Festival Director - leslie [at] aafilmfest.org
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.
Operations Manager - meghan [at] aafilmfest.org
Meghan is quite comfortable both behind the scenes and in the limelight. She is an experienced festival producer, media wrangler, community facilitator, and hostess with the mostess. Meghan recently moved to Michigan from San Francisco, where she worked for Burning Man Project for over 12 years as chief wrangler of Burning Man’s Regional Network spanning over 40 countries. During her time with Burning Man, Meghan led 18 conferences in the Bay Area and in cities across Europe.
Communications & Marketing Manager - thomas [at] aafilmfest.org
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.
AAFF Coordinator - megi [at] aafilmfest.org
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]
Darcy Ann Hall
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