This winter, we have new faces on Team Free State Fest! Festival interns Stephanie Morales Macedo, Grace Goldman and Maya Perez are working behind the scenes on areas such as admin, marketing and sponsorships for the big event coming up fast from April 12-16. It takes a village to make a film festival and we are so grateful for their time, creativity and laughs along the way. Get to know them with these fun facts and be sure to join us this spring at FSF!
Stephanie’s Background: I graduated from The University of Kansas in December 2021 with a double major in Journalism and Film.
Favorite movie: Probably Encanto right now. I never grew up watching a Disney princess or character that looked like me or spoke my first language. Even though I am an adult now, I am glad that Disney created Encanto because I know that little Hispanic girls will finally have a Disney character to look up to.
Favorite movie snack: Chips- especially barbeque or jalapeno!
Grace’s Background: KU Film and Media Studies major and Business minor
Favorite movie: Amélie
Favorite movie snack: Junior Mints
Why I’m excited to be here: I’m looking forward to making new connections and contributing to our amazing local art community!
Maya’s Background: KU Film & Media Studies major
Favorite movie: Clueless
Favorite movie snack: Mozzarella Sticks
Why I’m excited to be here: I am looking forward to meeting great new people, gaining experience, and being able to do hands on work outside of the classroom.