Jon Betz is an award-winning independent documentary filmmaker. He is the co-director and co-producer of SEED: The Untold Story (World Premiere, EFF 2016) and the producer and editor for QUEEN OF THE SUN: What Are the Bees Telling Us? (2010). QUEEN OF THE SUN was critically- acclaimed during it’s U.S. theatrical release and heralded by The New York Times as “Revelatory! A Critic’s Pick” His previous film, MEMORIZE YOU SAW IT (2008) journals his experience as an aid worker living with former-child soldiers in Eastern Uganda. Betz is a Fledgling Outreach and Engagement and Lab Fellow and a GOODPITCH alumni and a graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently the director of Collective Eye Films, a non-profit media production and distribution organization based in Portland, Oregon.