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 is a writer on the new season of Mystery Science Theater 3000 on Netflix. 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 Group of UBS
  • Zachary Hoover, Vice-President – Office of State Senator Daylin Leach
  • John Duffy, Treasurer – Rivergate KW Residential
  • David S. Conant, Jr.
  • Matt Conant – Crystalline Studios
  • Jim Flanagan
  • Art Menko
  • Priya Prakash Royal – Royal Law Firm, PLLC
  • Rich Singer – Financial Consultant
  • Stephanie Yuhas – Cinevore Studios

Advisory Board

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