The Santa Fe Film Festival would like to thank all those who have given us their time and talent over the years, including designers, writers, coordinators, venue staffers and interns.

As our Festival continues to grow and prosper, this page will be updated with a full list of our amazing and dedicated staff members.


AARON LEVENTMAN

Programmer Leventman has been the programmer for the Santa Fe Film Festival for the last 5 years.  He was previously the programmer for the premiere event of the Albuquerque Film and Media Experience, the producer of the Bioneers…

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Ariela C. Rivera

Creative Director Ariela C. Rivera is influencing the motion picture industry throughout New Mexico. Rivera moved to Santa Fe in 2002 from the upper Florida Keys. She is a graduate of Southwest University of Visual Arts, with a…

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Brandyn Brady

Executive Director of Afro Cinema Brandyn Brady is the Executive Director of Rock Against Racism here in NM, an outreach program designed to promote unity through music. Born in Detroit Michigan raised in Venice Beach California, Brandyn has…

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CARMEN DAHLMAN

Director of  Latin Cine Carmen Dahlman has several years experience in the NM film industry, contributing to the local art scene as an actor, writer, director and producer. She has also been a performance dancer in theatrical productions since…

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Cecily Tasker

Art Director Cecily Tasker is a New Mexico native and film enthusiast who recently returned home from an eight year stint in Los Angeles. Cecily is a freelance graphic designer and entrepreneur with a background in architecture. In…

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Cheyenne Powers

Festival Liaison Cheyenne Powers is a producer in Santa Fe New Mexico. She Recently helped produce and organize the 2017 T or C film festival as well as the Las Curses film festival. Working closely with the Santa Fe film…

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Elizabeth Temple

Volunteer Coordinator Elizabeth has worked for many years in philanthropy, raising resources for arts and conservation organizations, including as vice-president for the prestigious Telluride Film Festival.  She names Barry Jenkins (a fellow Telluride staffer) as her favorite director. …

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LUCAS CORVATTA

Master of Ceremonies A native of Los Alamos and resident of Santa Fe, Lucas CorVatta has spent the past decade broadening the limits of his enthusiasm and skill. At times a comedian, actor, writer, and inventor, he finds…

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RICKEY LEE

Creative Director of Native Cinema Ricky Lee started his acting career at a early age working on a film with Burt Lancaster and Gene Hackman call the gypsy moths. After college and tour with the US Army. Me…

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Ryan Salvador

Executive Director of Native Cinema Ryan Salvador is a tribal member of the Pueblo of Acoma, which is one of the 19 Tribes located throughout New Mexico. He is currently working in the Architectural industry,  is Chairman of…

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Stephen Aquila

Webmaster Stephen Aquila is a member of IATSE Local 480. He has been the Santa Fe Film Festival Webmaster since 2015. Other pages he administers that you might have heard about are ShootNM.org, SantaFakeTheMovie.com and PremierGirlsFastpitch.com, a national…

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