Documentary Division Judges

Priya Mathew

Priya Mathew is the editorial director of events at Axios. Previously, she was a senior producer for the Washington Post’s live journalism division where she produced interviews with notable newsmakers including former President Barack Obama, Senator Ted Cruz, Rep. Adam Schiff, Bill and Melinda Gates, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Jane Goodall, Willie Nelson, Common and Hasan Minhaj.

Nathan Thompson

Nathan Thompson is the owner of production company Contrast Visuals, rental house Contrast Cine, studio The Backlot, and is President of the Nashville Filmmakers Guild. From capturing the war in Afghanistan, to brand films in the UK, and docs in Norway and the Caribbean, Nathan is internationally seasoned. He is a 19 time Emmy Award winning filmmaker and has DP'ed productions for Amazon, Google, Jack Daniel's, Hardees, Spotify, ESPN, Taylor Swift, Nicole Kidman, Brett Favre, Wayne Gretzky and more. He is an NPPA alumnus and the 2012 Ernie Crisp Television News Photographer Of The Year.

Raquel Natalicchio

Raquel Natalicchio is an award winning independent visual storyteller based in Los Angeles, CA. She is currently focused on photo documenting social justice and immigration issues in the United States and along the US/Mexico border. “As a storyteller I believe in the power of image and story as having the ability to not only inspire but also expand our awareness. Images allow us to dive into all the layers of our world and gain a greater understanding of our environment and each other. They also are a place where worlds can be created and the future imagined."

Nathan O'Neal

Nathan O'Neal is an investigative reporter at FOX 9 in Minneapolis-St. Paul. He previously worked in Las Vegas, Albuquerque and Tucson. He is a graduate of the Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.