The 2014 YPSI 24-Hour Film Shootout has come and gone, and thanks to all who had a hand in helping make this year’s event a success. For a review of the winners, please look on The Shootout page of this website.

There are many elements required to stage a competition such as the YPSI 24-Hour Film Shootout. The panel of judges who determine the winners in YPSI 24 makes one of the most important and challenging contributions to the event. They must review all the entries multiple times and then use their skills in creative analysis to determine the winners. The collective credentials of the 2014 panel of judges are outstanding, and YPSI 24 appreciates the time and expertise that was volunteered by these judges. Please read their brief bios below.


Donald Harrison
Donald Harrison is an independent filmmaker, educator and media arts professional based in Ann Arbor, MI. He produces commercial films, music videos and documentaries through his production company, 7 Cylinders Studio. Harrison served as Executive Director of the Ann Arbor Film Festival from 2008 – 2012. He studied at Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco for five years and received a Bachelor of Arts in social psychology from the University of Michigan.

Beth Harrison Kane
Beth Harrison Kane is an Emmy-award-winning producer and has a Master's Degree in film and video from the University of Michigan. She has worked as a Broadcast Producer for ad agencies in Michigan and California. After stints at Young & Rubicam-Detroit and Chiat/Day-San Francisco, Beth was Executive Producer for San Francisco Production Group -- a production, post-production, 3D animation and effects company. Returning to Michigan, she is pleased to be an adjunct faculty member in the Communication Department at WCC, teaching scriptwriting and other Broadcast Arts and communication classes.

Ryan Molloy
Ryan Molloy is a freelance designer, artist, educator, and inter-disciplinary designer currently teaching Graphic Design at Eastern Michigan University. His design work has received several awards, including the Art Directors Club Young Guns award, and his video work has been featured in the prestigious OneDotZero film festival. In addition to exhibits in Ann Arbor and Detroit, his work has been exhibited at the Austin Museum of Digital Art, Sheffield’s Millennium Galleries in the U.K., and at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Molloy is a co-coordinator for the Open Book Workshop, an experimental book workshop based on the 2010 exhibition Open Book: An International Survey of Experimental Books, and was co-recipient of a 2012 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Art Works grant for the workshop and a subsequent publication The Open Book Project.

Jennifer Proctor
Jennifer Proctor is a filmmaker and media artist whose work encompasses experimental and interactive documentary, issues of gender representation, and experimental film remakes. She is a former director of the Austin Cinemaker Co-op, Cinematexas Film Festival, and Iowa City Microcinema. Jennifer has Master’s Degrees in Film Studies and Film & Video Production from the University of Iowa. She is currently an Assistant Professor in Journalism and Screen Studies at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. In her spare time, she studies abnormal feline behavior.
Thanks to all the 2014 participants! We look forward to seeing you next year!

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