Our Advisors


Cesar Viana Teague
Co-founder, Haiku Films

Cesar is a co-founder at Haiku Films and brings 20 years of hands-on experience in business development, multicultural & integrated marketing, as well as international training & coaching. Cesar also helps entrepreneurs develop their business plans and marketing strategy, volunteering at the Venture Greenhouse and Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in San Francisco. Cesar is the executive producer for “Soledad is Gone Forever” which screened at Cannes Film Festival’s Short Film Corner and at LALIFF, and associate producer of the documentary “Prodigal Daughter”.

Diana Fuller
Director, Squaw Valley Screenwriting Workshop

Diana is a freelance curator, editor, and producer and the on-going director of the Screenwriting Program at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She is the editor of Art/Women/California 1950-2000: Parallels and Intersections, published in 2004, by University of California Berkeley Press. She has been curator for contemporary art exhibitions for 40 years. She serves on the Boards of the SVCOW, the The Artists in Residence Program at Recology and the Conflict Awareness Project. She was the last president of the Film Arts Foundation.

Gail Silva
Advisor and Curator

Gail was the primary force behind Film Arts Foundation for more than 25 years, first as co-director, then executive director and finally president. Now the veteran advocate for indies has become an indie herself, as advisor, curator and mentor to the field. Currently Ms. Silva serves as the President of the Board of California Newsreel, the leading nonprofit distributor of media on the African American experience and African cinema. She has been a panelist for CPB, NEH, NEA, California Arts Council, Rockefeller Foundation Intercultural Fellowships and many others.

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