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 Kjølseth 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 John Adams does the layout and graphic design for the IFS schedule and print ads. He's a Boulder area painter, digital graphic artist and cartoonist. He submitted the first comic book and video to be seen as part of a Master’s Thesis to the Fine Arts Department (MFA 1974). His hobby is memorizing poetry and he can recite, among other works, Howl. To see what he is up to now, go to originalpureart.com.
Martin Mapes A software engineer and former film critic, Marty keeps all the various versions of our web site up and running, along with our iOS app, daily reminders, weekly updates, custom schedules, and automatic tweets, to name a few.
Jason Phelps 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?
Julia Joun Julia Joun created and organized the first IFS Food Film Festival in 2013. She also coordinates and implements promotional campaigns for IFS films.
Raine Roberts is currently a junior who is working towards her BFA in Film Productions and her BA in Communications-Rhetoric. Raine once told her teachers that she broke her ankle by running over a turtle on a scooter... they believed her, the fools. She hates watching movies, hiking, and playing soccer, but she loves sarcasm... and wishes people would pick up on it more frequently.
Ryan Leonard is a freshman film student, who in his free time enjoys watching movies with friends, watching friends watch movies, and watching friends watching friends watching movies.
Erin Neitzel Erin is a BFA undergraduate student with aspirations of being the first arthouse filmmaker on Mars. When asked about her hobbies, she laughed and said "Oh, were you serious?". A fun fact about Erin is that she never officially enrolled here at CU, just emerged out of the woodwork one day.
Bruce Tetsuya is now a senior at UCB, working on his BFA in Film Production / graduating with Honors. If he's not on set, he's on the tennis court. Bruce especially loves Star Wars & Japanese Cinema. Wants to be Terrence Malick when he grows up. Currently learning how to skate.
Jack Dorfman is an undergraduate pursuing a BFA in Film Production and a minor in Technology, Arts, and Media. From living in Colorado all his life, he has become an avid skier, biker, and hiker. Between classes, he undertakes freelance film projects, works at the International Film Series and is a Video Producer for CU Presents.
Sarah Cole is a junior majoring in movies and minoring in space stuff. When she is not studying, watching, projecting or making films you'll find her reading, drinking tea, knitting and obsessing over all manner of fluffy cute animals.
Ivan How is a Biology graduate from Singapore and current junior working towards a BFA in Film Production. The next questions people ask him are "Jesus, how old are you??", and "Why is your English so not terrible?" Old enough. And... thanks?
Leticia Losey is an undergrad trying to get her BA in film production in hopes of becoming a grad student in Rochester for film archival and preservation. She enjoys food, sleep, and water. Her passions in life are the textures of fruit and staring at anything plaid or corduroy. Her main goal in life is to meet and befriend Danny DeVito in which they would then proceed to play night-crawlers for the rest of their lives.
Mariah Diaz “Oh, like Mariah Carey?” No, like Mariah Diaz (btw, great job, real original). She's a BFA film production student with a background costuming and writing, and hopes to one day give Disney a run for its money. She enjoys bad puns, dark humor, and anything that makes people smile, and is one of the few people weird... er, cool enough to pull a radio flyer full of equipment around campus during productions.
Andi Hart is an experimental film and fine artist. Her current medium is herself. She likes to draw spooky dogs and can be found roaming the streets at night with her canine familiar. Other favorite things include ghosts, creepypasta, sugary foods, and abandoned buildings. Scared of sea serpents.
Debbie Weiss is an English Major with a Cinema Studies minor. She’s the weird anomaly at IFS, but if you know who she is you get bonus points in Heaven when you die. Her favorite movie is Labyrinth (yes, the one with David Bowie in tight pants.)