Staff

Festival Staff

Ethan Van Thillo, Founder/Executive Director
Moises Esparza, Programming Manager
Juan Lopez, Exhibitions Coordinator
Rosana Marques,Marketing & Special Events Manager
Pilar Kuri, Sponsorship Manager
Livier Solorzano, Special Events Coordinator
Daniela Porter, Party Coordinator
Mario Diaz, Festival Programmer
Kathryn Larom, Festival Programmer
Miguel Rodriguez, Festival Programmer
Laura Castaneda, Press Coordinator (US)
Nancy Moya, Press Coordinator (Mexico)
Larissa Vega,Special Guests Manager
Jose Luis Martinez, Tijuana Press & Special Guest Coordinator
Jose Iturriaga, Festival Designer
Luis Gonzalez, Chair – 2017 Festival Advisory Committee
Andy Gonzalez, Arte Latino
Saul Silva, Sonido Latino
Paola Hernández-Jiao, Festival Ambassador
Mario D. Alvarado, Web Programmer
Franko Rosas, Graphic Designer
Greg Penetrante, Technology Associate
Helen Guzman, Will Call
Maria DiGregorio, Will Call

Film Jury

TBA

Interns / Volunteers

Alessandro Casaro
Allison Lambert
Amanda Cuilty
Ana Carrillo
April Espinosa
Ayla Guttman
Itzel Rousseau
Kevin Mitchell
Mariela Victoria
Olivia Lee
Raniah Chalingo
Richard Babiarz
Riley Smith
Sarah Jane
Shirley Chan
Taylor Owens

Film Festival Selection Committee

Aaron Willcott
Avery Wood
Charlotte Hartwell
Cindy Cesare
Cuauhtémoc Ruelas
Danny Soley
David Gonzalez
Edda Manriquez
Ethan van Thillo
Huda Ahmed
Jeff Gregory
John Cruz
John Kiladis
Juan Lopez
Kania Hayes
Kevin Mitchell
Larry Da Silveira
Maria Elena Delgado
Matt Phillips
Miguel Rodriguez
Moises Esparza
Riley Smith
Sienna Dimuro
Susana Demaestri
Teresa Rinaldi
Yakira Delgadillo

Poster Selection Committee

Adolfo Ventura (MAAC Project & MACSD Board Member)
Alexis Emilio Contreras (Graphic Designer at SixteenFifty Creative Intelligence)
Andy Gonzalez (La Onda Arte)
Professor Courtney Mayer (Point Loma Nazarene University)

Media Arts Center San Diego

Amanda Barcena, Operations Manager
Ryan Kuratomi, Media Director
Brian Myers, Production Coordinator
Larry da Silveira, Youth Programs Coordinator
Marco Chavez, Cinema Associate
Gabriela Espinal, Cinema Associate
Kristian Perez-Franco, Cinema Associate
Christopher Simon, Exhibitions Associate & Media Arts Instructor
Grace van Thillo, Development
Shanna Trenholm, Development
Jodi Cilley, Media Arts Instructor
Evan Apodaca, Media Arts Instructor
Anna Rebek, Media Arts Instructor
Paulina Castrok, Media Arts Instructor

Media Arts Center San Diego Board of Directors

Luis Gonzalez, Board President
Wells Fargo, AVP, Corporate Communications

Daniel Cruz Gonzalez, Vice President
Retired, City of San Diego

Adolfo Ventura, M.A., Treasurer
MAAC, Director of Operations

Francisco Mata, Secretary
Francisco Mata, San Ysidro School District, Coordinator of Public Relations and Community Services

Linda Caballero-Sotelo, Director
Linda Caballero Sotelo is the Executive Director of the New Americans Museum

Gustavo Perez, Director
Senior Manager with Ernst & Young LLP’s Indirect Tax Practice, State and Local Tax

Vanessa Barron, Director
Marketing and advertising expert

John Kiladis, Director
Marketing & Communications, San Diego Gas & Electric

Paul Espinosa, Director
President/CEO of Espinosa Productions

Mathew Eisen, Director
Brand + Creative Communications, Illumina

Gustavo M. Rios, Director
Construction Attorney & Project Advisor

Cindy Cesare, Director
Journalist and field producer for the network show, CBS News/48 Hours. Owner and President of CinCity Media, Inc.

Taina Berardi, Director