The Crew

Karla Duarte (Director)Karla Duarte, Festival Director

Karla Duarte holds a Masters in Tourism Management and over 10 years experience in event planning. Having traveled extensively and worked internationally on creating leisure experiences for visitors, Karla looks forward to presenting an inviting festival to all film lovers in her hometown of Nanaimo. In her spare time,Karla volunteers to do more stuff, geeks out on board games, and indulges in the joy of making desserts and sharing them with her sweet-loving comrades while philosophizing about history, economics, women’s rights, and love.



Greg Brown (Submissions and Show Coordinator)Greg (Van) Brown - Show Coordinator

Greg was born and raised in Nanaimo, BC, where he worked for a few years as a projectionist at the sadly now-defunct Bay Theatre. He’s spent the last ten years in St. John’s, Newfoundland, and Greensboro, North Carolina. He’s a writer and teacher, most recently at the University of Virginia’s Young Writers Workshop. He loves movies.




Hilary Eastmure (Promotions Coordinator)


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