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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Members

Thank you to our current membership for your support!
Zack Baker
Art Belsky
Brette Bliss
Tom Cooley
Brian Ellis
Lee Fuchsmann
Paul Harris
Franny Howes
Sean Johnson
Brenden Ketchum
Gary Kout
Lynn Lamoree
Tom Lamoree
Amber Lancaster
Kurt Liedtke
Sarah Logan
Cathy McNeely
Lainee Meis
Ryan Niemi
Lori Nussbaum
David Paoli
Curtis Peoples
Evelynn Perlman
Lawrence Powers
Kevin Quinn
David Reed
Denise Ross
Toby Ross
Robin Smith
Holly Stork
Wayne Sweat
George Tyson
David West
Jesse Widener
Joanna Wolverton

Film-lovers

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Joelle Harris
Jeanette Rutherford

Past Members

Thank you to our past members for your support!

Dylan Acres
Steve Ayola
Jennifer Bavarskas
Frederick Brigham
Jose Bustillos
Julia Clark
Cliff Foster
Justin Fowler
Lisa Gabriel
Joi Garlington
Sophia Garrison
Sherry Grimes
Christina Herzod
Brooke Hockett
Andy Hollenbeak
Jon Hurley
Alexander Ibarra
Maddie Juhl
Art Martin
Katie McGirl
Rebecca McGirl
Jason McMurry
Tony Nunes
Sally Palcovich
Ben Piper
Kegan Powless
Matt Roemer
Kayla Sha
David Shute
Pela Via
Aaron Wood

Officers and Board

Kurt Liedtke

Kurt Liedtke

Executive Director

Kurt Liedtke has years of experience working in the entertainment industry through various roles in music, film, social media and video games, and has worked for two newspaper publications in Southern Oregon -- the Lake County Examiner and the Herald & News -- since relocating to the Klamath Basin. His tenure in the news industry has included work as a journalist, photographer, videographer, copy editor, managing editor, sports editor, commercial drone pilot and social media manager. Alongside his role as Klamath Film's Executive Director, Kurt continues to work as the Herald & News' Online Editor.

Curtis Peoples

Curtis Peoples

Board Chair

Curtis Peoples, PhD. is an Archivist for the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library at Texas Tech University. He oversees the Crossroads Recording Studio at TTU and is a musician who has worked in the music business for five decades. Dr. Peoples teaches the “History of West Texas Music” and “Studies in Texas Music History” for TTU, and “American Media Studies” in Humanities at Oregon Tech. He hosts the “Music Crossroads of Texas” radio show and has original music compositions in the short film “Bogart County” and the documentary “Frank Reaugh: Pastel Poet of the Plains.”

Amber Lancaster

Amber Lancaster

Vice Chair

Amber Lancaster, PhD. is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at Oregon Tech and teaches courses in professional and technical writing, electronic communication and media, proposal and grant writing, and document design. Her interest in film began as an undergraduate student in a Film Interpretation course and developed throughout her minor in History, with emphasis in American Cinema. She joined Klamath Film in 2019 and is an avid supporter of the arts and humanities.

Joelle Harris

Joelle Harris

Secretary

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.

Jesse Widener

Jesse Widener

Treasurer

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 multiple film festivals, including the Portland International Film Festival and Ashland Independent Film Festival. Jesse also serves on the board of Klamath's official tourism agency Discover 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.

Brenden Ketchum

Brenden Ketchum

Brenden Ketchum joins Klamath Film's board as a representative of Klamath youth. He has been involved in theatre productions at the Linkville Playhouse since he was 14, having been cast in a myriad of roles, mainly in children's theatrical productions. Brenden was also cast as the bully in locally shot Klamath short film "Stitched to Perfection" and has since been a regular volunteer and member of Klamath Film.

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson is a writer, director, and producer of films and videos. He has several features and numerous shorts to his credit, as well as having acted in a number of other independent films. He holds a BFA in filmmaking and an MA in media psychology and taught film production at the San Francisco Art Institute from 2006 to 2010.

Court Connick

Court Connick

Court hails from Los Angeles, CA where he began his film experience as a session musician/arranger at the age of 19. This was followed by several years as the staff composer for TCA films. In 1980, Court co-founded The Research Company, a small scientific/technical film company in Hermosa Beach. Court recently moved to Klamath Falls.

Lindsay Silver

Lindsay Silver

Lindsay Silver, a recent Oregon transplant that hails from Montana, is a post-baccalaureate student at Oregon Tech working toward a degree in Professional Writing. She is in active pursuit of creating a writing career specializing as a grant writer. Her first degree, from the University of Montana in Psychology, lead to challenging but rewarding work in child and family services as a behavioral specialist and victim advocate. As a direct compliment to her mental health work, and in striving to keep a balanced lifestyle, Lindsay has worked as an instructor and personal trainer encouraging physical health and vitality.

Member Levels

Level/Cost Description/Benefits
Non-member

n/a

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

Free!

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

$25/year
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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 ("Coraline" special charity event not included)

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 ("Coraline" special charity event not included)

...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 ("Coraline" special charity event not included)

...plus 2 KIFF Festival Passes!

Value: At least $160