Derek Horne

Director of Programming

Derek Horne has been working in programming for 20 years, including film festivals coast to coast from Newport (RI) to Newport Beach (CA). Currently, Derek is the Director of Programming for the Annapolis Film Festival in the Spring and the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in the Fall. Derek worked in the Filmmaker Services Department at the Sundance Film Festival for six years and was the Film Coordinator at Chapman University’s film school for ten years handling the distribution of thousands of student films and promoting the careers of many talented emerging artists. Derek was the founding editor of Kodak’s student filmmaking magazine and has written articles for their “In Production, On Campus” newsmagazine as well as IndieWire.


Technical Director

We are excited to welcome Christina Helm as our new 2018 Technical Director for the Annapolis film festival. She joins us with a wide array of experience in large event production, film festivals, special lighting, media management and IT and software design. She was previously a touring violinist, worked at Feld Entertainment, and has been freelance for the past seven years.

Cindy Miller

Festival Producer

Cindy is an independent producer, line producer and production manager for the film, television and commercial industry. She is the producer of the Sundance Award winning feature documentary, DIVINE TRASH, about the early work of Baltimore filmmaker John Waters, and the follow up film, IN BAD TASTE for the Independent Film Channel & Bravo. In addition she has produced dozens of national commercials from Gummy Bears to Adidas. Her television credits include Homicide: Life on the Streets, America’s Most Wanted, Mastermind and Split Screen to name a few. Before turning to the production side, Cindy was a SAG/AFTRA actor working on many films shot in DC & Baltimore. From 2006 to 2010, Cindy was the Festival Producer for the AFI/Discovery Channel SILVERDOCS Film Festival. She has served on the board of the Maryland Chapter of Women In Film & Video and is a member of the Producers Guild of America.

Katie Shinsato

Festival Coordinator

Chellie Schou

Production Coordinator


Print Traffic Coordinator

Adam Stovall is currently studying Digital Design at Anne Arundel Community College with plans to transfer to a four-year university in the Fall. He is an avid photographer and videographer with an interest in cinematography and producing. He has freelanced in the area as well as worked for the FILMSTERS Academy as a summer intern in 2017. Adam is excited to be the 2018 Print Traffic Coordinator for the Festival and you may see him riding the town on his motorcycle delivering films to venues.