Judges

Garden Route International Film Festival



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. While attending USC she studied Performing Arts with renowned acting coach Eric Morris of the American New Theatre.

Karen worked for Francis Ford Coppola’s American Zoetrope in the casting department and then in development and script analysis for the Jacobsen Company, a subsidiary of the Walt Disney Studios. Some of the projects she supported during this time were Mission to Mars and My Friend Joe.

Since 2009, Ms Cifarelli is the owner of the Cifarelli Talent Consulting firm where she manages multilingual international actors for film, TV and theatre productions. Ms Cifarelli is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and official juror of the 47th International Emmy Awards.