Leslie Raymond

Festival Director

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.

Tom Bray

Technical Director

Tom has a broad and deep understanding of the production, aesthetic and IT aspects of event staging, media integration and related technologies. He is the Managing Producer at the University of Michigan’s Digital Media Commons and an Adjunct Assistant Professor, School of Art & Design, University of Michigan. He is a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, New Media Centers, and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.

Angela Lenhardt

Operations Manager

Angela Lenhardt joined AAFF in fall 2018 after five years as ceramics studio manager at the Ann Arbor Art Center. While she has worked as an instructor and studio manager for a variety of media and students, her own artwork focuses on combining watercolor and hand-built porcelain. She first attended the AAFF in the 1990s and has volunteered for the festival since 2015, most recently as chair of the membership committee. Lenhardt holds a BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art and Design.

Marin Smith

Community Engagement Coordinator

Marin coordinates Off The Screen!, the AAFF touring programs, special programs, and community partnerships since 2018. She currently resides in Detroit, MI. Marin holds a BA from Michigan State University where she studied Arts and Humanities and Film. 

Katherine Pertuso

Communications & Marketing Manager

Katherine manages the Ann Arbor Film Festival's social media presence, press relations, blog, and monthly newsletter. Before starting at the AAFF in December 2019 she spent a year living in Ourense, Spain teaching English and traveling. Previously, she's worked as a freelance photographer, production assistant, graphic designer, and videographer. Katherine holds a BA in Journalism from Michigan State University. 


Greg Baise | Copy Editor

Sean Donovan | Guest Programmer

Chelsea O'Hayer | Guests Services Coordinator

Mike McGowan | Graphic Designer

Mark Murrell | Tech Assistant


Bree Andruzzi | Programs Assistant

Jake Feeman | Outreach Assistant

Keagan Smith | Marketing Assistant

Linh Vu | Video Production Assistant

Reilly Weed | Technical & Print Traffic Assistant


Sue Dise [Chair]

Damani Partridge [Vice Chair]

Matthew Graff [Treasurer]

Francyne Stacey [Secretary]

Dave DeVarti

Darcy Ann Hall

Hafsah Mijinyawa

Amy Moore

Veerendra Prasad

Daniel Rivkin

Krissa Rumsey

Jay Sandweiss

Paul Schutt

Barbara Twist


Ken Burns

Chrisstina Hamilton  

Lawrence Kasdan

Bryan Konefsky 

Amanda Krugliak 

Heidi Kumao 

Michael Moore

Ralph McKay 

Chris McNamara 

Deanna Morse 

Rashaad Newsome

Scott Northrup 

Terri Sarris 



Phone: (734) 995-5356


Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM


Ann Arbor Film Festival 

P.O. Box 8232 

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107


PO Box 8232 Ann Arbor, MI 48107

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Ann Arbor Film Festival 

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EIN: 38-2379836