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The Boston Women's Film Festival is the Boston area's leading festival for international  films created by women. For four days in September, hosted by The Brattle Theatre in Harvard Square, Cambridge and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Boston Women's Film Festival will be bringing the latest in media created by women from around the globe. The festival will host panel discussions by leading figures in the media industry bringing together creators and audiences for a weekend of celebrating the diversity and power of women's cinema. Stay tuned to this site and our social media for more details as they are announced. 


Executive Director: Jo Ann Graziano.

Jo-Ann Graziano is a Boston-based writer and academic. She is a Lecturer in Comparative Media Studies/Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In her teaching, she emphasizes women's inclusion, recognizing historical oversight of women's talent.  She has a background in policy development and oversees a research project at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is also the first woman to graduate from the masters program in Literature and Creative Writing at Harvard. graziano(at)bostonwomensfest.org

Associate Director: James A. Nadeau.

James A. Nadeau is the former executive director of Wicked Queer: The Boston LGBT Film Festival. For nearly twenty years he has programmed films and curated art programs throughout the Boston area. He is a lecturer on film in the Literature Department at MIT and teaches film history at Leslie College of Art and Design. nadeau(at)bostonwomensfest.org

Programming & Operations: Ivy Moylan.

Ivy Moylan is the Executive Director of the Brattle Film Foundation. Ivy has been working on film festivals and exhibition for over 20 years. She is passionate about providing audiences access to diverse perspectives and stories.  moylan(at)bostonwomensfest.org

Programming Director: Angela Giles.

Angela M Giles is a writer and editor at The Manifest-Station. She takes her responsibility to amplify women's voices seriously and is thrilled to be involved with the reinvigoration of The Boston Women's Film Fest.  giles(at)bostonwomensfest.org 

MFA Programming Lead: Katherine Irving. 

Katherine Irving is the Manager and Assistant Programmer of Film and Video at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and is on the faculty at Boston College. She has a Master’s Degree in Film Theory from the University of Edinburgh. As a programmer, her mission is to use film as a tool to promote empathy across cultures and champion women’s stories. kirving(at)mfa.org

Design & Production Manager: Erin Geoghegan.

Erin Geoghegan is a professional graphic artist, digital illustrator, book designer, and mother of a very busy little boy and 2 crazy dogs. She is also the owner, creative director, and lead designer for erinmaryg designs. geoghegan(at)bostonwomensfest.org

Festival Production Assistants: Emily Imbrogna & Sarah Lima

Sarah P. Lima is a Junior at Lesley University studying digital filmmaking and photography. Her interest in film started in high school after she realized all she wanted to do was create videos for school projects and now is aspiring to turn that into a career. She is passionate about representation of women on film, on and off the camera, because she knows how important it is for young women to see themselves in on screen. Her goal is to inspire young women who have an interest in film to be ambitious and resilient in their pursuit of their passions.

Emily Imbrogna is a film student at Lesley University’s College of Art & Design, additionally pursuing a minor in women’s studies. Emily is passionate about bringing the voices of marginalized individuals to the forefront of entertainment, and is proud to assist in the organization of a women’s film festival in her home-city of Boston.