Manager, Business Development & Operations
“Working on a million different projects every day excites me. But it’s the impact that Cinequest has on our audiences, partners, and patrons that moves and motivates me.”
Antonea is an integral part of Cinequest's Business Development and Operations teams. She has been with the team since 2012, being directly involved in the strategic planning and development of the company and its divisions. Her passion to empower artists and audiences continuously motivates her to produce world-class events for Cinequest Film & VR Festival. Antonea manages the annual Screenwriting Competition, Writer’s Celebration, Artist & Innovator Forums and several of Cinequest’s festivals, parties, and meet-ups. Seeing her projects come to life and impacting and empowering audiences motivates the team player to constantly come up with new and better ideas for the next festivals.
Her genuine care for Cinequest’s patrons, along with planning and communication skills ensure that sponsors and partners are involved with Cinequest in an optimized way. Antonea is working year round on establishing and developing strong, collaborative partnerships, sponsor relations, and Cinequest’s individual contributor program.
Antonea’s energetic nature determines her life outside of Cinequest. On weekends, you can find the outdoor enthusiast climbing mountain tops, succeeding at mixed martial arts, or dancing salsa and cooking with friends.