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Executive Director, Cressandra Thibodeaux

Senior Editor, Elizabeth Mims

DIRECTOR: Cressandra Thibodeaux founded Bechdel Films in 2015.  She was born lower East Side of Manhattan and raised in Texas. She received her MFA from Columbia University’s Film program and her undergrad degree in English at U.T. at Austin. She is an award-winning filmmaker whose films have screened at SXSW, Chicago Children's Film Festival and Worldfest to name a few.  She's won three Austin Addy Awards, fourth place for her script Bill Picket: Bulldogger, and received recognition for her screenwriting, most recently she received a residency at the distinguished MacDowell Colony.

SENIOR EDITOR: Elizabeth Mims grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated with a BFA from CalArts. Her 2012 film Only The Young was theatrically released by Oscilloscope and won numerous awards including the Silverdoc’s Sterling Silver Award for best US documentary, American Film Institute Audience Award, and was nominated for a Spirit Award. She was also nominated as homecoming princess in high school. Elizabeth was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Indie Film and worked as the Senior Film Programmer for Austin Film Festival for over 5 years. She works at Paramind Films as a director, editor and producer.

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