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INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PROVINCETOWN FILM SOCIETY
A board member since 2011 and the chair of the PFS Film Institute Task Force, Christine Walker has already devoted her considerable talents and strong leadership skills to the organization and to the development of the PFS Film Institute, a new initiative that will be launched at this year's Provincetown International Film Festival with a Keynote Speech given by Raj Roy, the Chief Film Curator at MOMA.
Walker is also an award‐winning independent feature film producer whose films have screened at every major international film festival including Cannes, Sundance, Venice, Berlin, and Toronto. Among the more than fifteen films she has produced, four of her films have also screened at PIFF, including HOWL, directed by Rob Epstein (The Life and Times of Harvey Milk) and Jeffrey Friedman (The Celluloid Closet), OLDER THAN AMERICA directed by Georgina Lightning, Bent Hamer's FACTOTUM and AMERICAN SPLENDOR, dirs. Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini. Walker's additional credits include: the upcoming STAY THEN GO by Shelli Ainsworth, Bela Tarr's THE TURIN HORSE, DARLING COMPANION directed by Lawrence Kasdan, THE CONVINCER directed by Jill Sprecher and Todd Solondz's LIFE DURING WARTIME.
In addition to her producing experience, Walker has management experience as the co-founder and former President of Werk Werc Works, a feature film production and finance company. Walker also was the founding director of two nationally‐recognized programs the Blockbuster Feature Film Development Program and Independents In Flight, the first airline distribution program for independent feature films. Christine's awards and recognitions include the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Utah, the National Board of Review Freedom of Expression Award for HOWL, Producer's Guild of America Diversity Award, Independent Spirit Award nomination for best new producer, and the Sundance Institute's Mark Silverman Producing Fellowship Award.
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.
FESTIVAL "MARSHALL" / SHORTS PROGRAMMER
Jared Earley, memory maker, merges penchants for food, film, and music, through professional stints and personal indulgences. Based in Washington, DC, his marketing, event, and project management experience currently serves Whole Foods Market, Balcony Booking, and a VHS screening series called playbackthetape. He has been on staff with the Provincetown International Film Festival for ten years, stepping into the GM role in 2014. Previously, Jared served as Managing Director of the Philadelphia Film Festival, and on the operations staff of the Cleveland International Film Festival. 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. Learn more about these and loads more adventures by following him on Twitter or at earleyjared.com.
Director of Programming
Andrew Peterson is an award-winning filmmaker who has been working in independent film for over 15 years. Along the way he has not only made films, but has taught filmmaking and worked for years as a festival programmer. He began his career as alocation manager working with many respected directors including Alan Rudolph, Ted Demme and David Lynch. This led him to New York University Graduate Film School where 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 British television.
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 directing honorees 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 film festivals.
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.
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
Rick McCarthy, President
John Yingling, Vice President
Jane Harper, Vice President
Lin Gentemann, Secretary
Eva Boyce, Treasurer
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Director of Volunteers
Deputy Director & Partner Relations
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David Shunney Palochko
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