Taos Shortz Film Fest • 2016
150+ Short Films from over 33 Countries
April 7-10, 2016 • Taos, New Mexico

Meet the Team

Anna Cosentine / Executive Director

Anna Cosentine / Executive Director/ Epicurial Diva

Founder, programmer, marketing, acquisitions, public relations, grant writer, head honcho and recent recipient of the “Remarkable Women of Taos” Award. She is a submission judge for the documentary and live narrative sections at the Mill Valley Film Festival, Starz Denver Film Festival and has worked as event coordinator for 6 years for the Taos Mountain Film Festival. Ms. Cosentine has acquired 2 Bachelors of Arts degrees from UNM/ Albuquerque in Journalism and Photography.

 

Duprelon "tizzz" Tizdale / Program Director

Duprelon “tizzz” Tizdale / Program Director/ Dancing Wizard

Mr. Tizdale has over 30 years experience in festival, film and live theatre productions. He specializes in digital cinema and the workings of video codecs, and it is his technical expertise and production capabilities that make Taos Shortz run professionally and with style. He has worked with major Hollywood film productions: The Homesman, True Grit, 310 to Yuma, Seal Team Six, Brothers, The Manhattan Project, Magnificent Seven and many more.  Currently Tizzz has  a Drone business Aerocus Aerials which will target the use of drones in the film industry.

 

Johnny Long / Production

Johnny Long / Production Manager/ Gelastic Commander

 

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Cathleen Lambridis / Volunteer Coordinator/ Lodging Liaison
Cathleen has been chasing great short films all her life !  From Chicago to New York, San Francisco, Athens, Greece, Paris, France – she finally settled in TAOS where she LOVES her job wrangling volunteers and getting heads in beds.

 

Howie Roemer / Website Specialist

Howie Roemer / Digital Doctor

Howie has reconstructed, revamped and rehabilitated our Taos Shortz website. Arriving in Taos in 1993, he is involved in many community based projects: The Toolbox,  DJ for KNCE with two shows, Fire on the Mesa ( for all avid Deadheads) and On the Fly. Howie is also keyboard player in LAST TO KNOW, Taos’ very own jam-grass band. He currently is web designer for his company, brainwax.com,

 

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Anna Macgruder/ Artistic Coordinator/ Painting Princess

Anna Magruder is a Taos, NM oil painter. Her favorite subjects are people, animals and whatever lies between. Drifting between realism and surrealism, she loves recreating vintage America, re-imagining the lives and stories of characters on canvas or just exploring the emotional color of faces. Her past 14 years of graphic design experience leads her to participate in the occasional design project.

 

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Todd Ritchie/ Tech Coordinator/ Techno Magneto

Todd  graduated from San Francisco State University with a BA in Film. He managed several Art Houses in San Francisco, most notably The York Theater. He has also worked on several independent films including the academy nominated short, Sewing Woman. He served for 2 years as the Technical Director of the San Francisco International Film Festival. Moving to Los Angeles he worked in the marketing department for Landmark Theatres. He started his own ad agency, Blackbal Studios. He now lives in Taos, NM pursuing several projects including technician and projectionist for The Taos Shortz Film Festival.

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