Advisory Board

IFFS Board

The IFFS Advisory Board brings together some of the most accomplished and experienced professionals from across the film festival industry. We are excited about the diversity and knowledge that each member will contribute. With their support and feedback we’re bringing together visionary keynotes, panel discussions, in-depth work shops focusing on the most pressing and relevant topics facing the film festival industry today.


Gilbert Adler
Producer (Superman Returns, Valkyrie)
Writer, Director, CEO

Robin Bronk
The Creative Coalition

Henry Deas III
Director of Festivals & Markets

David Garber
President & CEO
Lantern Lane Entertainment LTD.

Chris Lowell
Writer, Director, Actor
Besides Still Waters, The Help, Veronica Mars


Eric Stein
Programming & Acquisitions
Warner Bros. Digital Distribution

Liana Bender
Development Director
California Film Institute


Bruno Chatelin


Mark Fishkin
Founder & Executive Director
California Film Institute

Shawn Guthrie
Grants Coordinator
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences


Barbara Morgan
Director & Co-Founder
Austin Film Festival


Bonnie Voland
Head of International Marketing & Publicity
IM Global

Jennifer Blum
CEO & Founder
JB Group

Paul Cohen
Director, FSU College of Motion Picture Arts
“Torchlight Program”

Andrea Galante
President, Leonardo Da Vinci Film Society
Director & Founder, MIFF Awards

Nancy Kennedy
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Seattle International Film Festival

Stephen Nemeth
Founder & Executive Producer
Rhino Films