Chachere upped at indie fest

Director will oversee year-round activities

Slamdance has named Gianna Chachere as festival director, replacing co-directors Brent Clackson and Kristy Byrd.

Chachere will oversee Slamdance’s year-round activities, which include an annual screenplay competition, “On the Road” screenings, Slamdance.com and Slamdance’s expansion in Los Angeles and New York.

Chachere, previously the director of Slamdance’s screenplay competition, now will be responsible for sponsorship development, programming, marketing and the festival’s artistic direction.

Philosophy grad

Chachere graduated from Simmons College in Boston with a philosophy degree and spent seven years as a professional fundraiser at the New School and New York University, as well as other film-related institutions.

Slamdance is preparing its first Filmmakers’ Bootcamp, to be held in Los Angeles Oct. 11-13.

The submission deadline for the 2003 edition of the Slamdance Film Festival is Oct. 11.

More Film

  • Kevin Hart Great Outdoors

    Film News Roundup: Kevin Hart Boards Action-Comedy 'On the Run' at Universal

    Slamdance has named Gianna Chachere as festival director, replacing co-directors Brent Clackson and Kristy Byrd. Chachere will oversee Slamdance’s year-round activities, which include an annual screenplay competition, “On the Road” screenings, Slamdance.com and Slamdance’s expansion in Los Angeles and New York. Chachere, previously the director of Slamdance’s screenplay competition, now will be responsible for sponsorship […]

  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    AMC Adding Late-Night Screenings for 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

    Slamdance has named Gianna Chachere as festival director, replacing co-directors Brent Clackson and Kristy Byrd. Chachere will oversee Slamdance’s year-round activities, which include an annual screenplay competition, “On the Road” screenings, Slamdance.com and Slamdance’s expansion in Los Angeles and New York. Chachere, previously the director of Slamdance’s screenplay competition, now will be responsible for sponsorship […]

  • Donald Trump 'Mentally Unfit' to Be

    Donald Trump Is 'Mentally Unfit' to Be U.S. President, Rob Reiner Says

    Slamdance has named Gianna Chachere as festival director, replacing co-directors Brent Clackson and Kristy Byrd. Chachere will oversee Slamdance’s year-round activities, which include an annual screenplay competition, “On the Road” screenings, Slamdance.com and Slamdance’s expansion in Los Angeles and New York. Chachere, previously the director of Slamdance’s screenplay competition, now will be responsible for sponsorship […]

  • Tiffany Haddish Girls Trip

    Tiffany Haddish Joins Ike Barinholtz in Satirical Thriller 'The Oath'

    Slamdance has named Gianna Chachere as festival director, replacing co-directors Brent Clackson and Kristy Byrd. Chachere will oversee Slamdance’s year-round activities, which include an annual screenplay competition, “On the Road” screenings, Slamdance.com and Slamdance’s expansion in Los Angeles and New York. Chachere, previously the director of Slamdance’s screenplay competition, now will be responsible for sponsorship […]

  • The Greatest Showman on Earth

    Hugh Jackman to Perform 'Greatest Showman' Song Live During Fox's 'A Christmas Story Live' Telecast

    Slamdance has named Gianna Chachere as festival director, replacing co-directors Brent Clackson and Kristy Byrd. Chachere will oversee Slamdance’s year-round activities, which include an annual screenplay competition, “On the Road” screenings, Slamdance.com and Slamdance’s expansion in Los Angeles and New York. Chachere, previously the director of Slamdance’s screenplay competition, now will be responsible for sponsorship […]

  • Redbox On Demand - Roku

    Redbox Launches Digital Movie and TV Service, Without Disney Titles

    Slamdance has named Gianna Chachere as festival director, replacing co-directors Brent Clackson and Kristy Byrd. Chachere will oversee Slamdance’s year-round activities, which include an annual screenplay competition, “On the Road” screenings, Slamdance.com and Slamdance’s expansion in Los Angeles and New York. Chachere, previously the director of Slamdance’s screenplay competition, now will be responsible for sponsorship […]

  • Nabil Ayouch Talks Taboos, Arab Youth,

    Nabil Ayouch: ‘No Subject Should be Taboo in the Arab World’

    Slamdance has named Gianna Chachere as festival director, replacing co-directors Brent Clackson and Kristy Byrd. Chachere will oversee Slamdance’s year-round activities, which include an annual screenplay competition, “On the Road” screenings, Slamdance.com and Slamdance’s expansion in Los Angeles and New York. Chachere, previously the director of Slamdance’s screenplay competition, now will be responsible for sponsorship […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content