Announcing our 20th Anniversary Board

We’re honored to announce our 20th Anniversary Advisory Board. Multi-talented and creative in their own fields, they help ensure inspired and forward-looking programs at DCIFF and, in doing so, shape the future of the organization. We look forward to an exceptional year!

For full bios and pics see here.

Georg Caspary has been with the World Bank for 12 years, and founded the World Bank Film Association, which regularly partners with DCIFF.

Jane Clark has brought numerous shorts and 3 feature films to life, winning 18 awards and another 8 nominations through her company, FilmMcQueen.

Channing Godfrey Peoples is a filmmaker creating character driven stories that focus on the resilience of the human spirit, often featuring women at a turning point in their lives.

Andreas Gutzeit is the President of Story House Media Group and General Manager of Story House Pictures Inc.

Hal “Corky” Kessler was named the top entertainment lawyer in the United States in 2016, and is active in establishing and advising various film funds and film funding sources.

Elissa Leonard is a filmmaker, Chair of the Board of Managers of the Chevy Chase Village municipal government, a member of the Board of Trustees of Levine Music, and the Board of Directors of the Chevy Chase Historical Society.

Chris Metzler is a founder, director and producer at the documentary production house Tilapia Film.

Max Porter is an Oscar-nominated animation director collaborating with Ru Kuwahata as the director duo, “Tiny Inventions.”

Colleen Scott is a native Washingtonian and the founding principal and owner of CCS Project Management.

Sowande Tichawonna is an independent filmmaker and actor from Washington, D.C. as well as a producer.