The Georgetown Film Festival and Conference Festival Board:

Established in 2018 by Cindy Weigland, the board primarily focused on finding locations and funding for their inagural festival.  In April of 2019,  the first GTX Film Festival and Conference was held in Georgetown Texas. It featured films by Texas film makers and a couple of entries from out of state.  The 2020 Festival is going virtual but we were honored to have many entries from around the world.  2021 is currently in development. 

OUR MISSION: GTX Film works to fuel visual storytelling by showcasing and cultivating the abilities of talented artists.






Erik Bernard has spent 14 years on active duty as an Airborne Ranger and Apache Helicopter Pilot. He has now turned his focus on writing and producing, finding great success with both. His screenplays have garnered awards and attention from international festivals and competitions. He recently produced the feature film Artik and executive produced the film The Village in the Woods which were both released in 2019 and executive produced the future film Warfighter, set to release in 2020.
Erik joined the Hoarders TV show as executive producer under TLG Motion pictures where he coordinated the first ever Department of Defense supported episode for season 10 of the hit A&E show.  In addition to producing the Emmy award nominated show, he supervises post production as well with a meticulous eye for detail.


Executive Director

Cindy Weigand is a writer whose articles have been published in local, regional, and national magazines. She is the author of Texas Women in World War II published in 2004 by the Republic of Texas Press. Since then she has written an unpublished novella, two feature length screenplays, one based on the novella, and one short screenplay. She has also written a historical fiction novel based on the life of a great uncle who was an aviator in the 1920s titled The Cowboy Aviator, Brave and Glorious and is seeking a publisher.

Charlene Grant

Vice President

Charlene Grant established her professional music career in Seattle, WA before moving to Georgetown, TX. She was awarded Best Blues Bass and Best Blues Act by Washington Blues Society and Jet City Blues Outstanding Artists Songwriter. Her CD That Would Be Me was awarded Best Produced CD by Real Blues Magazine.

Charlene performs frequently with Austin Blues and Soul band, The Unforgettables. She has a popular weekly music/conversation radio show, Created By, on KGTN 106.7, along with producing other shows. Her music was used in a GTX Film promotional trailer. Charlene is an integral part of GTX Film and helped launch the inaugural festival. 



Roxanne is a professional voiceover artist whose career in entertainment spans over 30 years.  She is a native of Santiago, Chile, a graduate of Stanford University and she speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese.   She has lived all over the US and spent 6 years in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In Los Angeles, Roxanne worked as a camera assistant and on-camera actress before finding her true niche in voiceover.  Her professional credits include hundreds of radio and tv commercials, corporate videos, educational programs and telephony applications.  Roxanne is married to commercial director and visual effects producer Brian Coyne and they have 16-year-old twins.


Program Director

Lisa has worked in all aspects of the music business over the past 30+ years. From the infamous mailroom at The William Morris Agency in New York, and the Bon Jovi/hair band days of A&R at PolyGram
Records, to having the honor of working with the Muppets at the Jim
Henson Company in LA, as well as being the Director of film music at 20th Century Fox. Lisa now has her own company, Music Wrangler, which specializes in music clearance and licensing for movie trailers, film, and tv shows.

Maria Martinez


Angela Gibson




Sandra Steele is a independent film producer – director – special fx artist.  Currently she is branching into development and post production services through her company Earthshine Design Productions LLC.  A specialist in computer consulting, repair and builds, she also hosts websites geared towards artists.  

She also participates with various film associations and groups in the area.  She joined GTX Film in the fall of 2019 because she wanted to help the festival.  Her film ” Virgin Cheerleaders in Chains”(it’s not that kind of movie ), won Best Feature Film at the GTX Film Festival in the spring of 2019.  She says  ” I’m not on the board, just manage the website” so any issues you might have please send to web at thanks.



Lisa Welch

Lisa Welch, photographer, University of Texas graduate, is a native Texan who has lived in the greater Austin area for over 30 years. After years in government accounting, she launched Lisa Welch Photography. Her photography style is authentic-true to life; she strives to capture timeless images that are traditional in style.
As GTX Film photographer, Lisa’s photographs, captured the energy, and excitement of the 2019 GTX Film Festival, as well as other events held by GTX Film. Her photographs have been featured in the Williamson County Sun and requested by filmmakers, festival participants, and the Georgetown View.

Lisa Welch

Kisha Camille is an educator, filmmaker, & singer/music composer for film.  She is a co-founder of the Texas based production company, III Production Films. Her talented team, consisting of John Rachwitz Jr.,  Natasha White, & herself, have produced several pieces of original content.

Their united mission is to “ignite, infuse, & inspire others” with all work made.  Some past topics of projects have been domestic violence, addiction, foster care, & homelessness.  Kisha supports & welcomes collaboration with other creatives.

Lisa Welch
Danielle Cavaness-Weatherford

Danyelle Weatherford grew up in southeast Texas, and then moved to central Texas.   She graduated from Southwest University with a BBA in marketing.

She has over 30 years of professional experience from companies such as Merrill
Lynch, American Funds and Apple. Her resume reflects work from HBO, Lifetime Women’s Network, commercials, independent films as well as writing, producing and directing
award winning independent films.

Danyelle is currently the COO of the new start-up Sparxs Studio and Indie Sparx. Danyelle loves a great cinnamon roll, living in the moment and “Saving The World From The Ordinary”.

Lisa Welch
Brian Coyne

Brian is an Emmy-Award winning commercial director and cinematographer. His work includes commercial campaigns for Little Caesar’s Pizza, Dr. Scholl’s, Domino’s Pizza, A&E Network, Mattel, the Carolina Hurricanes, Nissan Trucks, Miller, Bud Light, Pepsi, and Monday Night Football with Hank Williams, Jr. among others

In addition to live action cinematography, Brian also produces 3-D motion graphics and video effects. He moved to Georgetown because his wife threated to come out here without him. But he likes it! He’s hoping to eventually become a master farmer or a superstar fisherman. Whichever comes first.

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