Programmers

The Festival programming team screens thousands of submissions each year selecting the finest works from around the world.

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

Jennifer Cochis

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

Roya Rastegar

SENIOR PROGRAMMER

Jenn Wilson

SENIOR PROGRAMMER/HEAD OF FILMMAKER RELATIONS

Drea Clark

HEAD OF SHORTS PROGRAMMING

Landon Zakheim

FUTURE FILMMAKERS COORDINATOR

Meghan McWilliams

PROGRAMMERS

Features
Mark Maynard
Stephanie Owens
Ray Price
Sudeep Sharma

ASSOCIATE PROGRAMMERS

Features
Namee Baijal
Cristhian Barron
Jeffy Branion
Cooper Hopkins
Adam Piron
Ana Souza

Shorts
Beth Hanna
Carlos Hatcher
Meghan McWilliams
Paul Sbrizzi
Cedar Sherbert
Ana Souza
Jacques Thelemaque

Web Series
Cooper Hopkins
Malin Kan

PROGRAMMING SPECIALISTS

Sue Ellen Chitunya, African, Middle Eastern and Diasporic Films
Lee Jameson, Web Series

SCREENERS

Malik Aziz
Dawn Borchardt
Eoin Bullock
Sarah Burtch
Rebecca Cavallari
Chris Chou
Rachel Curry
Bryce Fishman
Janell Fletcher
Glen Golightly
Greta Hagen-Richardson
Eddie Hamel
Hal Harvard
Samantha Herndon
Morris Jackson
Patricia Jacobs
Katie Jenkins
Danielle Karagannis
Rachel Kiner
Jeannette Kremer
Heather Lashaway
Amanda Lechner
Kelly Leonardson
Imanah Mahmoud
Miles Maker
Lex McNaughton
Emma Miller
Eric Moore
Craig Parish
Katrina Parker
Olivia Pecini
Emily Porter
Todd Remis
Tamara Rhoads
Alina Solodnikova
Amber Sealey
Mahil Senathiraja
Chloe Simmons
Christopher Smith
Jackie Spafford
Marie Stein
Angie Sutton
Nirali Thakkar
Dustin Thompson
Britain Valenti
Sheila Walcott
Kendra Ware
Sarah Winshall
Katie White
Justin Zsebe

HIGH SCHOOL SHORTS SCREENERS

Andrew Fernandez
Julie Buckholdt
Josh Jaffe
Chester Milton
Liam O’Connor-Savaria
David Saveliev