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Lexi Leban

Lexi Leban is an independent filmmaker and educator. Her short films, More than a Paycheck, Her Tattoo, Labor and Tic Toc Bio Clock have screened at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, the Mill Valley Film Festival and the Berlin International Film Festival as well as online at Leban was co-producer of Mama Wuhunzi, a feature documentary about women who build wheelchairs for use in developing countries, and associate producer of Everyday Heroes, a film by Academy Award nominee Rick Goldsmith about youth in service to Americorps. Leban is an associate professor of digital motion picture at Cogswell College in Silicon Valley, and was recently appointed to the board of directors of Film Arts Foundation in San Francisco.

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Lidia Szajko

Lidia Szajko is an independent filmmaker and film educator whose works have screened on public television and at international film festivals. Her films—which explore social and human rights issues and the experiences of people living in transition—have won awards including the Isabella Liddel Art Award for Most Promising Woman Filmmaker at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Award of Merit at both Superfest XVIII and the International Media Festival on Disabilities in Berkeley and the People's Choice award at the Humboldt Film and Video Festival. Szajko is chair of the Film Production Department at City College of San Francisco, and was appointed to the San Francisco Film Commission in 2001.

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