Kristian Salinas | Artistic Director
Kristian’s involvement with QFest dates back to 1996, when he served on the Festival’s first Advisory Committee. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin's Radio-TV-Film program, Kristian has been involved in nearly every facet within the arts and entertainment industry, having worked for Rice Cinema, MFAH Films, Landmark Theatres, Southwest Alternate Media Project (SWAMP). and Texas Accountants and Lawyers for the Arts. in 2003, Kristian served a stint as Senior Programmer at Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.
Michael Robinson | Co-Artistic Director
Michael’s involvement with QFest is quite recent, joining the festival in the summer of 2017. A recent graduate of Rice University, Michael gained experience and familiarity with the Houston film landscape working at Rice Cinema as a projectionist, working with various film festivals such as Cinema Arts and the Houston Iranian Film Festival. Michael continues his own art through filmmaking, specifically in documentary and experimental film.