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Eric Mahoney is a director / producer whose debut documentary, North Dixie Drive was called, "A perfect cinematic piece of cultural anthropology" by director Jim Jarmusch. He produced the global anthology film, Madly which won Best Actress at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Most recently he directed and produced the documentary, Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero which premiered at the 2019 SXSW Film Festival. In addition to his film work Eric hosted the Kon-tiki Podcast, a show dedicated to interviewing prominent artists, musicians and filmmakers to talk about their favorite movies. Eric is also co-founder of the Brooklyn based film and tv production company Hotshot Robot Productions. 


Ian Jacobs is a producer, film / video editor, director and musician living in New York City. His cuts and credits have aired on VICELAND, Travel Channel, MTV, VH1, Comedy Central, HBO, New York Film Festival and Discovery Channel. Recently Ian produced and edited the feature documentary film, Brainiac: Transmissions After Zero (World Premiere SXSW ‘19). He's also spent over 20 years booking and promoting festivals, events and concerts in conjunction with a number of large scale booking agencies as well as his own musical project, MonogramsIan is also co-founder of the Brooklyn based film and tv production company Hotshot Robot Productions. 


YSFF has an incredibly talented and knowledgeable team of advocates, from local business owners to award winning filmmakers. These advisory members are helping to ensure its success in every aspect.

Steven Bognar

Academy Award Winning Director & Producer


Wavelength Productions

Award Winning Film and TV Production Company 


The Wirrig Family Foundation

Community Advocates


Lela Klein

Executive Director and Co-founder of the Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative


Brandon Harris

Filmmaker / Producer / Author 


Jeannamarie Cox

Executive Director, Yellow Springs Community Foundation


Malte Von Matthiessen

Community Advocate 


Libby Ballengee

Talent Buyer & Promoter, The Brightside


Mary Kay Smith 

Owner, The Winds Cafe


Angel Cheng 

Multimedia Producer / Communications Executive

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