Year-Round Team

Frances Wallace

Frances Wallace

Executive Director
fwallace@ | x310

Frances Wallace has over a decade experience working with Frameline. Frances first began at Frameline as the Development Associate in 2001, and then rose through the ranks to director level - managing sponsorship, integrated marketing, events and select Festival programming. Frances is an arts professional originally from Australia, with over two decades of experience working with non-profits and film media. Frances also recently worked as Frameline’s East Coast representative, attending conferences and developing strategic partnerships with both non-profit, media and corporate groups within the New York City area. Frances earned a BA in English Literature from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

Paul Struthers

Paul Struthers

Director of Exhibition & Programming
Pronouns: he, him, his
pstruthers@ | x313

Originally hailing from Scotland, Paul moved to England where he received a B.A. in Media Arts from the Royal Holloway University of London. Paul has more than 13 years of experience, serving in a multitude of industry roles in the UK and on the film festival circuit in Australia. He was the Festival Director for the Queer Screen's Sydney Mardi Gras Film Festival from 2014-2017 where his vision led the festival attendance to increase three-fold, and ushered in programming that explored a broader representation of queer lives. Simultaneously Paul worked in marketing for 8 years for the Sydney Film Festival, where attendance doubled, partially due to his instinctive, targeted campaigns around individual film programs. Prior to his festival career, Paul worked in London for 5 years in distribution, exhibition, and film sales, including positions within Revolver Entertainment and Renaissance Films. When not working, he loves exploring the outdoors and consuming the arts.

Daniel Moretti

Daniel Moretti

Director of Distribution & Educational Programming
Pronouns: he, him, his
dmoretti@ | x305

Daniel Moretti has over a decade of experience at the intersection of film and social change in diverse locations, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, the Philippines, and London. He's held positions at ITVS where he managed a national screening and community engagement program for Independent Lens on PBS, at Active Voice where he oversaw operations for film-based impact campaigns, and at Global Film Initiative where he supported its distribution, acquisition, education, and granting programs for world cinema. He holds an M.Sc. in Gender, Media, and Culture from the London School of Economics and a B.A. in Television/Video Production and minor in Gender Studies from Emerson College. In his personal life he enjoys fabulous fashion, exploring vegetarian restaurants, and traveling to experience different cultures.

David Warczak

David Warczak

Director of Marketing & Strategic Partnerships
dwarczak@ | x322

A longtime transplant from the burbs of Detroit, David beelined it to San Francisco after college, arriving in with a dual degree in Art History and Communication just as the web industry exploded in the go-go 90's. Quickly finding a love for digital design and motion graphics works, he matriculated through a 15+ year career in web consulting, interaction design and project management, while cultivating his passion for LGBTQ cinema by first attending, then volunteering for, and ultimately doing pro-bono work for Frameline in his spare time. When an opportunity arose to join the Frameline team full-time, David leapt at it. David brings his corporate web consulting experience and love of fine art and film to the Frameline table. David is passionate about creating mutually rewarding relationships between Frameline's partners, large and small, and the filmmakers who continue to craft and share vital LGBTQ stories with the world. 

Mariana Lopez

Mariana Lopez

Membership & Development Manager
Pronouns: she, her, hers
mlopez@ | x301

A native of the Bay Area, Mariana holds a BA in Media, Film, and Gender & Sexualities Studies from the University of San Francisco. She has worked in the Bay Area film community in varying capacities for over a decade and first began working for Frameline in 2008 as the print traffic coordinator, a role she held during Frameline32-34. Mariana returned to Frameline in her current year-round role in 2014 and is thrilled to be part of a non-profit that shines light on the LGBTQ experience through her favorite artistic medium. Prior to returning to Frameline, Mariana spent four years at UC Berkeley's BAMPFA as the print traffic coordinator and film program coordinator. When not at Frameline, Mariana can be found in or near a body of water (preferably rivers and lakes), hiking, bike riding, taking acting classes, petting other people's dogs, and planning for her next outdoor adventure.

Storm Lee

Operations & Systems Manager
Pronouns: they, them, theirs
slee@ | x307

Storm has worked in visual and performing arts production since 2010, cutting their teeth on musical theater, opera, and orchestra management before transitioning to operations. Prior to joining Frameline, they served as the Company Administrator for AXIS Dance Company from 2015-2017. There they led operations for the first National Convening on the Future of Physically Integrated Dance, a three-day think tank geared toward the collaboration of disabled and non-disabled dancers. Storm holds a vested interest in the intersections between queer identities, disability, and race, and they are thrilled to contribute to Frameline's broad range of powerful queer programming. Storm holds a B.A. in Music from Willamette University, with an emphasis on classical vocal performance and popular musicology.

Alsea Raible

Distribution & Educational Programming Associate
Pronouns: she, her, hers
araible@ | x328

As a trans woman from rural Oregon with a background in writing and film production, Alsea has spent her life at the intersection of art and social change with a focus on showcasing and serving underserved communities and audiences. After graduating from Boston University with a degree in Film & Television, she moved to the Bay Area as a freelance videographer and editor before starting with Frameline in 2016 as Digital Media Coordinator, eventually expanding that role into her current position as Distribution & Educational Programming Associate. In addition to her work with Frameline, she has collaborated on films that have screened at festivals such as TIFF, Tribeca, and Cannes .

Krista Smith

Krista Smith

Development Consultant
Pronouns: she, her, hers

Krista brings 17 years of Arts Nonprofit Development expertise to Frameline, where she once served as Development Director. She specializes in grant writing and grants management, strategic planning, and fundraising events production. Krista views the arts as a foundational element to creating social change and social equity and is thrilled to be putting her skills and experiences to use to further Frameline's mission.

Peter Stein

Peter L. Stein

Senior Programmer

As a producer, programmer and presenter, Peter's career spans film, theater, television, museums, and online media. From 2003-11 he was Executive Director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, the first and largest of its kind; during Peter's tenure, IndieWire named SFJFF among the world's top 50 film festivals. During 11 years at PBS station KQED, he wrote, directed and produced documentaries and series for national public television, garnering a Peabody Award for his feature-length documentary, "The Castro." He is a frequent advisor and juror for festivals, broadcasters and media funders including ITVS, International Documentary Association and Frameline's Completion Fund. Peter is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard, and a third-generation San Francisco native.

Festival Team

Alberto Navar (he, him, his) - Sponsorship & Marketing Manager, anavar@

Andrew Sheets (he, him, his) - Festival Communications Manager - asheets@

Don Chan (he, him, his) - Travel Coordinator - dchan@

Faridah Gbadamosi (she, her, hers) - Program & Hospitality Manager - fgbadamosi@

Harry Vaughn (he, him, his) - Programming Consultant - hvaughn@

Jesse Dubus (he, him, his) - Print Traffic & Exhibition Media Manager - jdubus@

Joey Smith (he, him, his) - Operations Assistant - jsmith@

Joseph Bowman (he, him, his) - Publications & PR Manager - jbowman@

Julie Stallone (she, her, hers) - Technical Consultant - jstallone@

Kate Lesta (she, her, hers) - Festival Operations Manager - klesta@

Michelle Miguelez (she, her, hers) - Volunteer Coordinator - mmiguelez@

Sara Stewart (she, her, hers) - Programming Intern - programmingintern@

Sarah Flores (she, her, hers) - Communications & Community Outreach Coordinator - sflores@

Steven Abbott (he, him, his) - Seat Captain - sabbott@

Will Zang (he, him, his) - Programming & Hospitality Associate - wzang@