Director of Programming

Derek Horne

Derek Horne is the Director of Programming for the Annapolis Film Festival. Previously he was the Director of Programming for the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival and has programmed a dozen other festivals from coast to coast including Newport, R.I. to Newport Beach CA. Derek started his festival career in the Filmmaker Services Department at the Sundance Film Festival. Derek has also worked in film acquisitions with,, and Atom Films. Derek was the founding editor of Kodak’s student filmmaking magazine and has also written for IndieWire and FilmInk. For 11 years he was the inaugural Film Coordinator at Chapman University’s film school and currently he is the Distribution Coordinator at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, which is ranked the #1 film school.