2019 SDI ADJUDICATORS
Simon Fildes is an international award-winning film-maker, artist and teacher who has worked in a range of organizations and educational institutions as a researcher, creative producer, project manager and lecturer. Simon is a respected editor and director of documentaries, promos and short films; as well as an interactive installation artist. This has taken Simon from Rio de Janeiro to Addis Ababa, Hong Kong to Sydney; lecturing, leading workshops and chairing debates from Beijing to Buenos Aires, Den Haag to Salt Lake City. He has received a range of arts funding in Scotland and Internationally, and has exhibited at festivals, galleries and site specific locations around the world.
Rachel Miller (B.A., M.F.A.) is a company dancer, instructor, choreographer, and RAD Fest Curator for Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. She is currently on faculty at Grand Valley State University, is the Co-Director for the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp Dance Department, and is the 2018 Dance MFA Thesis Coordinator for Hollins University. Miller attended The Ohio State University as a Dance Major, holds a BA in Creative Writing through Western Michigan University, and an MFA in Dance through Hollins University in partnership with the former Forsythe Company of Frankfurt, Germany. Her choreographic research concerns the politics of body and space as well as gender and power. Her works range from thematic dance works to dance theater works to screendance works to interdisciplinary collaborations with other artists. She has performed all over the country, and her independent works have been presented in Kalamazoo, Detroit, South Bend, Las Vegas, New Orleans, New York, Chicago, Fringe Festival Praha (Prague), Indianapolis, and has had a piece of choreography commissioned as a work of study for the Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education Kalamazoo Chapter. Miller is a 2005 recipient of the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation Emerging Artist Grant and a 2010 recipient of the Kalamazoo Artist Development Initiative Grant. She has also sat on the adjudication panels for the Motor City Dance on Film Festival, Screen. Dance. Now., and Screendance International.
Hyonok Kim is award winning choreographer and filmmaker. Awards include New York International Film Festival Best Experimental Award, Dance on Camera Gold Award, Canada Shorts Film Festival Award, Equus Film Festival Winnie Award. Grand Prix Teruel International Video Competition Spain.Official Selection includes Los Angeles Independent Film Award Festival, Brooklyn Film Festival, Europa Film Festival, Moving Images Film Festival, International of Film on Art, Cinedans Dance Screen Amsterdam, Jumping Frames International Dance Video Festival, Sans Souci Festival of Dance Cinema, etc. Her dance films have been broadcasted by TF1 TV, Canal+ in France, ABC in Australia, KBS, MBC, SBS in Korea, the Shanghai National TV in China and Kanal 4 in Germany. She received PhD on Art at Universite de Paris I and studied dance at Universite de Paris IV. She also studied film directing at New York Film Academy. She has been Keimyung University Dance Department faculty.