News & Notes

VTIFF Board of Directors for 2017

Posted on Jan 26, 2017

VTIFF is pleased to announce its officers and board members for 2017 and congratulates Paula Willoquet-Maricondi on being elected as President.  For a full list click HERE.

For high res picture of Paula Willoquet-Maricondi click HERE
Paula Willoquet-Maricondi is Dean of the Division of Communication and Creative Media at Champlain College. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature & Film Studies from Indiana University, and a MA in French from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is the editor of Framing the World: Explorations in Ecocriticism and Film; Pedro Almodóvar: Interviews; and Peter Greenaway’s Postmodern/Poststructuralist Cinema. Prior to moving to Vermont in 2013, Paula taught film studies at Marist College in New York. She was born and raised in Brazil.

We are also pleased to welcome to the Board Larry Crist and Garen Daly. 

Larry Crist:

Larry has resided in Vermont since 1986, first living in Jericho, then Underhill and now downtown Burlington for the past 7 years.  He originates from south Louisiana where he lived until 1974, when he moved to Boston.  With a professional history including work in prisons, hospitals, government and the non-profit sector, in addition to consulting in the for-profit arena, Larry brings a wide range of experiences and education to the Board.

Garen Daly:

Garen Daly has been in the Boston/New England film scene for far too many years. His career started as a cinema manager which morphed into an operator for several of Boston’s better known art houses. He revived such places as the Somerville Theatre and the Dedham Community Theatre. He is an award winning programmer/consultant who continues to produce the Boston Science Fiction Film Festival & Marathon, the oldest genre festival in the country. Currently he sits on the Filmmaker’s Collaborative board of directors.