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Leslie Raymond

Festival Director - leslie [at]

Leslie Raymond joined the Ann Arbor Film Festival as its executive director in August 2013. In September 2019, Raymond’s leadership role expanded to include festival programming. Prior to her position with AAFF, as a teaching artist and educator, she founded the New Media Program at University of Texas at San Antonio and served as an assistant professor of art in digital video and new media art at Oakland University, where she was recognized with an Innovations in Teaching award. Raymond is a Film Festival Alliance board member, and a third-generation American of Chinese and Jewish descent. She holds a BFA in film/video from the Rhode Island School of Design, MFA in new genres from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, and also studied film, video, and new media art at the Art Institute of Chicago.

Thomas Macias

Thomas Macias

Communications & Marketing Manager - thomas [at]

Thomas manages the Ann Arbor Film Festival's social media presence, press relations, blog, and monthly newsletter. After getting accepted into the Rochester Institute of Technology's film program, he graduated with a major in Dramatic Storytelling in 2013. He then moved to Michigan and has lived here ever since.


Megi Mustafaj

AAFF Coordinator - megi [at]

Megi was born in Korce, Albania where her parents are from, and moved to the US at one year old where she then grew up in Livonia, Michigan! She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a degree in language, literature and writing and has a background in youth development nonprofits. She is excited to translate her skills to her new coordinator position with AAFF.


Sue Dise [Chair]

Damani Partridge [Vice Chair]

Matthew Graff [Treasurer]

Francyne Stacey [Secretary]

Dave DeVarti

Darcy Ann Hall

Helen Harding

Katherine Johnson

Hafsah Mijinyawa

Amy Moore

Veerendra Prasad

Jay Sandweiss

Paul Schutt


Ken Burns

Chrisstina Hamilton  

Lawrence Kasdan

Bryan Konefsky 

Amanda Krugliak 

Heidi Kumao 

Michael Moore

Chris McNamara 

Deanna Morse 

Rashaad Newsome

Scott Northrup 

Terri Sarris 

Barbara Twist



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Phone: (734) 995-5356


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Ann Arbor Film Festival 

P.O. Box 8232 

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107