Become a Film Society Member
Join our Film Society and enjoy exclusive benefits, sneak previews, film discounts, and more throughout the year.
Gabrielle A. Hanna
Gabrielle Hanna began as PIFF’s Director of Development in 2000, and became Executive Director in 2003, combining 20 years of fundraising experience with skills in economic development and tourism, organizational management, and daily operations. She is former Executive Director of the Provincetown Business Guild and has served on the Provincetown’s Finance Committee and Economic Development Council. She was previously President of GAH Consulting, a New York-based fundraising and special events company raising funds for not-for-profit organizations and documentary films. She also was Executive Director of the Andrew Goodman Foundation, Director of Development of Body Positive, a New York City HIV/AIDS service organization, Director of Institutional Advancement for The Hewitt School, and began her career at Barnard College as Associate Director of Alumnae Affairs.
Connie White has been active in the independent film business for twenty years, initially as an innovative film programmer for the historic Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge, Mass. There, she served as co-owner, operator and film programmer/booker from 1987-2001. Since 1996, she has also been programming and booking art and independent films for the Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline, Mass., and, more recently, for the Pleasant Street Theater in Northampton, Mass., the New Art Cinemas in Provincetown, Mass., the Amherst Cinema Arts Center in Amherst, Mass., and the Broadway Centre Cinemas in Salt Lake City, Utah.
A co-founder of the Boston International Festival of Women's Cinema, Connie is also the Artistic Director of the Provincetown International Film Festival in Provincetown, Mass., which, under her direction, has hosted and honored such acclaimed independent filmmakers as Gus Van Sant, John Waters, Mira Nair, Christine Vachon, Todd Haynes, and Jim Jarmusch.
Connie created Balcony Releasing in 2002, which designs and implements theatrical distribution strategies for independently produced documentary features. Balcony's first release, Daughter From Danang, went on to win an Academy Award Nomination for Best Feature Documentary, alongside Bowling for Columbine, Spellbound and Winged Migration. Other Balcony Releasing films include the acclaimed documentaries The Same River Twice, Love and Diane, Al Franken: God Spoke, So Much So Fast, and Wrestling with Angels:Playwright Tony Kushner.
Ms. White was awarded The 2000 "Image Award for Vision and Excellence" from Women in Film and Video, New England. She served on the jury for the 2005 Sundance Film Festival, and is a consultant for the Sundance Institute's current "Art House Project" Initiative.
Director of Programming
Andrew Peterson is an award-winning filmmaker who has been working in independentfilm for over 15 years. Along the way he has not only made films, but has taughtfilmmaking and worked for years as a festival programmer. He began his career as alocation manager working with many respected directors including Alan Rudolph, TedDemme and David Lynch. This led him to New York University Graduate Film Schoolwhere he received his MFA in Filmmaking and made several acclaimed short films,which have screened at numerous film festivals and museums and on US and Britishtelevision.
Andrew has been Director of Programming for the Provincetown International FilmFestival since 2006. Prior to that, he served as Director of Operations for PIFF and Director of Theatre Operations for the Sundance Film Festival. Inaddition to his programming work, Andrew has helped secure acting and directinghonorees for PIFF including Quentin Tarantino, Todd Solondz, Gregg Araki,Gael García Bernal, Lili Taylor, Alan Cumming, and Jane Lynch.
Andrew also serves as Vice President of Production for WercWerk Works, an independent film production and finance company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has co-produced the WercWerk Works filmsLife During Wartime by Todd Solondz,Howl by Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, and The Convincer by Jill Sprecher. He also produced the award-winning feature films World and Time Enough by Eric Mueller and Older Than America by Georgina Lightning. He regularly consults for independent films and filmfestivals.
Lisa Viola is an Associate Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival and a Programmer for the Provincetown International Film Festival. Lisa worked in Los Angeles as a Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival from 1992-1998. She has served on various juries and panels, including SXSW, and is a current Advisory Board Member for the Coolidge Theater in Brookline, MA. Lisa received her B.A. in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin.
Jared Earley merges penchants for food and film through professional stints and personal indulgences, aspiring to contribute to meaningful, long-lasting memories. Born and raised in Cleveland, OH, he was a smiley, thoughtful and creative lad who snubbed team sports for libraries, and spent most every pale-skinned summer vacation watching Great Movies down the family basement. Upon completion of film and kid lit studies at the University of Pittsburgh, Jared took the dream job of transforming a sleepy small town single-screen cinema into a regional cultural destination — one popularly regarded and critically recognized for unique programming and special events (including personal appearances by actor Tab Hunter, Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Adam Rapp, and Academy Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, to name a few). Subsequent accomplishments have included leadership and operational support positions with several major cultural event organizations, including the Cleveland International Film Festival, the Philadelphia Film Festival, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, and the Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology. As a freelance writer on the subjects of film and environment, he has contributed to such publications as The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, TLA.com and EcoWatch.org, and as an independent consultant he has provided contracted services for Playhouse Square, The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Allied Integrated Marketing. Currently, Jared resides in Washington, DC (with a cozy feline housemate), spearheading regional marketing, copy writing and event initiatives for Whole Foods Market Mid-Atlantic, providing programming and marketing support for the celebrated Provincetown International Film Festival, and serving on the executive board of his neighborhood civic association. He is a member of the 2013 jury for the New York Portuguese Short Film Festival, and his new online venture, Spinagram – specializing in the personalized gift handling of movies and vinyl music – will also launch this year. More on Jared at earleyjared.com
Sally Brophy produced the graphic design work for the first three years of the Provincetown International Film Festival. She returned as Art Director in 2008. Her graphic design background includes 25 years of art direction for businesses ranging from National Lampoon magazine to the Civil Society Institute. Sally is also a visual artist known for her white-line woodcuts, her work can be seen at Kobalt Gallery in Provincetown.
Katie Ledoux came to Provincetown for a summer job in 1996 , fell in love with the town and has been living here ever since. She has worked for many local businesses over the years and has been an avid volunteer to support local non profits. She most recently held the job of Volunteer Coordinator for the AIDS Support Group of Cape Cod.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Evan Lawson - President
Richard McCarthy - Treasurer
Lin Gentemann - Secretary
Jane Harper - Vice Pesident
John Yingling - Vice President
Christine K. Walker
Last updated: February 19, 2013