Judges

Garden Route International Film Festival



Nicci Topping - CDA, CSA

Nicci has been a professional Casting Director for over 20 years across multiple commercial, film and TV projects and is committed to delivering casting services of the highest possible level.

Jochen Alexander Freydank

Jochen is an Academy Award winning director from Germany. He grew up in East Berlin and started his film career as an editor and assistant director. He also founded a production company Mephisto Film...

Karen Cifarelli

Karen Cifarelli has a BS in International Relations from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She is a two time recipient of the prestigious Grace Ford Salvatori Community Service Award.

Sean Cameron Michael

Multi award-winning veteran South African actor Sean Cameron Michael is today regarded as one of Africa's most successful exports to Hollywood. With a professional career spanning over three decades...

Ian Perryman

As supportive partner and judge in the Knysna International Film Festival of 2019, Ian also is a local entrepreneur in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry, where he has strived for success with his Guesthouse...