Doc Sunback Film Festival

Promoting All Genres of Independent Film

Chris’s experience with technical production elevates the audience experience at the Doc Sunback film festival.  Lights and sound play an important role in the filmmaker’s story and how it is presented in the theater “brings it to life”.  Chris’s intent is for the production to enhance the ambient and emotional attachment to the stories, making them immersive and memorable.

Sheri has been involved in film festival programming even before Doc Sunback, beginning as a volunteer screener at other festivals.  In addition to watching every single film ever submitted to Doc Sunback (over 3,000 films) Sheri assists with programming at other well established film festivals throughout the Midwest.  She has a deep love for independent film.



Nancy Farber Mottola

Executive Director

In addition to being a founding director for the festival, Kenny is an award winning filmmaker.  Kenny works hard throughout the year to bring a filmmaker's perspective to Doc Sunback, from the hospitality shown to the filmmakers to the explanation of work needed to create various shots and the validity of the filmmaker's voice.  Kenny is passionate about every voice being heard and represented.



Kenneth Linn

Creative Director

Nancy is the driving force behind this annual event.  She was born in Kansas but has lived all over the US and spent years in Switzerland and Italy as well.  She is deeply involved in her local community, serves on several boards and committees in her beloved town.  



Chris Kaufman

Technical Director

Sheri Kauffman-Marsh

Programming Director