Leadership

Joanelle Romero

Director, Red Nation International Film Festival and Festival Programming

Producing Director, Red Nation Celebration Institute

RNIFF programming is overseen by Red Nation Celebration Institute CEO/President/Founder/Humanitarian Joanelle Romero, who has curated film and distribution for 26 years, in addition to producing ground-breaking events, growing her non-profit enterprise of engaging 50,000+ people-in person and 10,000,000 on her streaming media company Red Nation Television Network. Romero is an established actress, singer/songwriter/recording artist, director, and producer, and the first Native Indigenous filmmaker short-listed for an Academy Award (documentary American Holocaust: When It’s All Over I’ll Still Be Indian)

Destiny A. Davison

Director of Communications and Social Media

Destiny A. Davison (she/her/they/them) is a writer, illustrator, cartoonist and multi-media maker. Her work explores the real, the unreal, and the in- between. Current wares include zines The Droll (2018), The Lot (2019) and The Gist (2019) and McSpooky’s Holiday Horror Show (2020). For RNIFF, she is contracted to create and manage all social media content on all of our platforms, including in part email blasts, promotional posters, merchandise development, and pushing out YouTube content.

Jason Mares

Executive Director Technology Programme

Jason Mares provides demonstrated web development and management experience. He is an ongoing contractor responsible for creating and updating all website design and content around Red Nation Television Network.

Māris Švirksts

Managing Coordinator of Technology

Māris Švirksts has demonstrated web development and website maintenance experience and is contracted to manage all of the day-to-day issues for RNCI’s websites (rednationcele.org, rednationff.com, nativewomeninfilm.com, www.rednationtv.com).

Nash McReynolds & Sinead Santich

Chief Content Editor(s)

This position is contracted seasonally to support RNIFF, this position is filled with a person with strong technical editing skills and experience managing digital content for large events. Responsibilities include managing all film content and creating impactful festival trailers for RNIFF. Nash McReynolds Sinead Santich are currently supporting this role, and brings experience as a PA/Grip/Gaffer, Director of Photography & Gaffer Shadowing, and short film direction and editing.

Juan Sebastian Bernal

Technical Supervisor (online)

Manages all Conversation Series content.  

Positions Open

Director of Documentary Film Program and Artist Programs

Managing Director

For Inquiries Contact media@rednation.com

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