatre and leadership, Jessica also produces comedy shows around the Greater-Atlanta area.
This actor/model turned stand-up comedian started doing comical motivational speaking while in college and over the years her speeches evolved into very entertaining comical routines. After doing improv for a number of years, she mixed her improv skills with her comical speeches and became a comedian. She has performed acrossed the country at colleges, churches, special events, and fund-raisers. She even had the opportunity to work with the City of Atlanta to become the safety video girl for their brand new Streetcars as well as co-produced one of her comedy specials in Hollywood, CA! Her fun style, along with her witty, positive attitude brings an extra light to the stage and engages her audience to guarantee a good time! Whether it’s hosting, DJing, or comedy, it’s always all good!
Shareese Mason is an actor, director, and writer. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She trained with Clarence Gilyard, Nate Bynum, Allen Hooper, Scott Sedita, etc. In addition to working as an actress for the stage and the screen, she has produced several independent films. Her love for film led her to create the first ever StreamFest. Filmmakers throughout the United States will have the opportunity to share their stories to an audience via a Live Streaming Event.
Destiny Faith is an actor, writer, and producer in Las Vegas, NV, whose professional work includes stage and film. Although Destiny is best known for her live performances and independent film work in front of the camera, she has also found joy in film and theater production behind the scenes. With her screenwriting and directorial debut of her short film, The Trap, under her production company, Grayscale Productions, Destiny has gone on to win awards in the US Festival Circuit such as NSAEN Film Festival, NV Women Film’s Festival 2016 Winner of Local Filmmaker of the year and the Culver City Film Festival Social Awareness award in 2018. Destiny is a lifelong learner who enjoys growing in human connection and challenging perspectives through storytelling.