Staff & Contributors

Gregory von Hausch
PRESIDENT & CEO

Born in Ohio, raised in Florida, with high school years in the Virgin Islands, Gregory von Hausch has been contributing to the Florida arts scene since 1973, when he founded the Hippodrome State Theatre, North Florida’s only professional regional theatre. In 1989, he came on board as FLIFF’s Executive Director, and has been helping to build its reputation as one of the country’s preeminent regional festivals ever since.” — FilmFestivals.com

Awards include: IMPRESARIO Award, Florida Grand Opera (2013); CHEVALIER DE L’ORDRE DES ARTES ET DES LETTRES, Minstre de la Culture et de la Communication of France, presented by Aurelie Filippetti; and Champion of Downtown, Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority (2014).

In 2024, Gregory celebrates his 36th year as Director of the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival, the second longest tenure in the nation. 

Management

Bonnie

Bonnie Adams
SENIOR PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Hal Axler
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Ryan Georgieff
LEAD TECH & PROJECTIONIST

Joan Kish
MANAGER, CINEMA PARADISO

Tina LeBoeuf
MANAGER, SAVOR CINEMA

Juliana LaBonte
OPERATIONS | Sr. Mixologist

Staff

Olivia Mora
Theater Staff
ASHLEY HEMMINGS
THEATERS STAFF, Asst Tech, Future OSCAR WINNER
Barbra Nightingale
VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR, spellcheck
Dennis Freemyer
TECH CONSULTANT, SAFETY NET
James Woodward
THEATER STAFF, critter control
Vanessa Mazzola
THEATER STAFF, MIXOLOGIST
Ron Duron
TRASPORATION, LOGISTICS and everything else
Lennie Wong
LEAD TECH CINEMA PARADISO
Joe Almanzar
THEATER STAFF

Becky Grainger
Accounting
Charles Custin
THEATER STAFF
Douglas Ashton
Theater Staff
Sofia Garcia
Theater Staff
Stephen Greenberg
THEATER STAFF
Arabella Casson
Festival Hospitality