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Hebe Tabachnik

Film Society of Minneapolis Saint Paul
Artistic Director
For 20 years Hebe Tabachnik has been a film curator, producer and festival consultant, and has participated as juror,
project evaluator and panelist at film festivals in the US, Europe, Latin America, Israel and China. She is Senior World
Cinema Programmer for the Seattle (SIFF) and Palms Springs (PSFF) International Film Festivals and the Artistic Director of
the Cine Latino Minneapolis Saint Paul Film Festival. She gives workshops about festivals, film distribution and project
pitching all around the world.

She has worked for the Sundance and Los Angeles Film Festivals, the World 3-D Film Expos, the American Cinematheque
of Los Angeles and has been in the selection committee of the International Documentary Association (IDA) Awards.
She has been the Director and Producer of the Guadalajara International Film Festival in Los Angeles (FICG in LA) and
Board Member and programmer of Dance Camera West (DCW).

Hebe graduated with degrees in Directing and Screenwriting at the Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires where she became
a Professor for the Directing Department. She is also the Co-Founder and Vice President of Lokro Productions, Inc., a film
production company established in 1999 in Los Angeles.

Hebe received a special recognition from the California State Assembly in 2012 and the 2015 Moving Film Forward Award
presented by the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) for her work building bridges of
understanding between filmgoers, filmmakers and talent and her ralentless support for the Latino and Ibero American
talent in front and behind the camera.