Staff

General Coordinators

The general coordinators are responsible for leading the Ivy Film Festival and organizing the various departments at a high level. General questions about submissions may be directed to director@ivyfilmfestival.com, while technical questions may be directed to webmaster@ivyfilmfestival.com. For information regarding the other departments of IFF, please refer to their respective sub-pages.

Contact

director@ivyfilmfestival.com
webmaster@ivyfilmfestival.com

Executive Directors

Angela Guo
Solveig Xia

Managing Directors

Ryan Paine
Oakley Friedberg (Fall)
Sam Samore (Spring)

Outreach Coordinator

Elizabeth Lippman

Events Coordinator

Gus Esselstyn

Events Staff

Ian Sherman

Web Master

Erica Oh

Business

The Business Department is responsible for raising the financing that enables the festival to operate each spring. Our funds are obtained through grants, corporate sponsorships, individual contributions and support from Brown. If you are interested in partnering with the Festival, please email us at iffbusiness2014{at}gmail.com.

Contact

business@ivyfilmfestival.com

Coordinators

Fran Whitehead
Asli Angin

Staff

Pom Bunsermvicha
Blair Langford
Jocelyn Caster
Doug Saper
Abigail Levy-Westhead
Ash Natarajan
Samantha Altschuler

Branding

The branding department is responsible for designing the face of the festival – everything from submissions posters to event tickets for festival itself.

Contact

graphics@ivyfilmfestival.com

Coordinators

Rebecca Broderick
Cecilia Bodin

Staff

Cedric Park
Margaret Barry
Nicole Cochary
Elizabeth Goodspeed
Koko Nakajima

Industry

The industry staff is responsible for initiating and maintaining contact with industry proffessionals, such as agents, managers, and filmmakers themselves. They work year-round to bring screenings and panels to our campus during the festival and in the months leading up to it.

Contact

industry@ivyfilmfestival.com

Coordinators

Rachel Stern
Blake Nosratian
Madeline Chin

Staff

Zachary Smolar
Dylan Morrissey
Tal Frieden

Programming

The programming department screens and judges 300+ submissions received each year from festival participants. They are responsible for assembling a list of winners for the festival as well as organizing the 48-Hour Film Competition in the fall. During the festival itself, the programming staff welcomes visiting filmmakers to campus and coordinates their accomodations.

Contact

programming@ivyfilmfestival.com

Coordinators

Nate Burke
John Palmer

Staff

Oliver Goodman-Waters
Cristina Ballarini
Angelica Johnsen
Matthew Jackett
Jacob Anderson
Luk Yean
Sarah Cheung
Marianne Verrone
Chloe Burns
Quinn Schoen
Sam Smith
Jesse Rapport
Ryan Miller
Ginevra Bulgari
Samuel Aguilar
Sophie Mateu
Akira Camargo
Querube Suarez-Werlein
Kripa Venkatesh
Paige Parsons
Andie Corban
Josh Wartel
Miles Campbell
Clarice Brough

Publicity

The Publicity team coordinates festival publicity, both by soliciting film and screenplay submissions and by promoting the festival itself. Their responsibilities include publicizing the festival on campus and to local, national and international markets, developing and maintaining relationships with the film departments of colleges and universities, and developing new ways of promoting and executing the festival in order to reach new audiences. They work closely with the Graphic Design team to establish and expand the IFF brand.

Contact

publicity@ivyfilmfestival.com

Coordinators

Nadim Silverman
Keillor Irving
Alexa Effron

Staff

Kyra Goldstein
Katherine Chavez
Hannah Maier-Katkin
Zola Anderson
Rachel Montoya
Berkok Yuksel
Sienna Giraldi
Edward Jiao
Claire Sapan
Elizabeth Falkenberg
Christopher Barwick

Screenplay

The 13th annual IFF Screenplay Competition will judge short and long form screenplays written by students at the undergraduate and graduate level. A panel of qualified student judges will read each submission and select four semi-finalist screenplays according to an established set of guidelines. These criteria include concept, character development, dialogue, and story. Once selected, the finalist works will be sent to industry professionals (agents, producers, creative executives, writers, directors) who will choose the winning screenplay, to be announced during the festival in April. The winners for each category will receive prizes, and their work will be read during the festival. Submissions will be accepted from September through February.

This year’s categories are:

  1. Undergraduate Long-form Screenplays
  2. Undergraduate Short-form Screenplays
  3. Television Pilots
  4. Feature-Length Screenplays

Contact

screenplay@ivyfilmfestival.com

Coordinators

Mackenzie Carlson
Nina Perrotta

Staff

Eric Song
Rex Provost
Blair Johnston
Sarah Dillard
Clementine Quittner
Becca Hansen
Dominique Pariso
Broghan Zwack
Eveline Liu
Isabella DeLeo
Jennah Gosciak
Brad Weekes

Tech

The Tech Department is in charge of all technical aspects of the film festival. We handle the audio/visual aspects of the festival and are in charge of all the screenings, panels, and discussions. We gain a thorough understanding of the technical layouts of Brown’s lecture spaces such as the Martinos Auditorium in the Granoff Center. In the Spring we receive all selected student films, format and compile them into student blocks, and then burn them to DVD. We make sure everything runs smoothly from a technical standpoint.

Contact

tech@ivyfilmfestival.com

Coordinator

Tian-Mei Lee

Staff

Greg Carlin