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Meet the Judges


We heartily thank our judges who spend hours and hours enjoying your films and sharing their insights with us. While we would love to screen all the submissions we receive, we don’t have enough time! Judges’ comments are not available to filmmakers or the public, but know that they are some of your strongest supporters.

Marsha Gordon

LFF judge Marsha GgordonDr. Marsha Gordon is Associate Professor of Film Studies at North Carolina State University. She is the author of Hollywood Ambitions: Celebrity in the Movie Age, co-editor of Learning with the Lights Off: Educational Film in the United States, and former editor of The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists. Marsha is currently at work on a book about director Sam Fuller’s war films, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. Marsha also has a monthly show, Movies on the Radio, a series of conversations about the silver screen, from the producers of NPR’s The State of Things.

Craig Lindsey

LFF judge Craig Lindsey
Craig Lindsey, film critic for the Raleigh News & Observer, offers this information about himself: “Craig D. Lindsey used to be somebody. Now he’s a freelancer. You can read all his latest articles over at his blog, Uncle Crizzle and the Crap He’s Written.” We believe that Craig IS Somebody Special.

Noel T. Manning II

LFF judge Noel T Manning II
Noel T. Manning II has been reporting entertainment news and reviewing films, music, television shows, and other media since 1991. He is a charter member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, serves on the North Carolina Film Critics Association, and co-founded the Real to Reel International Film Festival in Kings Mountain (Cleveland County). He also serves as an adjunct professor of film studies at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs.



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