Elizabeth Shepherd, Festival Director


Elizabeth Shepherd curates year-round family film programs at Northwest Film Forum and is the director the annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle, the West Coast’s largest annual competitive festival of its kind. She is also the curator of REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival, which is held annually at Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre in Los Angeles. She has also curated programs for Brooklyn Academy of Music, Asia Society Texas, the Honolulu Museum of Art, and many other prestigious venues in the United States. Before arriving in Seattle, she was the director of Chicago International Children’s Film Festival. She has served on the juries and panels of children’s film festivals worldwide.

Youth Education Manager
Jonah Kozlowski

Workshop Instructors
Jonah Kozlowski, Leo Bañuelos, Devon Damonte

Festival Trailer Design
Veronica Thomas

Poster Design
Mana Watanabe

Associate Producer
Carl Lawrence

Hospitality Chair
Barbara Curran

Technical Director
Brenan Chambers

House Manager
Louie Romo

Nora Chapman, Veronica Thomas, Marina Amagai, Ayami Hirosumi, Mana Watanabe, Emily Thornes, Paulette Argeres, Daisuke Kodo

Youth Filmmaking Team
Jonah Dehuff, Ella Levad, Ian Mcconkey, Delilah Sheridan Pengburn

Festival Volunteers
Shirley Sing, Dylan Adkisson, Alaysja Clark, Tom Hughes, Ellie Hughes, Isaac Hughes

Children’s Jury Leaders
Vanatcha Comesongsri, Chloe Bertolet, Victor Xia, Kamyar Mohsenin, Alaysja Clark



Brenan Chambers, Christopher Day, Vivian Hua, Jonah Kozlowski, Louie Romo, Amanda Salazar, Rana San, Elizabeth Shepherd, Paul Siple