about us

Founded in 2001 at Brown University by David Peck '03 and Justin Slosky '03, Ivy Film Festival has become one of the world’s largest film festivals for students, by students. We are dedicated to showcasing student filmmakers from around the world, creating channels for students to learn about the industry’s emerging discourses and innovations, and building a network between today’s pioneers and the next generation.

our team

Ivy Film Festival is made up of 106 students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and divided into 9 different internal departments.


executive directors

Misha Gehring, Kripa Venkatesh

managing directors

Abby Levy-Westhead, Chautauqua Ordway

outreach

Coordinators: Jeewon Shin, Annalie Brody
Staff: Naomi Altman, Jack Nelson, Sofie Jimenez, Lara Weyns, Isabel Guarnieri

events & tech

Coordinators: Sasha Pinto, Sam Fredericks
Staff: Emily Pluhar, Nikolai Stambler, Gabriel Boyd, Michael Abela, Alisa Caira, Isabella Di Rita

business

Coordinators: Chloe So, Sea-Jay Van der Ploeg
Staff: Bennett Reisner, Claire Zhang, Paty Garza, Ellie Koschik, Dikshita Khullar

programming

Coordinators: Adam Malkin, Caleb O'Brien, Karina Rotenstreich
Staff: Robert Capron, Jeremy Leary, Yurema Perez-Hinojosa, Isabela Lovelace, Ellen Ling, Yuhe Ma, Isobel McCrum, Kaela Hines, Ethan Valdes, Jeremy Roth-Rose, Stella Binion, Chloe Khosrowshahi, Nitya Velakacharla, Alyssa Romo, Lena Cohen, Matt Vigilante, Emily Miller, Jack Waters, West Duchovny, Fiona Campbell, Stefan Peyron, Jack Brook, Zach Zuckerman

screenplay

Coordinators: Nora Graham, Mimi Li
Staff: Daniel Wayland, Clara Devine-Golub, Nicolaia Rips, Luke Perrotta, Alexander Kim, Eveline Liu, Emerson Tenney, Mari Herrema, Joshua Danielson, Nathaniel Kublin, Rebecca Benoit, Emma Weiss, Evan Ehrhardt, Julia Bennani-Smires, Kitra Sundaram, Catherine Kasparyan, Elena Levin

industry

Coordinators: Katya Stambler, Maddy Lygo
Staff: Ginevra Bulgari, Molly Chambers, Joe Suddleson, Sidney Schwartz, Becca Wachter, Amanda Keogh

new media

Coordinators: Hannah Seckendorf
Staff: Tessa Jarden, Christian Cianfarani, Ambika Miglani, Keiichiro Kinoshita, Gregory Harris, Rachel Okin, Michael Bass

marketing

Coordinators: Kyra Goldstein, Grace Attanasio
Staff: Alex Westfall, Manon Crespin, Zola Anderson, Polina Zakharova, Jacob Lee, Megan Kasselberg, Alex Reice, Alison Sneader, Abby Barton, Elizabeth Falkenberg, Teak Sittipunt

web

Coordinators: Katie Friis
Staff: Yusuf Karim, Erin Simshauser, Luna Ito-Fisher, Ryan Choi

past keynotes & advanced screenings


2018

Screenings: #TAKEMEANYWHERE
Guests: Shia LaBeouf, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, & Luke Turner


2017

Screenings: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
Guests: M. Night Shyamalan, Ezra Edelman, & Barry Levinson


2016

Screenings: Krisha, Remember the Artist
Guests: Jodie Foster, Robert De Niro & Trey Edward Schults


2015

Screenings: The End of the Tour, Trainwreck
Guests: Todd Haynes and Jason Schwartzman


2014

Screenings: The Grand Budapest Hotel, Inside Llewyn Davis
Guests: Wes Anderson, Ushio & Noriko Shinohara


2013

Screenings: Searching for Sugar Man, Sons of the Clouds
Guests: Wes Craven, Mira Nair


2012

Screenings: HBO series Girls, The Invisible War
Guests: Lena Dunham, Laura Linney


2011

Screenings: The Social Network, Bobby Fischer Against the World
Guests: Aaron Sorkin, James Franco


2010

Screenings: Waiting for Superman
Guests: Davis Guggenheim and Andrew Renzi


2009

Screenings: (500) Days of Summer
Guests: Jack Nicholson and Robert Evans


2008

People: Martin Scorsese and Michael Costigan
Guests: Lena Dunham, Laura Linney


2007

Screening: Eagle vs. Shark
Guests: Park Chan-wook and Doug Liman


2006

Screening: Brick, Half Nelson
Guests: Michael Showalter and Richard Heller


2005

Screening: Murderball, The Aristocrats
Guests: John Hamburg, Ellen Kuras


2004

Screening: Mean Girls, Supersize Me
Guests: Wes Craven and Adrien Brody


2003

Screening: Roger Dodger
Guests: Tim Robbins and Julia Stiles


2001

Screening: Harvard Man
Guests: Oliver Stone and Henry Bean

satellite film festival

IFF is working to inspire the next generation of filmmakers by bringing IFF’s Official Selection to campuses across the country. The 2017 IFF Satellite Festival is partnering with the rest of the Ivy League and other film-minded institutions, creating an intercollegiate network of emerging filmmakers.

Harvard University

Cornell University

Columbia University

University of Chicago

Wesleyan University

School of Visual Arts

Princeton University

Cornell University

University of Pennsylvania

New York University

Oberlin College

Prague Film School

Yale University

Dartmouth University

Northwestern University

University of California, Berkeley

University of Texas at Austin