Meet the Programmers

SIFF | Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Festival Programmer Picks

Meet the Programmers

Let’s give a round of applause to our cult of 27 Film Gurus who seek out new cinema year-round to discover the best for the Fest! This collective’s range of backgrounds, tastes, and viewing rituals runs the gamut—which is the secret element to creating Seattle International Film Festival’s enlightening program each year, and transporting you into diverse perspectives from around the globe.

To get to know our Film Gurus, head over to our Letterboxd for profiles on many of them, in which they open our eyes to a list of their 10 favorite films of all time (get ready to smash those “Add to Watchlist” buttons!) and some fun facts about them. And on our Programmers’ Picks pages, you can get a sense of the specific films that brought them movie bliss from the 48th annual Seattle International Film Festival (April 14–24, 2022) lineup.

Artistic Director:
Beth Barrett - Meet Beth | Beth’s 2022 Picks

Programming Manager:
Stan Shields - Meet Stan | Stan’s 2022 Picks

Educational Programs Manager:
Megan Garbayo-López - Megan’s 2022 Picks

Senior Programmers:
Hebe Tabachnik - Meet Hebe | Hebe’s 2022 Picks
Justine Barda - Meet Justine | Justine’s 2022 Picks
Maryna Ajaja - Meet Maryna | Maryna’s 2022 Picks

Festival Programmers:
Andy Spletzer - Meet Andy | Andy’s 2022 Picks
Angelo Acerbi - Meet Angelo | Angelo’s 2022 Picks
Colleen O'Holleran - Meet Colleen | Colleen’s 2022 Picks
Cory Rodriguez - Meet Cory
Dale Nash
Dan Doody - Meet Dan | Dan’s 2022 Picks
Dustin Kaspar - Meet Dustin 
Grace Mosqueda - Meet Grace
James Davis - Meet James | James’s 2022 Picks
Kathleen McInnis - Works-in-Progress - Meet Kathleen
Kimberly Dinehart - Meet Kimberly
Laura Good - Meet Laura | Laura’s 2022 Picks
Marcus Gorman - Meet Marcus | Marcus’ 2022 Picks
Mayumi Tsutakawa
Megan Leonard - Meet Megan | Megan’s 2022 Picks
Nancy Pappas - Meet Nancy 
Rita Meher - Meet Rita 
Ruth Hayler - Meet Ruth | Ruth’s 2022 Picks
Samah Ali - Meet Samah
SuJ’n Chon - Meet SuJ’n | SuJ’n’s 2022 Picks
Tracy Rector - Meet Tracy