Taos Shortz Film Fest Submission Committee


Taos Shortz Film Fest

Submission Committee

Patrice Koen received a Master's in Photography and Film Making from Webster University in St. Louis.  Since then she has attended and worked at many Film Festivals---Sundance, Austin, and Breckenridge, Banff, and Tribeca.  Documentaries and Shorts have always been her favorites.Pat lives part time in Austin, Tx. and Taos, NM.  Two of her three sons have pursued acting and writing careers in New York City---and of course, she has attended and given input for all their productions.



Steve Kurtz majored in Television/Radio/Film production and programming at University of Missouri Kansas City Television/Film production and film history at the University of Colorado ISFF Marketing and Operations 2010-2013 ISFF Film Selection committee 2010-2013 ISFF Programmer 2012-2013 ISFF Director 2013-2014 BIFF Film Selection committee 2013-2014 Musician/Composer/Producer Raven Hill Productions

Linda Hattendorf has been working in the New York documentary community for more than a decade. Her editing work has aired on PBS, A&E, and The Sundance Channel as well as in theatrical venues and many festivals. She is best know for her documentary, The Cats of Mirikitani, which won the
Audience Award at its premiere at the 2006 Tribeca Film Festival and many more prizes in festivals around the world, including the Norwegian Peace Film Award and Best Picture in Tokyo International Film Festival's
Japanese Eyes. She edited the award-winning documentary 7th Street, directed by Josh Pais, Julia Pimsleur's Brother Born Again; Christina Lundberg's On the Road Home: A Spiritual Journey Guided by Remarkable Women, Nancy Recant's Jin Shin Jyutsu, and Danny Schechter's In Debt We Trust.


Zaneé Cinee is a visual artist whose appetite for studying films began when a video store opened
below her apartment building at age 11. Zaneé was a professor at the California College of the Arts from 2000-2005 where she worked with students acrossall disciplines. She was an Alameda County Arts Commissioner, Chairing the Public Art Advisory Committee,and participated as a juror on the selection committee for the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festivals.



Makinde Melvyn Ettrick is an internationally acclaimed creative artist. Years of extensive world travels and one-man artistic endeavors have enabled him to bring us his unique perspective.


Greg Byrne has recently been fortunate enough to spend a good deal of time doing the things he loves; spending time with his wife, traveling long distances on small boats, photographing leaves,  and watching short films. Greg is a retired community development professional, and now works occasionally on video production for McKnight Communications in Bend, Oregon.





TaosShortz is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment of the Arts.

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