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Saturday, July 29 through
Saturday, August 5, 2023
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Meet the 2021-22 Programming Fellows

Ava Grandfield grew up in New York City and on Martha’s Vineyard, and is currently a student at Bowdoin College. There she has taken Cinema Studies courses and engaged in event programming for a number of student organizations. She is passionate about storytelling and film, and is beyond excited to be a part of the Woods Hole Film Festival this summer.



CK Anderson is a screenwriter originally from Orlando, Florida. He earned a BFA in Musical Theatre from Texas State University, and is currently a first-year student in the MFA Screenwriting program at Boston University. This will be his first film festival experience, and he is incredibly thrilled to be a part of it!




Conner Keesling is an award-winning filmmaker from the Washington metropolitan area. He studied film at UNC Wilmington and directed two short films (Complimentary Breakfast and High Card) during his time there. His debut feature, One Summer Night, won Best Narrative Feature at the UPIKE Film & Media Arts Festival.



Ernest Lesmana is a Boston-based filmmaker. His works often delve into stories about kinship, intergenerational issues, cultural identity, and the ordinary chaos of daily life. Ruwatan, his first Indonesian short film, was invited to screen at Palm Springs ShortFest, Rhode Island International Film Festival, Hollyshorts, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, and received the Jury Award for Best Dramatic Short from Woods Hole Film Festival, amongst others, and was shortlisted as a finalist for the 2020 Sundance Ignite Fellowship. He has a BFA in Film Production from Emerson College.


Jack Nelson is from Ponte Vedra Beach, FL and is currently a senior at Bowdoin College in Brunswick ME. After working at WHFF as an intern last summer, he is excited to now be participating in the Programing Fellowship. Jack studies film in college and has an interest in narrative features and screenwriting.




Katelyn Howard






Tara Le Reynolds is an aspiring television writer living in Los Angeles who will graduate with an MFA from Loyola Marymount University in the spring of 2022. She is a film buff, foodie, and cat mom to a sphynx named Shmuley.