Paul is a serial entrepreneur and USAF veteran. He served as an intelligence officer and upon completing his service he moved to the film industry where he worked as Director of Sales and Acquisitions at Covert Media. UCSD and CSUF MBA alum.

He co-founded Filmocracy to help democratize the imbalance of opportunities in the entertainment industry for the independent film community.

KASIA KACZMARCZYK  //  Filmocracy – Co-Founder, CPO  //  Fellowship – Head of Operations

Kasia is a specialist in multimedia narrative and has led international research teams in investigating narrative in various types of media, spanning film, literature, all the way to narrative architecture. She has held fellowships at Harvard, Yale, and other universities in the US and Europe while publishing extensively on neuroaesthetics and narrative space design. Subsequently, she applied her research expertise in video game development, working as a part of the team building
software for narrative game creators.
At Filmocracy she oversees product development. What motivates her is the vision of making film festivals more accessible to underprivileged communities by implementing hybrid models, and empowering filmmakers to build communities outside of big studio systems.

JON FITZGERALD  //  Filmocracy – Head of Acquisitions  //  Filmocracy Fest – Festival Director
  // Fellowship – Head of Education

Jon has 25 years of experience in the independent film, internet and film festival communities. As a filmmaker, he has produced a number of award winning documentaries; and as a consultant, he has guided many independent film projects through the maze of festivals and hybrid distribution models.

Previous works include co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival (1995), Festival Director for the prestigious AFI Film Festival in (1997). He later created a consulting business, guiding the launch of numerous film festivals (Bahamas, Lone Star, Orlando), directing several others (Santa Barbara, Naples and Abu Dhabi), and consulting to dozens more.

Jon has founded iGEMS.tv, as a guide to engaging movies and series and is currently working as head of Acquisitions at Filmocracy.

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