Judges 2017 -SDHD

The 1st edition of the Short Docs > High Def will take place on May 5, in Los Angeles.

Our Jury president is award-winninf documentary filmmaker Nicole Watson.

Nicole Watson



Nicole founded the Econic Earth Foundation, running several environmental programs.

Won Best Documentary at the Paris Art and Movie Awards 2016 with her film Survivor Girls.




Actress, Producer and Humanitarian, Nicole Watson has lived and travelled around the world to over 30 countries.  Originally from Vancouver, Canada Watson has been working in the entertainment industry sincethe age of 14, when she began her modeling career and quickly catapulted onto the world stage.  Now a producer based in L.A. Nicole and her business partner formed the company ‘Blak Dot Productions’ and recently executive produced the feature film “Jasmine”, as well they have a feature film titled “Unbound’ in the works.  Nicole continues to ad acting roles to her portfolio, appearing as a lead in feature films, recurring television roles, and commercials.


Nicole recently directed the short documentary film, ‘Sustainable Futures: Survivor Girls’, an impact driven project that documents the installation of a solar energy and water filtration system at a sex trafficking rescue in Kolkata, India.  The film premiered at the Cannes film festival as part of the short film corner and has screened at over 20 festivals around the world winning ‘Best Documentary film’ at the Paris Art and Movie Awards last year.  Currently the project is now being developed into an impact driven television series for network TV.  Watson has worked alongside celebrities, musicians, artists and politicians around the world and has helped to make a difference in the direction of global expansion and energy consumption affecting the environment.  She is the founder of her own 501(c) 3 nonprofit the ‘econic earth foundation’ dedicated to environmental and wildlife conservation.