Being a recent recipient of the '40 under 40' Award from MSP Business Journal as well as being named as one of the 'Real Power 50' by MN Business Magazine, Jatin has been recognized by the professional community as a business leader and an innovator. With the Twin Cities Film Fest, Jatin seeks to bring the community together in a celebration of the arts it deserves. Jatin currently sits on the Minnesota IFP Board of Directors serving as the President as well as being a board member of the Twin Cities Actor Expo and the Twin Cities Film Fest. Being part of the Minnesota film community, he longs to give the Twin Cities an organization that highlights film-making as art.
Naomi has been involved in the talent, video and film business for many years. Whether in front of the camera, on stage or behind the scenes, Naomi loves to be involved. She has worked as a production manager and assistant director on numerous projects and also wrote, produced and directed her own short film. Naomi is also the event manager of the annual Twin Cities Actor Expo.
Bill has been involved with the video, television and film business primarily as an actor for 25 years. He has a degree in Mass Communications from St. Cloud (MN) State University and studied acting at The Actors Studio in Minneapolis. Bill’s acting credits include a dozen short and feature films, 125 television commercials and hundreds of industrial, corporate, print, and voice-over projects. Bill’s acting website is www.billcooper.info.
In addition to serving as the founding artistic director of TCFF, Steve is a widely published film critic and former member of the New York Film Critics Circle. His writing on film has appeared in the pages of TIME, PEOPLE, Newsday and the New York Sun, and has been syndicated nationwide by Internet Broadcasting Systems. He has also lectured on film at the University of Minnesota, taught film criticism at the Gotham Writers Workshop, and served as a screener for a range of other film festivals, including the Tribeca Film Festival in New York and the Milwaukee International Film Festival in Wisconsin. He splits his time between Brooklyn and Minneapolis and can regularly be found scouting films for TCFF at Tribeca, South By Southwest, the Los Angeles Film Festival and Toronto.
Aaron Young (Festival Attorney)
Adam Lueck (Venue Coordinator)
Amber Johnson (Media Producer)
Andrea Hayft (Membership and Sales Coordinator)
Briana Lee (Marketing Coordinator)
Dallas Smith (Lead Photographer)
Greg Klimowicz (Events Manager)
Holly Peterson (Event Facilitator)
Jodi VanDeRiet (Volunteer Coordinator)
Josh Dahlman (Programming Assistant)
Kirsten Gregerson (Hospitality Coordinator)
Krista Johnsen (Creative Director)
Lee Jordan (Head Concierge)
Matt Cici (Education Coordinator)
Rachel Bjerstedt (Web & Social Manager)
Robena Teneralli (Programming Assistant)
Robyn Wenham (Festival Assistant)
Rosa Garza (Office Administrator)
Ruth Maramis (Official Festival Blogger)
Russell Johnson (Social Media)
Allied Integrated Marketing (Festival PR Agency)
Anahita Ahrar (TCFF Internal PR)