The International Film Series is run by a small but dedicated staff of movie lovers. Look for us at any show and let us know how we're doing.
Pablo Kjolseth, IFS Executive Director. Duties & Responsibilities: Handling finances related to IFS, classroom, and PA accounts, including all invoiced payments due, scope-of-work employees (website, print media, calendar), student hourly supervision & payroll oversight, office coordination, as well as oversight over three media specialists. Responsible also for IFS film programming, screening IFS submissions, providing content for all ads, programs, posters, and flyers. Film trafficking: making sure all film and DCP inbound and outbound shipping is taken care of in timely fashion. Other financial responsibilities include filling out box-office reports, billing out payables, coordinating special-events (sneak previews, four-walled events, academic outreach, visiting filmmakers, etc.), sales, marketing, press releases, interviews, ad contracts and meeting with ad reps and entertainment editors, overseeing customer service for the IFS, and three or four business trips a year to meet with other film exhibitors and distributors to keep abreast of changing models for the business of film exhibition. Coordinating Norlin & Film Studies acquisitions. Oversight on all equipment upgrades taking place in screening spaces (critical studies & IFS). New duties include providing content for social media that include the IFS FB page and Twitter feed, and donor relations & fundraising.
John Adams, Graphic Design & Layout. John Adams created the graphics for the IFS web site and produces the IFS schedule and print ads. He's a Boulder area digital graphic artist, cartoonist and 3-D modeler/animator whose work can be seen at John Adams Graphic Art.
Marty Mapes, Webmaster. Editor of Movie Habit, Marty oversaw the recent redevelopment of our web site. A computer whiz and a movie lover, Marty is a great addition to our staff for all things computer- and website-related.
Nick Reed, Assistant IFS Underground Programmer. Nick Reed is a discerning cinephile and writer for Movie Habit.
John Templeton, Senior Union Projectionist. John Templeton has 40 years experience as a projectionist and has worked as a camera operator on films such as Stanley Kubrick's The Shining, and many more.
Julia Joun, Promotion and IFS Food Film Festival Organizer Julia Joun created and organized the first IFS Food Film Festival in 2013. She also coordinates and implements promotional campaigns for IFS films.
Becca Oliver, Cashier. Becca is a film and anthropology student. She likes to develop film and travel and play the ukulele. She wants to learn a bunch of languages and create awesome things.
Lily Grisafi is a senior majoring in Film Production and Geology. Yes, her goal is to make movies about rocks. Just kidding. She dreams of spending her days acting in film and saving animals.
Erin Swenson is very excited to be a part of IFS this year. She a film major and music technology student currently pursuing her BFA in film. During her time at CU and after she hopes to create works that reflect her interest in film and music as an explorative art form. Some of her influences include Michel Gondry, Chris Cunningham, Werner Herzog, Bjork, Scott Walker, Tom Ellard, and Glen O'Brien's TV Party.
Zoe Harris is working towards a double degree film major and a minor in philosophy. She likes to travel and mess around in the dark room with the film and chemicals and then go spend time in the sunshine.
Jason Phelps, IFS Minion and Projectionist, unsure of what to say about himself, simply mailed over a dried-out Sharpie, a drawing of what we believe to be a status bar, a check for the amount of $0.83, and a piece of paper with the words "you're welcome" scribbled on it. Thanks?
John Swihart is a sophomore film student from Colorado. When he isn't glued to some form of screen, he enjoys camping and going to concerts. Favorite films are science-fiction and crime films.
Julia Ferguson is a sophomore double majoring in Film and Humanities. After climbing the totem pole, she hopes to make documentaries that expose corruption and advocate social change. Though mostly she just wants to save whales and smell Oprah Winfrey's hair one day (shaking her hand is fine too...).