Meet the Directors & Jurors

Director

Sophia Abraham RavesonSophia Abraham Raveson (Haverford ’18) is excited to be returning to the Tri-Co Film Festival as the Festival Director. Sophia studied English and Africana Studies at Haverford, and loves working to showcase diverse narratives. She served as the Program and Administrative Assistant at BlackStar Film Festival for the last three years and truly enjoys programming film festivals. In addition to her festival work, Sophia loves to dance, perform karaoke, and write music with her new band where she is playing the drums for the first time!

Associate Director

Eddie OgbornEddie Ogborn, from Littleton, CO, graduated from Haverford College in 2019. They majored Comparative Literature (French and English) with a particular focus on film theory and production. Eddie was a Student Fellow for the 2018 DocuLab project Dizhsa Nabani, a documentary series about a Zapotec language and culture in Oaxaca, Mexico. The following summer, they worked as Project Coordinator for the 2019 DocuLab, which produced the documentary Bicentennial City, an exploration of the social tensions at play in Philly during the American Bicentennial celebration. They are currently editing a short documentary about water access issues in the Nairobi which was shot in November of 2019. Eddie is thrilled to be co-directing the Festival, and cannot wait to see what wonderful works the TriCo film community has in store for this year!

Jurors

GeordenGeorden West (pronouns: they, them) is a time-based media and installation artist whose work reflects the subculture, history, and daily lives of queer people. Their moving-image work focuses on queering the art house film.

Georden apprenticed within the fashion industry internationally, assisting on shoots for clients including British Vogue, Dior, V Magazine, and AnOther Magazine while at Nick Knight’s London-based SHOWstudio. Their Oscar-qualified work has screened at festivals including Outfest, the International Fashion Film Awards, and, most recently, won gold at the 2019 Student Academy Awards.

Georden holds a BA and a Certificate in Advanced Leadership Studies from an unnamed university where they were a Batten Scholar and the recipient of the Annie Terrill Bushnell Leadership and Nicole Kohn Film Awards. They went on to be an Emerson Fellow and received their MFA from Emerson College where they serve as an affiliate faculty member.

Tayarisha PoeTayarisha Poe is a storyteller from West Philadelphia who believes that all stories are inherently multi-sensory and multi-dimensional, and should be told that way. Presently, she is works as a writer and director for film and television. In 2017 she was selected for the Sundance Screenwriters and Directors Labs. She is a 2017 Pew Fellow. She was listed as one of Variety’s 10 Directors To Watch in 2019. Her first feature film, SELAH AND THE SPADES, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, and will be released April 17th via Amazon Studios.

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