President / Head Judge
Chaplin Dr. Tamia Dow
Director / Producer
Director / Producer
Ruben Maria Soriquez
Actor / Director / Producer
Actor / Writer / Director
Tonya Canady is an actress, and producer. Recently seen on Mark Ruffalo’s HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True, Tonya has been acting since she was 11. Being a caregiver has been a challenge while also being a catalyst to her success.
Suzette Troché-Stapp is the president of TMIF, as well as an award winning director, producer and star-photographer / multi-media artist.
Ruben Maria Soriquez is an award winning Italian actor, director, producer and writer. CEO of See Thru Pictures Inc. he has directed several feature films (5 of which distributed in the US and 1 on Netflix Italy) and produced 10 feature films across Europe and Asia. Ruben attended several masterclasses with outstanding American script writers such as David Mamet and Aaron Sorkin and with directors like Alan Parker and Giuseppe Tornatore. Member of the jury of several film festivals in Asia and Europe he is the founder of EPIFF (European Philippine International Film Festival) and the main promoter of the Venice Film Festival in Manila, a selection of films from the prestigious Venice Film Festival of Italy screening in Manila.
Chaplain Tamia Dow is a retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Domestic Violence Detective (DV). She is a sought after International Speaker and Trainer, award winning filmmaker, and author. She trains both citizen organizations and law enforcement officers locally and internationally in the area of Human (Labor and Sex) Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Threat Assessment, Stalking and Personal Safety for Women and Children.
Marianna Mankowska is an animator, illustrator and film director from Krakow, Poland. Her animations are hand drawn watercolor paper pieces.
Jacqueline Salgado is a Honduran actress who made her big screen debut alongside award-winning actors Daniel Zacapa and Mario Cimarro in a major screen production filmed in the Bay Islands. Jacqueline has a very diverse skill set with a wide range of acting experiences including film, theatre, commercial acting and promotional tours. Jacqueline continues to hone her craft by taking acting classes in both Honduras and the United States.
Curtis Webster is an actor, writer, and producer. He holds a Certificate in Screenwriting from the University of California at Irvine. Curtis’ television acting credits include This Is Us, Legion, The Trial Of Timothy Richard Heidecker, and I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson. His film acting credits include Mister America and the NETFLIX break-out horror hit, 1BR. Curtis lives in Agoura Hills, California, with his very patient and extremely supportive spouse, Kay, and a very demanding little cat named Sansa.