Stephanie Yuhas, Executive Director
Stephanie M. Yuhas graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Philadelphia University of the Arts with a BFA in Animation. In addition to Project Twenty1, Stephanie operates the marketing arm of Crystalline Studios, a Philadelphia-based animation & writing company. As an animator, Stephanie feels there is a large void in the time-based festival circuit for animation, given the typical constraints and intensity of the medium. She believes that Project Twenty1 provides enough time to produce polished films and creates a unique venue for animators to screen their work alongside live-action filmmakers.
Matt Conant, Artistic Director
Matt Conant is the co-founder of Project Twenty1. He has over ten years experience as a writer and director on shorts, features, and episodic content for web and broadcast, including the series Moot, Nerd vs. Geek, OverAnalyzers, Society: Why It’s Wrong, Super Plumber Bros, and Living in 8 Bits. He graduated Temple University Magna Cum Laude with a BA in Film & Media Arts and is a member of American MENSA. He helped create Project Twenty1 in order to help reduce the financial barriers of entry for independent artists to careers in film.
Board of Directors
- Ryan Leib, President – Keystone Wealth Management
- Zachary Hoover, Vice-President – Office of State Senator Daylin Leach
- John Duffy, Treasurer – Deloitte
- David S. Conant, Jr.
- Matt Conant – Crystalline Studios
- John Dawkins
- Priya Prakash Royal – Royal Law Firm, PLLC
- Rich Singer
- Stephanie Yuhas – Cinevore Studios
- Jackie Borock – PIFVA
- Renae Dinerman
- Melissa Kapadia-Bodi
- Pete Lauritzen
- Helene Rosenfeldt
- Doug Seiler – Seiler Drury Architects