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.


Ariela C. Rivera

Santa Fe Film Festival 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…

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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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Otgadahe Whitman-Fox

Director of Native Cinema Otgadahe Whitman-Fox is Mandan, Hidasta, and Arikira from the Three Affiliated Tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation of North Dakota. Otgadahe works with several non-profit organizations including Stagecoach Foundation.  She was born in North…

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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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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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Nick “Furious” Meyers

Master of Ceremonies ​Since 1999 Nick has been a staple of the NM music community, winning awards and garnishing community support as performer and personality Nick FuriouStylz. Nick is a rapper, singer, poet, master of ceremonies, radio personality/DJ…

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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…

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