Jacques Paisner, Exec. Director, Co-Founder
Jacques Paisner is the programmer at the Jean Cocteau Cinema, and he currently serves on the Executive Board of Directors for the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation. He is the author of Albuquerque Blues 2007, and was writer and director of the 2009 feature film, Rejection. Jacques received a BA degree in Philosophy in 2003 from the University of New Mexico. He was born in Minneapolis in 1980, grew up in Oregon, Navajo Nation and Santa Fe. He is also a 1998 graduate of Santa Fe High School. He currently lives in downtown Santa Fe. Jacques has been a juror for SWAIA's Indian Market Native Cinema Showcase for 5 years.
In 2016 he was asked to serve on the City of Santa Fe's Film and Digital Media Commission.
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