Staff

About the Staff of Cine Las Americas

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.

The 23rd annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival scheduled for May 6 – 10, 2020 has been cancelled in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak. Festival personnel are exploring new ideas and new ways to share variations of the festival’s programming later this year, and to celebrate Latinx and Indigenous filmmakers and artists in a manner that provides for the safety of all concerned.

Staff
Jean Anne Lauer – Executive Director
Carmen James – Sponsorship & Membership Coordinator
Andrea Zarate – Communications Coordinator
Ernie Quiroz – Film Program Associate
Alan McLane Alejos – Film Program Associate
Florencia Choto – Film Program Associate
Valentina Hernández – Guest Programmer / CineNoche Spring Series
Maribel Falcón – Guest Curator, Music Videos
Mirasol Enriquez – Guest Curator, Hecho en Tejas
Christian D. Nelson – Emergencia Youth Film Jury Coordinator
Thomas Cavanaugh – Technical Director
Cassandro Olivo – Production Coordinator
Sarah Rucker – Special Events Producer
Tina Salazar – Events & Hospitality / Consultant
Johnnabah Betsuie – Volunteer Coordinator
Elena Bessire – Festival Jury Coordinator
Rich Vázquez – Webmaster
Josh Martin – Festival Production Assistant
Major Oswald – Social Media and EPK Support
Jessica Lopez – Film Festival Intern
Josh Stauffer – Poster Art Concept and Graphic Design
David Neahusan – Accountant