Who's Judging the Beliefnet Film Awards 2009?
Meet our panel of judges, and learn how the judging works.
The Panel of Judges
- Dilshad Ali is Beliefnet's Islam editor.
- Paul Asay is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, Christianity Today, and Beliefnet.
- Saul Austerlitz, a writer and film critic living in New York City, is a frequent contributor to Beliefnet. He is the author of "Money for Nothing: A History of the Music Video from the Beatles to the White Stripes."
- Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat are the directors of the multifaith website SpiritualityandPractice.com, where they have a database of more than 3,500 film reviews as well as discussion guides to movies for small groups and other special features. They are the authors of "Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life," now available on DVD.
- Rebecca Cusey is an L.A.-based entertainment reporter.
- Craig Detweiler directs the Reel Spirituality Institute at Fuller Theological Seminary. His feature documentary, "Purple State of Mind," is touring the country in 2008. Screening schedule at www.purplestateofmind.com.
- Patton Dodd is the Christianity editor at Beliefnet.
- Brandon Fibbs is a film critic for The Colorado Springs Gazette, Christianity Today Movies, and Cinemattraction. He has a BA in English Literature from the University of Colorado and an MA in Cinema Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. His work can be read at www.brandonfibbs.com
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