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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.
Mitch is an award-winning film and stage director with credits the world over in theatre, film, opera and dance, a directing member of the world renowned Actors Studio and one of the world’s leading consultants to film festivals and filmmakers. He was a fellow in performance and design at the Juilliard School and was the recipient of the first James Cameron Fellowship in Directing at the American Film Institute. There, he directed COLETTE, based on the groundbreaking French writer and STALE IDENTITY, an homage to Hitchcock and film noir. His Holocaust drama, SHADOWS, an exploration of love, family and the attraction of evil during the Holocaust, won awards around the globe.
Mitch’s short drama, IN CONFIDENCE, recently premiered at the Denver International Film Festival and his feature dance documentary, MORPHING GRAVITY, is currently in post-production. He directed nine episodes of the sit-com LIVING & LEARNING and co-directed the documentary feature, HUNGRY IS THE TIGER, which focuses on the food crisis in India and Indonesia and utilizes traditional Javanese performance. He was the artistic supervisor of the Robert Wilson/Philip Glass opera, EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH, the Production Director of MOMIX Dance Theatre and the production director and designer of the Peter Gabriel/Moses Pendleton collaboration, PASSION.
Mitch founded The Film Festival Group – a global consulting firm for filmmakers and the film festival community – after serving as CEO of the Palm Springs International Film Festivals. He currently produces First Time Fest in New York and produced the first edition of the Bahamas International Film Festival and Le Festival International des Espoirs du Cinema in Monte-Carlo. Levine regularly presents his workshop, Preparing Your Film for the Global Marketplace, around the globe, was the host of AFI’s Great Filmmakers series and moderates many of Hollywood’s Conversation’s With…
Mitch has produced and directed countless film festival tributes, and has worked alongside George Clooney, Sean Connery, Brad Pitt, Clint Eastwood, Tony Bennett, Dustin Hoffman, Halle Berry and many others. Before his directing career, Mitch was a Special Representative to the United Nations.
Jared Earley is a self-described Memory Maker, who merges penchants for Food, Film, and Music through professional stints and personal indulgences. While providing project management services to Whole Foods Market, Balcony Booking, and the Provincetown International Film Festival, Jared is also an independent events/programs producer based in Washington, DC, where he is currently developing the projects "Spinagram" and "playbackthetape" for launch. As a multidisciplinary freelance contributor, Jared's creative footprint can also be traced to myriad other programs and partnerships such as Knowledge Commons DC, Pleasant Plains Workshop, the New York Portuguese Short Film Festival, The Runcible Spoon, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, EcoWatch, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and Fisselthud. Follow these and loads more adventures @earleyjared
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
Richard McCarthy - President
John Yingling - Vice President
Eva Boyce - Treasurer
Last updated: January 9, 2014