Peter Blach is an independent filmmaker and the founder of Klip Films.


He has many years experience working in the film and TV industry and is currently on pre-production for his first feature film. Details here.

Zachary Cooke

We are very lucky to have had some excellent judges from the professional filmmaking community in Kent give up some of their free time to judge the competition:

Peter Blach

Jez Giddings is the founder and chief tutor of Broadcasting and Media Production at The EDGE School of Creative and Business, Folkestone’s very own film school at East Kent College

Nicholette Goff

Diane Dever

Jan Dunn

Diane Dever is the curator of Folkestone Fringe and was an artist contributor to the 2014 Folkestone Triennial with her “Pent Houses” collaboration. She was co-curator of the recent Arts and Mental Health festival ”Normal?” at Folkestone Quarterhouse.

Dominic Pillai is an award-winning independent filmmaker and co-founder of JustaRide Films.


Throughout his work with Screen South and ARRCC, Dominic has used the medium of film to work with diverse areas of the community.

Jan Dunn is the Kent-based international award-winning director of Gypo (a film made under the Dogme 95 rules), Ruby Blue and The Calling.

The Folkestone 52 Hour Film Challenge - write, shoot and edit a short film in a weekend

Dominic Pillai

Nicholette Goff was co-founder and co-director of Wired Women, an Arts Council funded project set up to train women artists in the use of sound and stop-frame video, as an extension and development of their usual art practice. 


She has an MA in Art Criticism and Theory, and has been Artist in Residence, in amongst other places, local (Kent) Sites of Special Scientific Interest such as Dungeness Peninsula.

Zachary Cooke is a producer at The Film Factory, Folkestone, providing video production services, filmmaking workshops and film screenings in Kent and the South East

The judges

Jez Giddings