Staff

FESTIVAL STAFF

Ethan Van Thillo, Founder/Executive Director
Moisés Esparza, Exhibitions Manager
Juan Lopez, Exhibitions Coordinator
Larissa Vega, Talent Relations Coordinator
Laura Castañeda, Press Pass International
Marielena Castellanos, Press Coordinator
Susana Franco, Press Coordinator
Pilar Kuri, Sabor Latino Coordinator
Keli Palleres, Talent Relations Associate
Andy Gonzalez, Arte Latino
Saul Silva, Sonido Latino
Paola Hernández-Jiao, Festival Ambassador / Host
Rogelio Arenas, Special Events Planner/Dj
Blanca Garcia, Special Events Planner
Jositux Guaimas, Web Design
Franko Rosas, Graphic Design
Brittany Crowe, Marketing & Graphic Design Coordinator
Greg Penetrante, Technology Associate
Miguel Rodriguez, Guest Festival Programmer
Ruben Reyes, Festival Assistance
Yakira Delgadillo, Festival Assistance
Anissa Ruiz, Festival Assistance

Film Jury

TBA

Interns / Volunteers

Felipe Molina
Ceighlee Fennel
Veronica Marchetti
Cassidy Carrera
Santiago Torres
Nanna Gravers Steffensen
Alyssa Dwyer
Dondi Rowry
Angela Peralta
Lulu Barbato
Runqui Lin
Samantha Hollander
Olivia Barbato
Mathilde Lahille
Remi Cloatre
Alexis Camel
Caroline Schafer
Margarer Reed
Javier Salcedo

Film Festival Selection Committee

Brian Brown
Cuauhtémoc Ruelas
Danny Soley
David Gonzalez
Edda Manriquez
Ethan van Thillo
Hanäe Clamaron
Juan Lopez
Jeff Arballo
Larry Da Silveira
Maria Elena Delgado
Miguel Rodriguez
Susana Demaestri
Teresa Rinaldi
Yakira Delgadillo
Lulu Barbato
Angela Peralta
Caroline Schafer

Poster Selection Committee

Kha Nguyen  (RNT Architects)
Tiziana d’Agostino (Platt College)
Lisa Ballesteros (Southwestern College)
Tom Bugzavich (Cuyamaca College)
Franko Rosas (Graphic Designer at Studio Ecole)
John Ball (MiresBall)

Media Arts Center San Diego

Ryan Kuratomi, Media Director
Amanda Barcena, Bookkeeper
Shanna Trenholm, Development
Mizar Martin, Teaching Artist
Nathaniel Pope, Teaching Artist

Media Arts Center San Diego Board of Directors

Adolfo Ventura, Board President
Director of Operations, MAAC

Paul Espinosa, Vice President
President/CEO of Espinosa Productions

Francisco Mata, Secretary
San Ysidro School District, Coordinator of Public Relations and Community Services

Vanessa Barron, Director
Marketing and Advertising Expert

John Kiladis, Director
Marketing & Communications, San Diego Gas & Electric

Gustavo M. Rios, Director
Construction Attorney & Project Advisor

Taina Berardi, Director
Holistic Health Entrepreneur

Maria Toscano, Director
Licensed Real Estate Agent

Michael Caro, Director
San Diego Regional Manager, Assistance for Veterans

Shelby Batchelor Courtney, Director
Pastoral Care Counselor & Duolingo Ambassador

Alberto Cruz, Director
President, JAMR Properties

Lisa Feldman
Client Relations Manager

Graciela Platero
San Diego Museum of Art

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