The Martha’s Vineyard Film Society welcomes Island resident Michele Ortlip as their new film festivals coordinator. Ms. Ortlip has a background in film and theatre, and was an independent casting director for more than 25 years in New York. She is also an artist and was the director/founder of Four Generations Art Gallery in Vineyard Haven.

Ms. Ortlip currently lives in West Tisbury with her husband and two daughters.

For more information on film society festivals and programs, including the Environmental Film Festival screening this weekend, visit