We are delighted to welcome Sheffield based Rob Speranza to the 2021 jury, Rob will be selecting the Best Yorkshire Film winner!
Rob Speranza is a film producer and line producer from Brooklyn, New York, based in Sheffield. Rob runs the South Yorkshire Filmmakers Network in Sheffield, supporting filmmakers in the region for over 15 years.
He’s produced 16 short films and six feature films, including Arthur and Merlin, Entity, and Small Creatures. He has enjoyed screenings at hundreds of festivals globally and has won over 75 awards for his work.
Rob has been a drama programmer for the BAFTA-qualifying Aesthetica Film Festival since 2014 and is also on the Grand Jury for the Bolton Film Festival. This is his first year judging for the Sheffield Short Film Festival. He holds an MA and PhD from the University of Sheffield for his work around film and poetry.