Staff

About the Staff

Our Team for the 20th Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, May 3 – 7, 2017

As a local non-profit organization, Cine Las Americas’ programs and operations depend on the involvement of talented individuals who devote their time and resources to fulfill its mission. The organization’s programs are supported by the invaluable work of community leaders, industry professionals, and talented artists.

Staff
Jean Anne Lauer – Film Festival Director
Elena Bessire – Film Program Associate
Rebecca Morelo Jackson – Film Program Assistant
Francisco Garcia – Technical Director
Sharon Arteaga – Production Manager
Christian D. Nelson – Emergencia Youth Film Jury Coordinator
Natalie Villarreal – Special Events Coordinator
Julia McMahan – Membership and Community Outreach Coordinator
Valerie Menard – Marketing Coordinator
Carmen James – Sponsorship Coordinator
Susan Parras – Registration and Hospitality Coordinator
India Knapke – Print Traffic Coordinator
Rich Vázquez – Webmaster
Sylvia Araiza – Volunteer Coordinator
Julia Coppedge – Film Program Intern
Avraham Yehuda – Film Program Intern
Mariana Roa Oliva – Film Program Volunteer
Alan McLane – Film Program Consultant
Brandon Watkins – IT / Consultant
Craig Whitney – Web / Consultant
Claudia Aparicio-Gamundi – Design / Consultant

Film Selection Committee
Chris Green, Cynthia Corral, Dana Archip, Florencia Choto, Glenn Washburn, Iliana Sosa, India Knapke, Jaclyn Elizabeth, Joan Tuttle Vargas, Lauren Pena, Luis Rivera, Megan Coxe, Miguel Hinojosa, Natalie Villarreal, Samantha Rae Lopez, Steven Mines, Susy Romero, Yeni Woodall

Emergencia Youth Film Festival Jury
• PEREZ ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Instructors: Sylvia Butanda (Latinitas), Noor Michelle Lino (Perez)
Youth: Ana Godines, Andraya Wood, Daniela Hernandez, Daniela Mondragon, Eliana Flores, Emily Polio, Jessica Gardono, Jocelyn Reyes, Mia Cazares, Natalie Marciel, Priscilla Ledesma, Priscilla Perez, Sophia Deleon
• PFLUGERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Instructor: Sylvia Butanda (Latinitas), Noor Michelle Lino (Perez)
Youth: Beatriz Zapata, Caleb Humphrey, David Hudson, Jaye Cerda, Jessica Wooten, Robert King

Poster Concept and Design
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