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Michael Rabehl

Director of Programming
Michael has been a member of the Cinequest team since 1994. As the Director of Programming, he manages the film selection process for the festival and supervises the programming teams to create a world-class line up of films and guests every year. In his role as the Associate Director, he is directly involved with the strategic planning of the festival.

Michael’s passion to discover new talent and help artists connect with audiences through the art of cinema inspires his work at Cinequest. Over two decades he has jump-started the careers of many successful artists and brought many established icons and celebrities to Cinequest. He has programmed thousands of World, North American and United States premieres and helped make Cinequest what is it today – one of the Top 10 Film Festivals in the world and the leader in innovations that empower artists and audiences.