A resident of Stowe, Vermont—Anna Colavito has focused her entire professional career in project and creative management and production in advertising and film. A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Anna triple majored in photography, anthropology, and English. She is an independent film lover dedicated to supporting the open expression of young artists. Scout Film Festival is the culmination of Anna's personal and professional experiences combined with her belief in offering a dynamic venue for young people to focus their energy.
Within her 14 years in advertising, Anna worked at acclaimed agencies Arnold Worldwide in Boston and Fallon, BBH and J Walter Thompson in New York City. She managed creative projects from initiation through production, guiding schedules, budgets, art and production, creative and technical processes. Anna became the Associate Director of Project Management and Creative Manager responsible for 20 project managers and over 100 creatives (art directors, designers, copywriters).
In 2002, Anna joined the GenArt Film Festival as Producer and Tech Screener. In addition to screening hundreds of submissions, Anna served as a liaison between GenArt, the filmmakers, and theaters, scheduling and managing tech screenings with filmmakers and projectionists to ensure perfect technical outcome for the premiere.
In building the Scout Film Festival, Anna engaged the Creative Media Art and Design department of Green Mountain Technology and Career Center in Hyde Park, VT as a sounding board, think tank and creative team. She then joined the Advisory Board as an ongoing opportunity to positively affect and learn from the exact target of her project.