Stephanie Yuhas, Executive DirectorStephanie-Yuhas_Web

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

MattConant_WebMatt 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

Advisory Board

  • Jackie Borock – PIFVA
  • Renae Dinerman
  • Melissa Kapadia-Bodi
  • Pete Lauritzen
  • Helene Rosenfeldt
  • Doug Seiler – Seiler Drury Architects