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Stosh Mintek Executive Director, Ghetto Film School LA

A graduate of Yale University’s undergraduate film program, Stosh Mintek has worked with Ghetto Film School (GFS) since 2004. As Program Director (2004-2008), he produced GFS international film shoots in France, Uganda and Brazil, as well as hundreds of short films in New York City.

As Director of Development and Special Projects (2008-2012), Stosh supervised the implementation of $2.5 million in capital funding to build the South Bronx Post House, and designed and launched GFS MasterClass, a unique initiative that delivers GFS’ award-winning arts education model on a global scale.

In 2012, Stosh became the Executive Producer of Digital Bodega, Ghetto Film School’s in-house transmedia production company. Digital Bodega is staffed by top alumni from GFS, and operates out of the South Bronx Post House, creating bespoke media solutions (including commercials, ethnography portraits and trends reports) for corporate clients like Sony, Nike, Atlantic Records and JP Morgan.

In 2014, Stosh relocated to Los Angeles to become Executive Director of GFS LA, the west coast division of GFS, founded in partnership with Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and 21st Century Fox. During its first three years of operation, GFS LA will serve 75 young Angelenos with outstanding film training and resources through its signature Fellows Program.

As an independent filmmaker, Stosh has written, shot, directed, edited and produced numerous short films, music videos, animations, and documentaries that have screened in national and international film festivals, including “Little Fish” (2008), “The Fun House” (2009), “Paper Day” (2009), “The Town Chernobyl Built” (2010), “Elementary Cool” (2010), “The Line” (2011), and “End of the Season” (2012).

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