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Who We Are

The Sarasota Film Festival is a team of dedicated staff members, volunteers and benefactors who are passionate about storytelling and the art of cinema.

Executive Committee of the Board of Directors

Mark Famiglio, President

Sharyn Weiner, Vice President

General Board of Directors

Ann Logan

Kelly Martella

Wanda Rayle-Libby

Wes Roberts

David Shapiro

Alan Wallack

Harry Kasanow

Honorary Board of Directors

Charles Clapsaddle

Jeanne Corcoran

Michael Klauber

Philip Mancini

Dawn Sharp (In Memorium)

Paul Thorpe (In Memorium)

Hon. Charles E. Wiliams

Advisory Board of Directors

Steve Buscemi

Peter Calamaras

Kathleen Carroll

Martha Coolidge

Rob Cowan

Bryan Cranston

Geena Davis

Jon Favreau

Steven Koonin

Robert Lange

Kurt Luedtke

William H. Macy

David McGough

Robert Molnar

Rick Nicita

Edward Norton

Joe Pantoliano

Steve Sabato

Steven Schachter

Fred Schneider

Deborah Scott-Spera

Jonathan Silverman

Patti Smith

Michael Stipe

Stanley Tucci

Victoria Varela

Paula Wagner

Dick Westerling

Charles Winkler


  • Director of Development & Events
  • Programming Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Chad Hirsch
    Production Coordinator
  • Christy Chilton
    Marketing Coordinator
  • Hannah Roemer
    Production Assistant
  • Marilynn Rison
    Education Coordinator
  • Sande Caplin
    Website Developer
  • Daniel Ocasio
    Marketing Intern
  • Mikey Stark
    Festival Intern
  • Jeffery Ochoa
    Operations Intern
  • Helen Zarling
    Marketing Intern
  • Dhayani Sainvil
    Operations Intern
  • Najla Abuesba
    Marketing Associate
  • Jorge Abdala
    Operations Intern
  • Tony Gallucci
    Digital Content Intern
  • Karen Bauer
    Volunteer Coordinator
  • Laurie Pike
    Guest Services Coordinator
  • Raven Lilly
    Production Assistant
  • Elijah Powell
    Box Office Manager
  • Andrea Davis
    Call Center Manager
  • Alex Clark
    Box Office Assistant/Social Media

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