Alissa Simon is a Senior Programmer for the Palm Springs International Film Festival and film reviewer for the American trade magazine Variety. Simon will be a guest at the festival for the third time, but she attended the festival last year as well. Among other things she has served on international film festival juries in Göteborg, Cannes, Amsterdam, San Francisco, Sarajevo, Sochi, Cluj, Torino, Montreal and Vancouver. It could be said that Simon attends film festivals for a living, but she attends about 12 to 15 festivals each year. We are truly honored that Stockfish is one of them for the third time!
Simon is a member of this year’s Shortfish jury, the short film competition at Stockfish.