Lorraine Eloriaga- Film Festival Director

 Lorraine Eloriaga is the Film Festival Director for the Colorado Dragon Film Festival.  This Colorado native brings 15 years of interior design and event   planning to this year’s festival.  She earned her Bachelor of Interior Design degree and an Associate of Applied Sciences with an emphasis on Video   Production from the Art Institute of Colorado.  Lorraine enjoys applying her knowledge of design to carefully create curated experiences for guests that   attend the events that she is involved in.  

 Lorraine has a passion for Dragon Boating and has been involved in the Film Festival’s sister festival, the Colorado Dragon Boat Festival, for the past 16   years.  She was captain of the PASCO Fighting Dragons for 10 years, before joining the Race Committee. She has been the Chief Timer for the races for   the past five years.

Growing up, Lorraine watched as her mother, along with other community members, created the Philippine American Society of Colorado (PASCO).  Her, and her family, have been active members in the Filipino community for more than 30 years.  From performing traditional Filipino dances to serving as a member of the PASCO board, the Filipino traditions and mentality of being a servant leader, have heavily influenced her life.

Three years ago, Lorraine’s friend mentioned that the Cherry Creek School District had a big need for individuals that could help support the schools and wonderful staff and teachers.  Her love of children and willingness to help out lead her to a position with the Cherry Creek School District.  When not planning an event or helping a client with a design, she works at Thunder Ridge Middle School in Aurora, Colorado.  There, she is the Attendance Secretary and works as PARAEducator in the ILC.  She is part of an amazing team of teachers and PARAEducators that impact the lives of over 60 special needs students that are part of Thunder Ridge Middle School’s ILC program.

Lorraine’s other (and most important) passion include spending time with her husband and three amazing boys.  They all have grown up here in Colorado, and enjoy playing in it’s vast backyard.  She continues to pass down her heritage to her boys and hopes that one day, they too, will be great leaders in the community.

Film Chair -  Jason Suzuki