STAFF

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Leslie Raymond

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.

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Meghan Rutigliano

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.

Thomas Macias

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.

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Megi Mustafaj

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.

BOARD

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

ADVISORY BOARD

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 

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Phone: (734) 995-5356

Email: info@aafilmfest.org

Hours: 9:00AM - 5:00PM

MAILING ADDRESS

Ann Arbor Film Festival 

P.O. Box 8232 

Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107