Executive/Artistic Director & Lead Festival Programmer
Director of Event Operations & Assistant Festival Programmer
Email - Mitch@blackbirdfilmfestival.com
Director of Special Events & Programs
Email - Julie@blackbirdfilmfestival.com
Assistant Director of Viral Marketing & Communications
Assistant Director of Public Relations & Community Development
Assistant Director of Student Outreach & Engagement
Assistant Director of Media Production & Event Coverage
Adrian Alonso Cordoni was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is Creative Director, Director of Photography and Filmmaker. He was a member of the jury at several international film festivals. Currently, he is co-founder of “Barbershop Indie films” a creative and audiovisual content company.
Evan Hughes is an award winning filmmaker from Australia. Hughes has been an avid film buff since an early age. Evan's first animated short film 'Balloon Ride' was a success on the festival circuit and received much praise for its raw intensity and focus on domestic violence issues.
Danish-born filmmaker and educator Lars Fuchs amassed over 25 years' experience as a film and tv editor before focusing on directing. His director's filmography includes several award-winning short documentaries and narrative films. He will release his latest short "Zugzwang" in spring of 2019.
Nick Ronan is an award winning actor, writer, and filmmaker. His short films have screened across the U.S. and internationally. His next short film and first feature are currently in development.
Born in Chile, Andrés discovered his passion for films at an early stage of his life. He has shot more than 20 short films and 6 feature films to date as a DP. He moved to California to earn his MFA at SFSU. His work has screened at Cannes, Raindance, Mill Valley, Valdivia and more.
Producer & Director, manages projects in Ukraine, Russia and Israel. She started the career in the film industry as a screenwriter, but very quickly turned to be a producer. Two last years she is researching and producing web series and on this basis conducting master classes in Kiev, Ukraine.
Bradley Silvius is the author of one published novel and several nationally recognized short stories. As a director and actor, his short films have garnered awards and Official Selections to numerous film festivals. Bradley has a M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds two US Patents.
Bijiao Liu is a filmmaker and vis-dev artist, originally from Beijing, now based on LA.
Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Krit is a graduate in communication design and has moved to Vancouver to pursue a film career. Using his experience in design integrating with filmmaking, Krit strives to become a better storyteller. His first notable work is an awards-winning short film, Freefall.
Persephonie Rose is an author and screenwriter working on her first novel, a dark epic fantasy. After earning her MFA, she moved to LA to intern at Paramount Pictures. After optioning her first script, she decided to trade the limelight for her laptop and has been happily writing ever since.