Staff

Our staff is dedicated to delivering an entertaining festival experience that captivates our guests, sparks conversation, and leaves you wanting to attend again and again.  Get to know us! We are happy to be part of this delightful experience.

2018 SHORTFEST

Executive Staff

Liliana Rodriguez, ShortFest Festival Director
Rhea Lewis-Woodson, Managing Director

Development | Marketing

Kristin Bloomer, Sponsorship & Development Manager
Heather Bolton, Senior Development Associate
Zack Solomon, Membership & Education Manager
Israel Wilder, Marketing & Publicity Manager
Heather Bolton, Senior Development Associate 
Cynthia Hernandez, Film Society Coordinator
Tiffany Carter, Social Media Coordinator
Nick Cox | Kendall Productions, Videographer

Programming

Sudeep Sharma, Senior Programmer
Laura Henneman, Programmer
Linton Melita, Programmer | Programming Coordinator
Elizabeth Wilson-Marion, Forum Producer
Jessica Eskelin, Programming Assistant
Krystin Braverman, Forum Production Manager

Guest Relations

Alyssa Lopez, Guest Relations Manager
Ed Thayer, Film Market Manager
Peter East, Credentials Manager

ADMINISTRATION

Lauren Tutzauer, Operations Manager
Shanna Ensley, Office Coordinator/Receptionist
Felicia Alford, Accountant
Rita Huber-Germscheid, Accounting Assistant
Jim Gazan, Volunteer Coordinator

Theater Operations

Jeremy Proctor, Technical Manager


2019 PALM SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

EXECUTIVE STAFF

Michael Lerman, Artistic Director
Rhea A. Lewis-Woodson, Managing Director

DEVELOPMENT | Marketing

Kristin Bloomer, Sponsorship & Development Manager
Heather Bolton, Senior Development Associate
Zack Solomon, Membership & Education Manager
Tiffany Carter, Social Media Coordinator
Cynthia Hernandez, Film Society Coordinator

PROGRAMMING

Liliana Rodriguez, Director of Programming

FESTIVAL ADMINISTRATION

Lauren Tutzauer, Operations Manager
Shanna Ensley, Office Coordinator/Receptionist
Felicia Alford, Accountant
Rita Huber-Germscheid, Accounting Assistant

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