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Executive Director, Cressandra Thibodeaux

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Cressandra Thibodeaux founded Bechdel Films in 2015.  She is passionate about filmmaking. She received her MFA from Columbia University’s Film program and her undergrad degree in English at U.T. at Austin. In 2012, she received a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Rice University’s Center for Philanthropy & Nonprofit Leadership.  She also has produced, written, directed, shot and edited numerous documentaries, shorts and commercials. She has written a one-act play "Bitter Valentine," which was showcased in 2003, by Naked Angels at WestCoast Playhouse.  Recently, her full-length play "Dialogues on Grace" received great reviews by the Houston Chronicle and BroadwayWorld.  In addition, her writing and directing has won numerous awards, including several Addy Awards, fourth place at Slamdance, and Thibodeaux has also received a residency at the distinguished MacDowell Colony.

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