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Rachel Walker

Advisory Council
Vidiots Foundation

Rachel Walker has worked in the film industry for 15+ years in programming, producing, publicity and industry liaising with organizations like Comic-Con, Sundance Film Festival, Film Independent, and more, and is a member of both the Producers Guild and the Publicists Guild.On the programming side, she served as festival director for the No Budget Film Festival for five years, guest programmed for LMU’s film department, and was Head of Programming for the Drafthouse LA (long live CATS Rowdys) in the before-times, as well as a programmer and for Alamo on Demand and virtual event producer for Fantastic Fest during the height of the pandemic. Currently, she is an Associate Programmer for the Sundance Film Festival, consultant for the Philadelphia Film Society, and sits on the Advisory Boards for the Overlook Film Festival and the Vidiots Foundation. In addition to programming work, Rachel has produced shorts and features that have played SXSW, Tribeca and AFI Fest among others. Her latest short on the festival circuit is SPLINTER, directed by beloved writer and podcaster Marc Bernardin, and she is about to enter into pre-production on two others. In her spare time, when not escaping a room or dedicating hours to board games and creating new MTG decks, she can be found developing elaborate missions, writing secret codes, and hiding cell phones in birthday cakes with her experiential events company Interwoven Immersive.

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Events featuring Rachel Walker
Events featuring Rachel Walker