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Judging Panel

Judging panel for the 2017 Australian Drone Film Festival

ADFF Judge - John Jarratt
John Jarratt
John Jarratt has been one of Australia’s best known and respected stars of film, television and theatre since 1974 with more than 75 professional film and television credits having achieved international acclaim for his roles in Wolf Creek (2005), Australia (2008), Django Unchained (2012), Wolf Creek 2 (2013) and Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975).

John made his directorial debut and starred in StalkHer (2015). After “Australia”, John worked with Quentin Tarantino and Jamie Foxx on Django Unchained.

John’s latest released project ‘Wolf Creek TV’, a 6 episode series on ‘Stan’ has broken viewership records and is selling world wide.
ADFF Judge Mat Lewis
Mat Lewis
Mat Lewis, is the TradeStart Advisor for the South West Development Commission in partnership with Austrade since 2005,where he covers export market development for the wine, food, tourism and creative sectors. Over the last 4 years Mat has focused on the development of the Creative Sectors within the South West with the establishment of the development of the Emergence Creative Festival.
ADFF Judge Eddie Codel
Eddie Codel
Eddie Codel is the founder and director of the Flying Robot international Film Festival, the world's first international drone film festival. Based in San Francisco, Eddie runs a live stream consultancy and video production business. When not flying drones or playing pinball, Eddie can be found at
Miranda Edmonds
Miranda Edmonds
Miranda is a film maker and a director of production company Cottesloe Films. Her films include Library of Love, a short musical comedy and Tango Underpants, a short drama set in Argentina, that stars Emma Booth and has played at festivals around the world.
Richard Sowada
Richard Sowada
Director of Revelation Perth International Film Festival & freelance curator.

Sowada has been an active player in the Australian Screen Culture sector of nearly two decades.

As founder of the Revelation Perth International Film Festival in 1997 and remaining as the festival’s director to this day, Sowada has built a considerable reputation as an inventive film curator and vocal advocate of screen culture activity in Australia.
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