Staff

About the Staff

Our Team for the 21st Cine Las Americas International Film Festival, May 2 – 6, 2018

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
Rebecca Morelo Jackson – Film Program Coordinator
Julia McMahan – Membership and Marketing Coordinator
Alan McLane Alejos – Film Program Associate
Maribel Falcón – Guest Curator, Music Videos
Iliana Sosa – Guest Curator, Hecho en Tejas
Christian D. Nelson – Emergencia Youth Film Jury Coordinator
Carmen James – Sponsorship Coordinator
Leo Aguirre – Technical Director
Cassandra Olivo – Production Manager
Thomas Cavanaugh – Special Events Producer
Mari Hernandez – Registration and Guest Services
Elena Bessire – Festival Jury Coordinator
Tom Santos – Volunteer Coordinator
Rich Vázquez – Webmaster
Sharon Arteaga – Festival Production Consultant
Josh Martin – Festival Production Assistant
Craig Whitney – Social Media & Web / Consultant
Fabián Valdez – Social Media / Copy Consultant
Chris Linnen – Poster Art Concept and Design
Evelyn Rodriguez – Film Program Intern
Jon Gonzales-Teran – Special Events Intern

Resident DJ Sal Vasquez

Film Selection Committee
Ara Irigoyen, Chris Green, Cynthia Corral, Dana Archip, Diana Jauregui, Dino Costa, Florencia Choto, Francisco Godoy, Joan Tuttle Vargas, Justin Shamlian, Kevin Mouton, Lisa Dreyer, Natalie Villarreal, Nick Dauster, Olivier Lapuente, Samantha Lopez, Steve Mines, Susy Romero, Tom Santos, Yeni Woodall

Emergencia Youth Film Festival Jury
• BLAZIER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Instructors: Sylvia Butanda (Program Director), Megan Lopez (Latinitas Instructor)
Youth: Ava Vasquez, Cheyenne Sloan, Giselle Luna, Jaihara Hernandez, Jazleen Colunga, Lexi Fuchs, Madison Staman, Nickailah Pulida. Raleigh Staman, Shannon Mezher
• PFLUGERVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Instructor: David Robb (Program Director & Instructor)
Youth: Amanallah Al Sawafi, David Hudson, Gerardo Chang, Jamaar Robinson, Joshua Mosely, Joshua Rydolph, Makayla Moore, Osama Sayedahmed

Festival Projectionists
Aaron Malzahn, Jason Ratchford, Josh Martin, Julia Coppedge, Micaila San Miguel, Nicolas Quintana, Shelby Wilson

Festival Photographers and Videographers
Angelica Guajardo, Jake Martinez, Jennifer Costa, Jenny Wan, Meghan Seidel, Patrick Higgins, Roberto Andrade D, Ron Castro, Sheila Lopez, Stefan Allen, Valarie Gold, Wendy Prentice

Festival Events, Guest Services, and Registration Volunteers
Amy Arellano, Angelina Velez, Antonio Cueto, David Gonzales, Dylan Levy, Elizabeth Spieckermann, Evelyn Rodriguez, Fabian Duran, Felicia Kongable, Frank Barrientos, Gabriela Gomez, Helmy Membrez, Janice Mitcham, Jennifer Edwards, Jordan Buckley, Josefina Castillo, Kenny Tamayo, Kiki Avilez, Lisa Ayala, Maria Salas, Marsha Kendall, Marshall Kuykendahl, Michael Rene Sanchez, Nat Zingg, Nic Hester, Patrick Grady, Petra Mert, Randy Points, Sarah Virag, Susana Silva, Theresa Rodriguez, Vee Wing, Wes Reed, Yoselin Rodriguez