Festival Staff

Ethan Van Thillo, Founder/Executive Director
Moises Esparza, Programming Manager
Juan Lopez, Exhibitions Coordinator
Rosana Marques, Marketing Associate
Mario Diaz, Festival Programmer
Kathryn Larom, Festival Programmer
Miguel Rodriguez, Festival Programmer
Laura Castaneda, Press Coordinator
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 Design
Greg Penetrante, Technology Associate
Helen Guzman, Will Call
Maria DiGregorio, Will Call
Alvaro Avila, Sabor Latino

 

Media Arts Center San Diego

Amanda Barcena, Operations Manager
Ryan Kuratomi, Media Director
Brian Myers, Production Coordinator
Lisa Salus, Teen Producers Coordinator
Kania Hayes, Membership & Community Partner Coordinator
Marco Chavez, 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

 

Film Jury

Narrative Jury:
Jury Chair: Adriana Barraza
Carmen Marron
Jolene Rodriguez
Documentary Jury:
Jury Chair: Bernardo Ruiz
Iliana Sosa
Rodrigo Reyes

 

Interns / Volunteers

Akeemi Martinez
Ruben Reyes
Maria Ximena Trujillo
Kaari McBride
Gabriel Mariscal

 

Film Festival Selection Committee

Bertha Alicia Aguilar Garcia
Vanessa Barron
Scott Bennett
Jaime Castañeda
Laura Castañeda
Maria Elena Delgado
Teresa Rinaldi
Diego Robles
Cuauhtemoc Ruelas
Danny Soley

 

Poster Selection Committee

David Gutierrez, Flavored Layers
Bob Green, The Roots Factory, San Diego
Lucy Roberts, HMC Advertising
Patricia Cue, SDSU Professor of Graphic Design
Alessandra Moctezuma, Professor of Fine Art and Director of the Mesa College Art Gallery
Ruben Torres, Love Thy Neighbor

 

Media Arts Center San Diego Board of Directors

Vicki Estrada, President
Estrada Land Planning

Daniel Cruz Gonzalez, Vice President
Retired

Mark Burgess, Treasurer
Page Mountain LLC

Judy Harper, Secretary
Community Partners

Linda Caballero-Sotelo
New Americans Museum

Don Dean
Toyota/Lexus Financial Services

Vanessa Barron
Las Americas Premium Outlets

Francisco Mata
Senior Marketing & Communications Executive

Raquel Aispuro
San Diego Outlets at the Border

Randy Reinholz,
San Diego State University

Mia Fiorella
La Jolla Playhouse

John Kiladis
San Diego Gas & Electric

Luis Gonzalez
Wells Fargo

Carlos Correa
San Diego 6 News

Adolfo Ventura
MAAC Project

Kritarth Yudhish
Qualcomm, Inc.

John C. Engel II
Prima Cinema

Paul Espinosa
School of Transborder Studies at Arizona State University