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The conference team is also supported by all of the IDA staff and Board of Directors.


Programming & Production

Abby Sun, sitting in chair

Conference Director

Abby Sun is IDA's Director of Artist Programs and leads the programming team of Getting Real '22.

Chris Boeckmann


Chris Boeckmann is a programmer and story consultant who focuses on documentary filmmaking. Previously, he was director of programming at the True/False Film Fest. His bylines include Film Comment and Filmmaker Magazine.

Eleni Kafetzi

Conference Producer

As a director, producer, writer, and interdisciplinary artist, Eleni Kafetzi works at the intersection of visual and performing arts, directing and producing festivals, live events, and performances. She holds a PhD in interdisciplinary performance practices. 

Gabriella Ortega Ricketts

Programming Manager

Gabriella Ortega Ricketts is a Colombian-American interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker living in Los Angeles. As an archival producer, her work most notably includes Rebel Hearts (Sundance, 2021) and The Andy Warhol Diaries (Netflix, 2022).

Jonathan Ali


Jonathan Ali is director of programming for Third Horizon Film Festival. Among his other roles, he is a programme advisor for Open City Documentary Festival and was previously an advisor for Sheffield Doc/Fest. He is based in London, England.

Zeynep Guzel

Programming Consultant

Zeynep Güzel is a filmmaker (Come Rain or Shine, 2019), producer and the former Head of the Yeni Film Fund, Turkey’s first private documentary fund, established in 2015. She is the Head of Berlinale Talents Doc Station and senior consultant of the Documentary Association of Europe.