2014 Films for the Forest Judges

Sarah Backhouse

Sarah Backhouse is Founder of Future360.tv. As a TV host, producer, and sustainability expert, she has worked for a diverse array of broadcasters. She has been honored as one of Asia Pacific’s Leading 50 Women, one of Australia Unlimited’s Global 50, and a host on Al Gore’s 24 Hours of Reality in 2011 and 2012.


Dilly Gent

Dilly Gent & Son specializes in conceptualizing, developing and producing original content, from environmental films, music videos and visuals, to PR events, branded entertainment and advertising campaigns.

Ginger Sledge

Ginger has produced projects during a feature film career spanning from mid-1980’s to present day. She has worked on both studio and independently financed films. Some of Ms. Sledge’s extensive feature credits include “Dark Places,” “Parkland, “Bernie,” “Appaloosa,” “Mickey Blue Eyes,” “The Only Thrill,” “Little Boy Blue” and Richard Linklater’s “Suburbia,” “Waiting for Guffman.” “The Great Buck Howard,” “Lords of Dogtown,” “Sideways” and “Miss Congeniality.”


Richard Linklater

Oscar-nominated Linklater is a respected writer-director and Artistic Director of the Austin Film Society, which he founded in 1985.The Austin Film Society has given out over $800,000 in grants to Texas filmmakers and received the first National Honoree Award from the Directors Guild of America. He is a long-time supporter of Rainforest Partnership and has been a Films for the Forest judge since its inception in 2009. His films include “Fast Food Nation,” “Dazed and Confused’” “School of Rock,” “Before Sunset” and “Boyhood.”