board of directors

Ingrid Jean-Baptiste
CEO & Founder
Sonia Jean-Baptiste
CEO & Founder
Elizabeth Kemp
Actress, Acting Coach
Pascal Chemin
Marketing VP
John Patrick Shanley
Playwright, Screenwriter, Director
Paul Calderon
Actor, Director

cff advisory board

  • Aaron Pierce Attorney-at-law
  • Bruno Chatelin Executive,
  • Kiki Lambden-Stout Director, Producer at Mudcat Films
  • Lawrence M. Kaye Art Law Attorney at Kaye Spiegler
  • Michael Ruotolo Financier at BMO Capital Markets
  • Michel Abramowicz Cinematographer
  • Pascal Bonifay Creative, Composer at Beware Of Dogs
  • Patrick Timsit Actor, Producer, Director, Standup Comedian
  • Richard Stein Screenwriter, Producer

chelsea film institute

The Chelsea Film Institute is a registered 501(c)(3) organization. It supports BIPOC filmmakers from NYC with equipment, training and grants to produce their films.


To donate by phone, please contact us at  646.580.3931 Monday through Friday from 9am–5pm EST.

Our mission: “Making the World a Better Place” one film at a time!
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