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VIFF 2022 Staff List

Board of Directors

Executive

Executive Director — Kyle Fostner

Programming

Director of Programming — Curtis Woloschuk

VIFF Short Forum Programmer — Casey Wei

Associate Programmer — Sonja Baksa

Catalyst Programmer — Laura Arboleda

Ignite Programmer — Jessa Alston-O’Connor

Year-Round Programmer — Tom Charity

Program Logistics Manager — Melanie Lemaire

Feature Film Coordinator — Bailey Nicholson

Short Film Coordinator — John Hollands

Film & Education Coordinator — Natalie Murao

Industry & Events

Industry & Events Producer — Kinga Binkowska

Industry & Events Logistics Manager — Caroline Jalbert

Industry & Events Coordinator — Gaël Chabot-Leclerc

AMP Curator — Rob Calder

AMP Curator — Tony Scudellari

Labs Curator — Ken Tsui

Talks Programmer — Kinga Binkowska

Technical Producer — Robert Wilson, Here & Now Productions

Venue Manager — Sheila Galati

Welcome Video Crew

Director & Editor — Aya Garcia

Editor — Linnea Ritland

Camera Operator — Laurel K. Brown

Camera Operator — Lucy Jensen

Camera Operator — Lauren Yim

Drone Operator — Tyler McLeod

Drone Operator, Tsleil-Waututh Nation Member — Jeff Sisson

Sponsorship

Director of Corporate Partnerships — Colin Jarvis

Partnerships Manager — Marco Fratarcangeli

Government Relations Manager — Marla Penner

Partnership Coordinator — Caterina Capizzano

Partnerships Activations Coordinator — Epiphany Cooper

Philanthropy

Director of Philanthropy — Shahriar Pedram

Philanthropy Coordinator — Hillary Lee

Marketing

Director of Marketing — Lainé Slater

Senior Marketing Manager — Ellyn Hadley

Marketing Coordinator — Andrea Cheng

Digital Communications Coordinator — Samara Malkin

Community Coordinator (Industry & Events) — Kyra Fequet

Community Coordinator (VIFF Amp) — Gabrielle Rutman

Video Content Creator — Julian La Brooy

Video Content Creator — Candelario Andrade

Senior Graphic Designer — Steve Chow

Graphic Designer — Lee Abbott

Graphic Designer — Dragan Nikodijevic

Social Media Content Creators

Loose Lips Media — Brittany Tiplady

Loose Lips Media — Kristi Alexandra

Loose Lips Media — Angela Vannatter

Videography

Artleft Creative — Ryan McDonald

Artleft Creative — Jordan Watkins

Publicity & Digital Marketing

Murray Paterson Marketing Group

Laura Murray

Ariane Bell Vila

Pamela Churchill

Deborah Hui

Ines Min

Brian Patterson

Angela Poon

Angela Vannatter

Festival Publications

Publication Manager — Melanie Lemaire

Content Coordinator — Karla Comanda

Contributing Writer — Sonja Baksa

Contributing Writer — Tom Charity

Contributing Writer — Curtis Woloschuk

Business Office

Director of Finance — Linda Gorrie

Business Administrative Coordinator — Ruthie Tabata

VIFF Centre Operations

Senior Manager of VIFF Centre Operations — Sean Wilson

VIFF Centre Rental Logistics Manager — J Bradford

VIFF Centre Projection Manager — Ron Lacheur

VIFF Centre Technical Coordinator — Shana Schiopu

VIFF Centre IT & Office Coordinator — Sam Jira

Database Administrator — Sandy Gow

VIFF Centre Technicians

Jurgen Beerwald

Bruno Benedetto

Ryan Ermacora

Tory Ip

VIFF Centre Venue Managers

Zoe BT

Aliya Breen

Lilah Orkin

Madeline Wahl

Noor ul ain Zaib

VIFF Centre Cashiers

Lora Haber

Savannah Kemp

Austin Neaves

James Narvey

Joy McDerment

VIFF Centre Concessions

Marina Carnio

Adam Karolewski

Andrew Taillon

Dennis Tokarsky

Janice Walter

HR & Festival Operations

Senior Operations Manager — Brie Koniczek

Venue Operations

Festival Venue Operations Manager — Alex Clinton

Festival Venue Operations Coordinator — Amanda Swan

Venue Captains

Karl Chen

David C. Jones

Anna Mishina

Sunny Tse

Venue Managers

Nathan Cao

Alexandra Carmona

Esmée Colbourne

Natalia De Anda

Paul Denis

Elizabeth Glancy

Janet Glassford

B Hoare

Ellen Kibble

Pat Leong

Isaac Luwero

Tamika Tallio

Jenny Tennant

Catherine-Thanh Le

Rodney Stewart

Wayne Stewart

Dheeraj Waran

Ticketing & Box Office

Ticketing and CRM Manager — Jane Harrison

Box Office Coordinator — Monique Teate

Guest Ticketing Coordinator — Roberta Fraser

Festival Customer Service Coordinator — Kevin Pham

Customer Service Representatives

Lora Haber

Kevin Ho

Kaylee Louws

Patricia Richardson

Maryam Salah

Tiawna Sherie

Cashiers

Aya Alvarez

Allan Bishop

Isabelle Bottin

Aliya Breen

Zoe BT

Léonard Cailteaux

Brandon Fitzpatrick

Savannah Kemp

River Kero

Keno Kolthoff

Joy McDerment

John Mendes

Sean Morgan-Lynne

Syed Mustafa

James Narvey

Austin Neaves

Emilee Nimetz

Wade Nott

Lilah Orkin

Gregory Samek

Amélia Simard

Robert Tanikawa

Meghan Trahar

Stephen Tweedale

Maddie Wahl

Jasmine Wang

Graham Wong

Noor Zaib

Rana Zokai

Technical Crew

Streaming Festival Technician — Eric St Laurent

Projection Crew

Jesse August

Matt Beebe

Jurgen Beerwald

Bruno Benedetto

Andy Buxton

Andreas Dracopol

Rich Eiboff

Ryan Ermacora

Tim Fernandes

Marshall Freund

Brian Iankovs

Tory Ip

Dave Jones

Matt Kunau

Ron Lacheur

Ingrid Lae

Thierry Latremoille

James Neves

Ciara O’Donnell

Orlando Ruiz

Peter Schweiger

Graeme Scott

Print Logistics

Print Logistics Manager — Eirinn McHattie

Print Logistics Coordinator — Gregory Adams

Volunteer Program

Volunteer Engagement Manager — Christian Díaz Durán

Festival Volunteer and HR Coordinator — Karen Tsui

Volunteer and Operations Assistant — Maja Oetvoes

Hospitality

Galas and Hospitality Producer — Kat Single-Dain

Hospitality Suite Manager — Jenny Craig

Hospitality Suite Caterer — Zoe Currelly

Transportation Manager — Kevin Bredeson