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 95 students from Brown University and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and divided into 9 different internal departments.

executive directors

Oakley Friedberg, Solveig Xia

managing directors

Madeline Chin, Sienna Giraldi


Coordinators: Elizabeth Lippman, Becca Gever
Staff: Paige Parsons, Sasha Lieblein, Allison Meakem, Paige Parsons, Emerson Tenney, Isabel Tejera, Virginia Liberto


Coordinators: Gus Esselstyn
Staff: Ian Sherman, Ginevra Bulgari, Chelsea Cohn, Sam Fredericks, Michaela Brawn, Signe Swanson


Coordinators: Sean Segal, Ansel Vahle


Coordinators: Abigal Levy-Westhead, Julia Shack Sackler, Douglas Saper
Staff: Jesse Atlas, Holden Bruce, Tara Hunt, Pete Kelly, Bilal Thiam, Sea-Jay van der Ploeg, Chloe So, Sam Altschuler


Coordinators:Alexia Delhoume
Staff: Jacob Douglas, Zola Anderson, Emma Margulies, Ryan Miller


Coordinators: Cristina Ballarini, Nathaniel Burke, Jake Anderson
Staff: Oliver Goodman-Waters, Angelica Johnsen, Luk Yean, Kripa Venkatesh, Chloe Burns, Marianne Verrone, Querube Suarez-Werlein , Devika Girish, Alexander Fredman, Isabela Lovelace, Allegra Chapman, Clementine Quittner, Rex Provost, Chris Packs, Cody Duane-McGlashan, Robert Capron, Jack Manoogian, Karina Rotenstreich, Caleb O'Brien, Gabe Boyd, Tal Frieden


Coordinators: Mackenzie Carlson, Matthew Jackett
Staff: Eveline Liu, Dominique Pariso, Isabella DeLeo, Madeline Mahoney, Mari Herrema, Luke Perrotta, Baylor Knobloch, Brad Weekes, Mimi Li, Ben Guggenheim, Hannah Maeir Katkin, Daniel Wayland


Coordinators: Blake Nosratian, Zachary Smolar
Staff: Noah Ruttenberg, Chatauqua Ordway, Adam Hersko-Ronatas, Justine Potemkin


Coordinators: Nadim Silverman, Lindsay Saftler
Staff: Kara Perusse, Carolyn Rachofsky, Elizabeth Falkenberg, Kyra Goldstein, Claire Sapan, Misha Gehring, Evan Boyd, Maddie Gibson, Claire Sapan

2017 coordinators

past keynotes & advanced screenings


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Screening: Roger Dodger
Guests: Tim Robbins and Julia Stiles


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