Juno Films Curation and Strategy


Elizabeth SheldonElizabeth Sheldon is the founding partner and Chief Executive Officer of Juno Films. She implements a collaborative approach with feature and documentary filmmakers and producers to secure funding and develop and execute bespoke all-rights releases. Current film releases include The Last Refugees, God Knows Where I Am, Cielo, Constructing Albert, and The Silk and the Flame. 

Prior to launching Juno, Elizabeth was Chief Operating Officer of BOND/360 where she oversaw the release of such films as The Settlers, Strike a Pose, Karl Marx City and The War Show. Prior she was the Senior Vice President at Kino Lorber, Inc, a leading North American independent distributor of critically acclaimed films such as A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Jafar Panahi's Taxi, and 5 Broken Cameras

She was Vice President at Lorber HT Digital where she launched the Alive Mind Cinema label. The early stage of her career was built in the educational market, where she oversaw acquisitions and business development for two of the leading North America educational distributors. She has been recognized as one of the '50 Most Powerful People' in the documentary world by POV, is the recipient of three NEH Grants for film development and is a frequent industry panelist and guest speaker.

Elizabeth spends her spare time as a competitive master rower. She earned her MA from Princeton University in German Studies and a BA from Mills College in Philosophy. She was the recipient of a Fulbright Scholarship and numerous grants for film development from the NEH and  educational distribution from the Carnegie Corporation. She serves on the board of World Wide Motion Picture Corporation. 

 See a list of select panels Elizabeth has moderated 


Alexander Kandaurov is the founding partner and Chief Technology Officer of Juno Films. Alexander’s background spans from advertising to system architecture with a focus on development and implementation of Over-The-Top Content (OTT) delivery technologies. Alexander launched the VOD platform myfilmblog.com in 2007, where he successfully cultivated a high-level of user engagement and digital delivery direct-to-consumer. The online philosophy community portal Philospot.com generated over 30,000 visits per day. In 2014 Alexander launched Cinedu, which served as a digital fulfillment platform for Kino to the educational market. 

Prior to developing technologies for seamless digital delivery, Alexander spent a decade in advertising on Madison Avenue as a Creative Art Director at Young & Rubicam New York, where he was part of a creative team behind the 110 million dollar account for Youth Smoking Prevention and was responsible for both print and video commercials for national TV, theatrical, Super Bowl and outdoor advertising in Europe. Prior to that Alexander was an Art Director at the New York advertising boutique Mad Dog and Englishmen.