Mosaic Film Festival Jury Members

We are pleased to have an experienced and credible jury at the festival this year.

Dr. Dave Douglas (Professor)

Dr. David Douglas presently teaches at the School of Cinema of Concordia University. His courses include History of Cinema, Canadian Cinema, World Cinema(s), Bollywood Cinema, The Movie Soundtrack, Film Theory, the Hollywood Studio System, the Red Scare in Hollywood and the Musical. He is a contributor to South American Cinema: A Critical Filmography 1915-94 (U. of Texas Press, 1996) and Guide to the Cinemas of Canada (2001). He has also published in the Canadian Journal of Film Studies and Cinema Canada and contributed to the online journal As co-creator of the Pioneers in Independent Canadian Cinema Project, he has been responsible for the restoration and several dvd releases. Since 2008, Dr. Douglas has been a regular Visiting Professor, teaching Avant-garde Cinema, at the Escuela Internacional de Cine y Television in San Antonio de los BaƱos, Cuba. He has also taught in the Altos Estudios program of the EICTV. Dr. Douglas is a past Chair of the Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre and the past Vice-president of the Film Studies Association of Canada (2009 - 2011).

Karina Rotenstein

Karina Rotenstein is an independent film consultant and producer, who specializing in film festival operations, curation, and creative development in documentary and fiction. Ms. Rotenstein most recently concluded a four-year role as Programming Manager at Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary Festival and Market. She has served on numerous film festival juries and panels including the Toronto International Film Festival and Canada's Top Ten, the Calgary International Film Festival, South Asian International Film Festival (NYC), Cleveland International Film Festival, Bahamas International Film Festival, and Silverdocs. She is based in Toronto, and is currently an Associate Producer of Yoav Shamir's "10% -What Makes A Hero?"; and serving as an acquisitions consultant for, an online distributor for South Asian cinema.

Richie Mehta

Richie Mehta's debut feature film AMAL shot to critical acclaim and set him up as one of the stars of the Canadian film industry. AMAL has won over 30 international awards, was nominated for 6 Genie awards (Canadian Academy Awards), including Best Picture, Director, and Adapted Screenplay, and was named one of the top ten Canadian films of the decade by Playback Magazine (Canada's Variety). AMAL which was also written by Richie Mehta, is currently being adapted into an American remake by producer Oprah Winfrey and Harpo Films. Trained as a painter and sculptor, Mehta attended the University of Toronto's Art and Art History and Cinema Studies program and Sheridan College's Advanced Television and Film program. He's been mentored by directors such as Wim Wenders, Shekhar Kapur and Brian DePalma. Mehta is currently working on two feature films, including I'll Follow You Down, starring Haley Joel Osment, Gillian Anderson, Victor Garber, and Rufus Sewell.