MFVA Board 2017
Co-Chairs Alban Maino, Producer, Memory-Lane.tv & Dreamland Technology
Tom Handel, Executive Director Community Television Network
Treasurer Jim Boutin, filmmaker with a background in broadcasting
Secretary Geoff Leighton, Producer/Director, Leighton Images
Matthew J. Siegel, Director of Photography
Karen Carberry-Warhola, Director, Maine Film Office
David Pierson, Associate Professor of Media Studies, University of Southern Maine
Allison Cooper, Assistant Professor of Romance Languages and Cinema Studies at Bowdoin College
Neil Shelley, film director, cinematographer, writer, editor and an Adobe Certified Expert in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Mauricio Handler, professional land and marine wildlife filmmaker and expedition leader with Aquaterrafilms
John Fireman, Professor at MECA (MAine College of Arts) – New Media Department
Mimi Edmunds, Broadcast journalist with CBS for 15 years, including eleven at 60 Minutes, and at CBS’s documentary unit, she then worked at PBS, the Discovery Network, in Maryland, Washington, and Arizona.
MFVA Advisory Board
Richard Kane, Producer/Director, Kane-Lewis Productions
Sharyn Paul Brusie, Producer/Director, Wonder Dog Films
Ben Fowlie, Founder and Director of the Camden International Film Festival
Kerstin Gilg, Media Arts and Performing Arts Director, Maine Arts Commission
Mark Ireland. Producer, MI Media
Kate Kaminski, Gitgo Productions
Eric Matheson, President, Fore River Sound Stage, IATSE Maine Representative
Louise Rosen,Consulting Director at L/A Arts, Managing Director at Louise Rosen Ltd.
Laura Schenck, Producer, Maine Public Broadcasting
A trade Association and a networking tool
Maine Film and Video Association (MFVA) is a trade organization with the mission of promoting the development of the professional film and video industry in the state of Maine.
MFVA sponsors networking opportunities, professional development workshops, and events such as the annual Maine Short Film Festival.
The MFVA website serves as an accessible repository for contact information, current news, and resources about Maine and New England filmmaking and video production for its members.
MFVA has over 500 members and friends.
Board of Directors and Advisory Board
MFVA has an active Board of Directors and Advisory Board, a growing number of industry and local sponsors, partnerships and venues for all of our screenings, events, meetings, and activities.