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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

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
  • Trent Farrington

    Festival Manager
  • 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

    Graphic Artist
  • Jorge Abdala

    Operations Intern
  • Tony Galluci

    Digital Content Intern

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