Executive 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.
R. Thomas Bray
Technical Director - tech [at] aafilmfest.org
Tom Bray has a broad and deep understanding of the production, aesthetic and IT aspects of event staging, media integration, and related technologies. This enables him to spark any project to excellence through knowledge, experience, and insight. He is a converging technologies consultant at the University of Michigan Duderstadt Center; an adjunct assistant professor at the U-M Stamps School of Art & Design; and a member of the National Association of Broadcasters, New Media Centers, and Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. Bray received a Research Technical Staff Recognition Award for providing technological support for U-M faculty research and artistic projects for more than 25 years, effectively bridging the gap between academics across campus and the technological resources they need to enable research and programmatic goals.
Deputy Director - scott [at] aafilmfest.org
Scott Boberg joined the Ann Arbor Film Festival as its Deputy Director in August 2022. Boberg has been an administrator, curator, and educator in non-profit arts organizations, including the Santa Monica Museum of Art, the University of Wyoming Art Museum, and the Detroit Institute of Arts. With a focus on contemporary film, music, and visual art, Boberg developed exhibitions and public program series at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati; the Aspen Art Museum; and the Toledo Museum of Art. In Toledo, he presented a silent film and live music series, outdoor screenings, and exhibition-related film series on topics ranging from the automobile, dance, and elections to families, mummies, and Shakespeare. Born in Hollywood, Boberg studied film and poetry at the University of California, Berkeley.
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.
Damani Partridge [Chair]
Darcy Ann Hall [Vice Chair]
Matthew Graff [Treasurer]
Francyne Stacey [Secretary]
Phone: (734) 995-5356
Ann Arbor Film Festival
P.O. Box 8232
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48107