The Atlanta Film Society Says Congratulations


The Atlanta Film Society is proud to announce the progression of our staff. ATLFS intentionally fosters a close and passionate workspace and creates a work environment suited for ambitious self starters. As they move on, ATLFS would like to congratulate a few of our former staff members in their strides moving forward.


Our seasonal staffer, Liz Schad, who served as our Development Coordinator for 2019 Atlanta Film Festival was accepted into the competitive Dodge College of Film and Media Arts for their MFA program in Television Writing and Producing beginning this fall. Liz started with us as an intern and was a terrific member of our Business team this past festival.


Jessica Mendel, our seasonal Education Coordinator for the spring, just started an exciting full-time role, tapping into her animation background, working for Bento Box Entertainment on a brand new animated series! Jessica started with us as an intern and quickly became an obvious choice to work with our Education team on both the Creative Conference and our spring programming. 



Anna Vecellio, a Programmer who had been working on our short film programming and headed up our screenplay initiatives, was accepted into the prestigious American Film Institute Screening MFA program starting this fall. Anna began with us in 2016 as an intern, and became a valuable part of our programming team by growing our screenplay competition and helping us forge the partnership with ScreenCraft for the Writer’s Summit and the launch of PageToStage. 



Marguerite Mancini, our Business Director, has been with us on staff since 2014 and is one of the longest-serving staff members in all of the Atlanta Film Society’s 43-year history. She began as a volunteer with us, then began working on grants, and eventually was heading up all our Business Affairs from grants, sponsorships, HR and accounting, helping ATLFS grow leaps and bounds as a result of her work. Before her time with us, Marguerite worked for Theater of the Stars for many years and is now getting a chance to return to her passion for live theatre, serving as the Artistic Company Director for the new City Springs Theatre Company. 

We are so thankful for all the incredible talent and contributions these amazing people have brought to the Atlanta Film Society. They have certainly left their mark and have had a lasting impact in their own ways. We are incredibly proud of all their exciting new chapters and wish them the best of luck!