Our members and supporters enable us to grow Klamath's film industry, support independent filmmakers, provide basic filmmaking equipment for member use, and bring film arts & culture to the Basin.

Consider a Klamath Film membership  to benefit from all we do, including discounts on event tickets!

. . . or check out our film-lover  levels which pay you back and more with awesome ticket packages!

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Thank you to our current membership for your support!
Dylan Acres
Steve Ayola
Zack Baker
Art Belsky
Ann Cavanaugh
Julia Clark
Brian Ellis
Cliff Foster
Lee Fuchsmann
Lisa Gabriel
Sophia Garrison
Sherry Grimes
Joelle Harris
Paul Harris
Jon Hurley
Sean Johnson
Brenden Ketchum
Gary Kout
Lynn Lamoree
Tom Lamoree
Kurt Liedtke
Sarah Logan
Jason McMurry
Cathy McNeely
Lainee Meis
Lori Nussbaum
Sally Palcovich
David Paoli
Ben Piper
Lawrence Powers
David Reed
Denise Ross
Toby Ross
David Shute
Robin Smith
Holly Stork
Wayne Sweat
George Tyson
David West
Jesse Widener
Aaron Wood


Become a Klamath Film film-lover  where tickets pay you back and more!

Past Members

Jennifer Bavarskas
Frederick Brigham
Jose Bustillos
Tom Cooley
Justin Fowler
Joi Garlington
Christina Herzod
Brooke Hockett
Andy Hollenbeak
Alexander Ibarra
Maddie Juhl
Art Martin
Katie McGirl
Rebecca McGirl
Ryan Niemi
Tony Nunes
Kegan Powless
Matt Roemer
Kayla Sha
Pela Via

Officers and Board

Jesse Widener

Jesse Widener

Executive Director/Site Admin

Jesse Widener has a wide range of experience in the arts including architecture, music composition, photography, software development, drawing and writing. He brings his passion and experience to filmmaking, having had several films show at the Klamath Independent Film Festival, as well as the Portland International Film Festival and Ashland Independent Film Festival. Jesse also serves on the board of Klamath's official tourism agency Discover Klamath.

Joelle Harris

Joelle Harris

Board Chair

Joelle Harris is an Architect at ZCS Engineering and Architecture and has been practicing for 20 years. She has worked on a wide range of building types from multi-family housing to significant alterations and seismic rehabilitation of historic landmark buildings. She is currently working on growing the architectural design division at ZCS and supports projects throughout Oregon. Joelle recently moved to Klamath Falls with her husband Paul, and they are enjoying the seasons and exploring outdoors with their two dogs.

Lori Nussbaum

Lori Nussbaum

Vice Chair

Lori Nussbaum creates, enjoys, and supports local art and culture such as the Klamath Independent Film Festival, Arts on the Flyway, and theater performances. In August 2017, Lori had the opportunity to be a spotlight operator for the Mary Poppins performances at the Ross Ragland. Other interests include board games, puzzles, and learning something new each day.

Robin Smith

Robin Smith

Secretary/Social Media Admin

Robin Smith has lived throughout the Western US, has worked in administration for social service programs, including her current daytime employer, and is currently acquiring a degree in Social Services. Robin enjoys online distributed media and is looking to fill her free time contributing to our community arts & culture through Klamath Film, and exploring various aspects of the craft. Robin recently completed work on an independent feature filmed in Klamath.

Ann Cavanaugh

Ann Cavanaugh


Ann Cavanaugh is co-owner of SmithBates printing, one of the oldest printing companies in the state of Oregon. A long-time resident of Klamath Falls, Ann has been instrumental in the startup and continued success of many local nonprofits geared toward the improvement of our economy, community, and the pride and enjoyment of living in the Klamath Basin, some of which include our official tourism agency Discover Klamath, as well as the Klamath County Economic Development Association.

Paul Harris

Paul Harris

Technical Director/Quartermaster

Paul Harris has been a stagehand for over 30 years. As a member of IATSE Local 16 in San Francisco, Paul has worked on many feature films, broadway shows, concerts, and other events. Paul now lives in Klamath Falls and enjoys working as a stagehand at the Ross Ragland Theater, spending time with his wife, and reaching out to get involved with and support the arts and community.

Brian Ellis

Brian Ellis

Armed with degrees in both writing and geography...yes, geography...Brian Ellis leapt into the world of film and television, having been involved in successful, low-budget independent features such as "The Invoking", a financial success spawning two sequels, and two 2017 films: "Hunting Grounds" and "Ayla". Brian currently has five television shows in early development, as both a writer and a producer, recently worked as Associate Producer on dramatic thriller "Flower in the Dirt", and is currently in process to produce films shot in the Klamath Basin.

David West

David West

David West lives in Klamath Falls with his wife Kathryn and their two young children, Scarlett and Kirk. David is the writer, director, cinematographer, and editor of ten narrative short films, half a dozen documentary shorts, countless commercials and corporate videos, and one feature film. He's currently developing his next feature film, "In the Shadow of the Valley"; a dark thriller set in rural Oregon.

Member Levels

Level/Cost Description/Benefits


Can attend 2 monthly Klamath Film meetings before being asked to be a member in order to continue attending meetings/benefitting from Klamath Film

Non-members have no vote.

Value: No downside to checking us out!



K-12 students allowed to attend all monthly Klamath Film meetings as Non-members

Can not borrow filmmaking equipment

Non-members have no vote.

Value: Free has unlimited/infinite value!

Klamath Film Member

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Can attend all monthly Klamath Film meetings.

Can borrow filmmaking equipment.

Can vote on member issues.

$5 discount on ALL Klamath Film shows/events.

Value: At least $20-$25+ Depending on number of Klamath Film shows/events attended.

Film-lover Levels

Level/Cost Description/Benefits
Popcorn Pass

$30PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Non-member status.

4 free single show tickets to Klamath Film shows of your choice

Value: At least $40

Fest Friend

$75PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Non-member status.

4 free single show tickets to Klamath Film shows of your choice plus 1 KIFF Festival Pass!

Value: At least $100

Movie Mad!!

$125PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!

Non-member status.

4 free single show tickets to Klamath Film shows of your choice plus 2 KIFF Festival Passes!

Value: At least $160