SEEfest Volunteer Spotlight – Izaura Avitia
SEEfest cannot exist without the fabulous volunteers who are working behind the scenes day in and day out, especially between January and May. It’s high time we put turned the spotlight on these dedicated cinephiles who make the annual festival a reality.
To kick off the series of posts, we’re pleased to introduce you to Izaura Avitia, a new addition to the SEEfest Team and intern for this 2019 season.
Izaura is doing a lot of the legwork to find the best screening and event venues. This job is critical for assuring we have venues and enough seats for each screening. In the city of movies, there are hundreds of screening rooms so finding the one that will give our non-profit a good deal takes persistence. Izaura is enthusiastic and up to the job.
Here’s Izaura Avitia, in her own words…
What attracted you to volunteer for SEEfest?
I was attracted to SEEFest due to the festivals’ commitment to bringing art, specifically less commercial art, to the general public. I think it is important for the education of people as a whole.
How long have you been involved with SEEfest and the Festival and what volunteer positions have you held?
This is my first year as an intern with SEEFest.
Are you involved in the film industry? If so, what do you do? How did you get started?
I am not involved in the film industry but have worked for many years in theatre management.
What’s your favorite film and why?
My favorite film is Gone Girl because it always keeps you guessing. The film is a puzzle that comes together in the end, but has countless layers that can be unpacked over time.
Tell us a bit about your life: where are you from; what do you do for a living; what do you love about Los Angeles and how long have you lived here?
I am a Los Angeles native and a recent graduate of Loyola Marymount University, hoping to pursue a masters in social work. I have lived in Los Angeles for 20 years and it is truly my home. I love spending time with my family, eating different kinds of food and going to the beach, musicals, plays, and museums!
What do you look forward to most about SEEfest2019?
I look forward to seeing SEEFest 2019 come together! This is my first year, so it really is beautiful seeing the process and hard work of each of our volunteers.
Please say hello in the comments and welcome to Izaura Avitia to SEEfest!
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