Christian Oh (President) is known for his involvement with local and national expos, conventions, galas, and large-scale events. Involved with the film festival for nearly two decades, he was also the co-founder and Executive Director of Kollaboration DC, an Asian American Talent competition in the DC metro area. He has been a panelist, moderator, and a professional emcee for many Asian American Media and Arts events and is a former adjunct professor for the Asian American Studies program at University of Maryland. Christian has produced and directed many award-winning shorts, music videos, commercials, and public service announcements. He received his film background education from George Washington University Documentary Center, internships with Adobe at both the Cannes and Venice Film Festivals and on-hands experience with Sundance and Tribeca.
Melissa Bisagni is a film curator, consultant and festival programmer specializing in Indigenous and Asian American film. She is the Festival Director for the DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, a member of the Four Quarters Collective along with Nzingha Kendall, Joanna Raczynska and KJ Mohr and a contributing partner in the Asian American Pacific Islander Film Festival Organizers Collaborative. She served for 15 years as the Film and Video Program Manager at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, where she continues to work in Museum Learning and Programs. Melissa’s other passion, education equity, has given her the opportunity to work with other parents and community leaders advocating for children in the DC public school system through district-wide Head Start, Kindred Communities and DC PAVE.