MAY 2021 ADJUDICATOR

Jessica Orcsik

Jessica Orcsik’s professional career began at age 4 on Australian TV show Richmond Hill. Since  then has worked on various Stage, TV & Film Productions in both the United States and Australia.  As dancer and choreographer, she was able to perform and produce shows with professional  Australian dance companies, National television shows, films and events.

Director of the American Arts Film & Television Academy, Jessica’s love of the arts has seen her  entrepreneurial skills soar and she has dedicated much of her career to educating artists in Film,  Television & Performing Arts. Her success in international mentorships and artist development

programs, in Australia and Hollywood, make her a leading curator in arts education for creatives  around the world. This has also leant to her recent launch of her podcast ArtArtistBiz.

Producing and hosting a variety of public events and competitions across Australia and in Los  Angeles, including “On Broadway”; “Don’t Dis Disabilities Dance Extravaganza” and Focus On  Ability International Short Film Festival. These events support inclusion & diversity within the  performing arts and facilitate international experiences for creatives. Through this her short  documentary “Stepping Into Focus” became a starting point for her production career.

Jessica’s new production company Diversity Entertainment, LLC (affiliated with J.O. International  Productions & Diversity Pictures) has seen her enter the world of writing and directing. Her recent  film “A Death Perspective” (writer, director and actor) has received numerous awards across  festivals including Best Indie Short & Best Women’s Short at the Independent Short Awards. As  well as an Honourable Mention at Global Shorts, Los Angeles both recognised by IMDB. More  recently gaining her selection for the Artists Emerging Initiative with Ermantourage. As associate  producer her Australian feature “Unsound” with WiseGoat Productions, recently won Melbourne  Queer Festival and rated 3rd for Top 10 Australian Films of 2020.