BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sachin Gandhi - President
Sachin Gandhi is a computer engineer by day and a cinephile by night. He spends hours tracking down films both for personal consumption and also for the Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF), whom he has assisted in various programming capacities since 2004. He also loves traveling to various international film festivals and has visited the Sundance, Venice, Rotterdam, Toronto, Vancouver, Fantasia, BFI London, and New York Asian Film Festivals.

Donna Brunsdale - Vice President
Donna Brunsdale is an artist, filmmaker, and teacher. She has exhibited her films and art in galleries and festivals across Canada and abroad. She has taught art and film at several post-secondary institutions and has worked on others' films in several capacities including acting. She lives in Calgary.

Dale Turri - Secretary
Dale Turri is a genuine arts freak with a long history of involvement with the Calgary arts scene. She is a business development consultant specializing in sponsorship and fundraising. She currently serves on the boards of The Magnetic North Theatre Festival, Ghost River Theatre, and Downstage Theatre. She attends an arts event, on average, three times a week.

Jesse Foster - Treasurer
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Gary Burns
Gary Burns is an internationally recognized writer and director of feature films. His films include The Suburbanators, Kitchen Party, waydowntown, A Problem with Fear, Radiant City, and most recently The Future Is Now!  Gary is a founding member of the Calgary Cinematheque.

Meike Wielebski is the Chief Financial Officer of Alberta Tubular Products Ltd. In addition to her "full-time" role, she promotes continuing education within her team, and is currently pursing her certification in the Lean Methodology. Meike is actively involved in various non-profits and charities in a variety of approaches such as being on the Calgary Cinematheque board, fundraising for Easter Seals, or repelling down a Calgary office building for another local business. While she's proud to be such an active professional, being on this board allows Meike to get her arts "fix"!

Felicia Glatz
Felicia Glatz is an enthusiastic member of Calgary’s eclectic film community. Her work with Cinematheque is informed by a bachelor’s degree in film from the University of Calgary and a longtime participation in citywide clubs and festivals. She currently occupies an active position as film programmer for Sled Island.

Jenn Cecconi
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Jason Wierzba
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COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Filomena Calabrese
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Emily Mody
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Scott Lang
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Mary Reay Arnatt
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MANAGEMENT

Aaron Grach - Operations Manager
Formerly one of our directors, Aaron Grach is a lawyer and the chair of our Governance Committee. Erstwhile U of C English masters student, fiction editor for filling Station magazine, and drawing student at ACAD, he remains a perpetual neophyte to the arts, including to film.

Staff

Stacey Perlin - Communications and Programming Coordinator
Stacey Perlin graduated with a Degree in Communications from University of Calgary and Diploma in Film/Television Production from SAIT. Now into her 30's, she has worked on hundreds of commercials, films, and media projects, served 15 film festivals and film-related organizations at the local, national, and international level as a volunteer and staff member, as well as started (then sold) her own online magazine and an Alberta chapter of Raindance to promote local film culture. These days she prefers to support others, as she is learning how to have a life...sorta.

Christian Argyll - Bookkeeper
Also known as the "accounting ninja", he is rarely seen in person. He currently supports approximately 12 arts and culture organizations in Calgary.

Past Board Members

Brennan Tilley, Trevor Smith, Colin Mitchell, Aaron Grach, Brendan Kredell, Jeremy Dietz, Barbara Sutherland, Justin Waddell, Bronwyn Henry, Charles Tepperman, Jolie Bird, Mark Hamilton, James Ellis, Tricia Leadbeater, David Christensen, Jamie Woods, Kevin Allen