Tonya Canady is an actress, and producer. Recently seen on Mark Ruffalo’s HBO miniseries I Know This Much Is True, Tonya has been acting since she was 11. Being a caregiver has been a challenge while also being a catalyst to her success. 

Suzette Troché-Stapp is the president of TMIFF, as well as an award winning director, producer and star-photographer / multi-media artist.

JoAnn Hess is a multi-award winning, screenwriter who specializes in character-driven Thrillers.  Her work is highly demanded by producers and has written several scripts on paid assignment in Crime Drama, Thriller and Action/Thriller genres.

Chaplain Tamia Dow is a retired Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Domestic Violence Detective (DV).  She is a sought after International Speaker and Trainer, award winning filmmaker, and author. She trains both citizen organizations and law enforcement officers locally and internationally in the area of Human (Labor and Sex) Trafficking, Domestic Violence, Threat Assessment, Stalking and Personal Safety for Women and Children.

Marianna Mankowska is an animator, illustrator and film director from Krakow, Poland. Her animations are hand drawn watercolor paper pieces.