Helene Granqvist – President WIFTI Category: Featured Member, International
Dear WIFTI Members All Over the Globe,
We have just completed the annual WIFTI Board Meeting, which was held in Nashville,
Tennessee, and I have officially become your new President. I am honored and inspired
to take on this appointment. In addition to this role, I am the President of WIFT Sweden
and am also a Producer and an International Pitch Coach.
I am pleased to introduce your new WIFTI Board Members as of June 8, 2018:
VICE PRESIDENT — Nancy Puetz
Nancy is the Founder and President of TWIFM. She is the founder/Executive Director of the Franklin International Independent Film Festival (FIIFF) and a Writer/Producer.
SECRETARY — Susan McEvoy
Sue is the President of UTAH WIFT, is a Writer/Producer, former WIFTI Treasurer and avid world traveler.
TREASURER — Susan Brinton
Susan is a Board Member of WIFT Vancouver, Canada, and is an advocacy expert, is an experienced board member with a background in television.
MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR — Nancy McBride
Nancy is the President of WIFT Florida, is President of WIFT-US, runs a software company and is a Casting Director.
MEMBERSHIP CO-CHAIR — Nicole Ackerman
Nicole is an Economist, Producer and Distributor, and will engage the European chapters. She is the Chair of WIFT Germany.
SHOWCASE CHAIR — Melanie Yonks
Melanie is a Producer, with engagement in several film festivals. She is the past President of WIFT Dallas and is the WIFTI Liaison for her Chapter.
FUNDING & DEVELOPMENT CHAIR – Leanna Bonamici
Leanna is the founder of PSWIFT (Palm Springs) and is an App Developer, Producer and General Content Creator.
On behalf of the entire board and our global membership, I would like to extend our thanks to Eileen Hoeter and the past board members for their service. We pay our respects and give thanks to all those who have walked this path for us.
After spending these days in Nashville with the new Board, I’m full of hope that Women in Film & Television International will do great things the coming years! Ten years ago when I became a member of WIFT Sweden, I dreamt about the day when women in film members from everywhere in the world would be connected and was thrilled over the impact that would make. After this Board Meeting, and all the great ideas, love and strong energy that was shared, I’m sure we are closer to that dream.
June 12th 2018