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Artist organization, GLOVEBOX is hosting its first ever film festival June 11th at the Somerville Theatre. This juried festival will showcase short films and animations from emerging artists. The Festival is also hosting a mini poetry slam in between films.



Meet the Judges

We are proud to announce the judges of the Glovebox Short Film & Animation Festival 2011.





Austin Elson and Emily Gallagher
Emily Gallagher is a co-founder of Born Lucky Studios, a boutique video production and post-production house.   Along with her partner Austin Elston, she’s been working in the industry for 10 years.  Together they’ve shot and cut everything from live music concerts to political ads to episodic television shows to music videos to national TV ads to award-winning documentaries.

Emily currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.


Austin Elston is a co-founder of Born Lucky Studios, a boutique video production and post-production house.   Along with his partner Emily Gallagher, he’s been working in the industry for 10 years. Together they’ve shot and cut everything from live music concerts to political ads to episodic television shows to music videos to national TV ads to award-winning documentaries.

Austin currently resides in Philadelphia, PA.



Jeff Stern
Jeff Stern is a Boston-based filmmaker and actor whose work has screened at the Woods Hole,  Olympia, New Hampshire andBoston Underground Film Festivals, among others. He is the co-producer and host of Open Screen, a monthly forum for independent, underground films held at the Somerville Theatre in Somerville, MA.  In January 2009, he finished production on the independent feature film Good Work, in which Jeff stars as Jason. In summer 2009, Jeff co-produced and starred in the independent feature film Party Like It’s a Verb. Both films are currently being sent out to film festivals. Jeff works at Bentley University, where he teaches Media Production. He lives in Cambridge, MA near a bunch of baseball diamonds with his wife, Anna Goldsmith, and son, Leo Coolidge. His website is thegoodoldfuture.com








Jeremy Alliger
JEREMY ALLIGER, is the Executive Producer of Alliger Arts, and was the founder and for 20 years the Artistic and Executive Director of Dance Umbrella, one of the most active producers of contemporary dance in the U.S. He is the Producer/Creator of "Cool Heat Urban Beat", an international Jazz Tap/Hip Hop percussive touring show, producer of the award winning, “Coming Up For Air: An AutoJAZZography”, and genre shattering, “GIMP” He has produced over 15 unique festival gatherings and touring productions, including the first-ever Aerial Dance Festival, numerous Jazz Tap and Hip Hop festivals and tours, and the unprecedented International Festival of Wheelchair Dance. For his artistic leadership and his commitment to challenge perceptions, push boundaries, and promote cultural understanding he has received the prestigious state of Massachusetts "Commonwealth Award” and the National Disability Rights  “Eagle” award. He was received Emerson College’s "Alumni Achievement" Award.  Mr. Alliger was a featured speaker at the Kennedy Center/National Forum on Careers in the Arts for people with Disabilities. He has served as a Panel Chair at the National Endowment for the arts, and the Chair of the Boston Cultural Council, appointed by Mayor Menino. He has served as a panelist and artistic advisor for a long list of organizations including the MacArthur and Guggenheim Foundations. He spearheaded the creation of a Multicultural Dance Curriculum. Inside Arts Magazine published his essay, "A Lasting Impact beyond the Stage" He serves on the board of VSA Arts of Massachusetts .
"My passion is to present performances that shatter preconceived notions about what dance and performance is. My passion is to identify and support new movement trends. The work is always about quality, excitement, creating opportunity and developing new audiences with an appetite for experimentation"     
-Jeremy Alliger, Executive Producer






Maddy Kadish
Maddy Kadish is a Boston-based freelance writer, multimedia producer, and instructional designer with an eye towards digital strategy for film and filmmakers. She is a Staff Writer for The Independent and a writer for NewEnglandFilm.com, where she has profiled festivals, filmmakers, and industry trends. She has worked for the Boston Jewish Film Festival in the areas of programming and theater management.

Maddy spent 10 years as a film, video, and multimedia producer, specializing in educational media. She won a Telly Award in 2004 for her work on "Inside the Orchestra," a video about music appreciation. In 2009, she received an Interactive Award for Kids, Tweens, and Teens from MITX (Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange) for her work on "LifeSkills," an animated CD-ROM series for kids.

She currently works as an Instructional Designer at Pearson Education developing digital products for middle and high school students in the areas of Spanish and Social Studies. She holds a B.S. from Cornell University and an Ed.M. from Harvard University.