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.

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
Cristobal Elias Curis – 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
Craig Whitney – Social Media & Web / Consultant
Fabián Valdez – Social Media / Copy Consultant
Chris Linnen – Graphic Design
Evelyn Rodriguez – Film Program Intern
Jon Gonzales-Teran – Special Events Intern