advisory board

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Founder J.R. Niles

Writer-Director-Producer

Henry Deas: Variety Magazine/Festival Co-Chair

Film & Festivals

Sydney Levine: SydneysBuzz

International Film Consultant

Cindy Cowan: Cowan Entertainment

Executive Producer Film And TV

Peter Belsito: SydneysBuzz

International Film Consultant

Dr. Mireya Mayor: National Geographic/ Guest Speaker

Mireya Mayor is an American scientist, explorer, inspirational speaker, anthropologist and wildlife correspondent for the National Geographic.

Advisory board

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GiGi Goyette/Festival Co-Chair

Actor-Producer

Veronica Tharma/Festival Moderator/Co-Chair

Actor-Designer

Sharon Soboil/Festival Moderator

Screenwriter

Dr. Olivia Garcia/Guest Speaker/Panel Moderator

Professor

Maggie Wagner/Moderator/Co-Chair

Actor-Producer

Craig A. Kessler

Festival Legal Counsel

Advisory

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Kimberly Skyrme

Casting Director

Julia Parker/Moderator

Actress-Producer

Sheila Wenzel

Talent Manager

Mark Robert

Talent Manager

Staff & Honorary

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GiGi Goyette: Co-Chair-Festival Coordinator

J.R. Niles: Founder-Co-Chair- Festival Director & LGBT Program

Henry Deas: Advisory- Co-Chair

Professor Kristen Glasgow: Panel Moderator-Guest Speaker

Savannah Brown: Event Host & Moderator

Dr. Mireya Mayor: National Geographic: Guest Speaker

Staff & Guest Speakers

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Veronica Tharma: Sponsorship Director

Sharon Soboil: Q&A Moderator-Guest Speaker

Professor Olivia Garcia: Latina Women in Film Program

Julia Parker: Q&A Moderator

Sarah L. Kent: Co-Director New Filmmaker Program & Graphics

Jon C. Spencer: Co-Director New Filmmaker Program

Staff & Honorary Additional Cities

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Maggie Wagner: New York City Chair

Kimberly Skyrme: DC Co-Chair

Robyn Rice: San Francisco Co-Chair

Victoria Williams: San Francisco Co-Chair

Camille Jumelle: Strategic Partnerships