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 developed the last several versions of our web site, and also our iOS app. Thanks to him we have daily reminders, weekly updates, custom schedules, and automatic tweets, to name a few. A computer whiz and a film critic, Marty is a great addition to our staff.
Jason Phelps, Head IFS Projectionist and Media Procurement, 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, 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.
Adam Elbeck is a Film Studies major Business minor thinking of picking up a TAM Certificate. “I don’t know what the Bearnessesities of life are but I am inclined to think they include Movies Popcorn and a liberally applied layer of butter. I love movies and every thing that goes into making them and I hope to open my own production studio some day.”
Abby Elizabeth Rinerson is a sophomore film student interested in film and Japanese. She enjoys being outdoors and listening to music. She is a huge Hans Zimmer fan and loves film scores!
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.