Stephanie Tell is a programmer in the Narrative Features and Narrative Shorts categories at the New Orleans Film Festival, where she has worked in various capacities since 2018. She has also been involved in programming for Atlanta Film Festival and Melbourne Documentary Film Festival. A film and arts writer, Stephanie is currently working on a PhD dissertation through the University of Melbourne, Australia, focusing on cultures of horror and masquerade on film. Her research interests broadly span liminal studies, affective histories, and ritual aspects of the screen experience. In another life, Stephanie lived on a warm, dry rock as a contented land iguana.