Education

Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS), Media Archival Studies | 2022
University of California, Los Angeles

Thesis: "From Creation to Preservation: Film Laboratories in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Field"

B.A. in Media Studies | 2016
University of California, Berkeley


Awards and Honors

2022 UCLA School of Education and Information Studies Marjorie S. Mardellis Scholarship

2021 Association of Moving Image Archivists Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship

2021-22 American Library Association Spectrum Scholar

2020 Asian Pacific American Librarians Association Scholarship Award

2019 Association of Moving Image Archivists Savada Family Legacy Fund Travel Grant


Publications

Villon, Patricia Ledesma. Review of Girl Head: Feminism and Film Materiality by Genevieve Yue. The Moving Image: The Journal of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (Forthcoming)

Villon, Patricia Ledesma. “Indeterminable Frames: Exploring Digital Humanities Approaches and Applications for the Moving Image.” Cinergie – Il Cinema e Le Altre Arti 10, no. 20 (2021): 125–38. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.2280-9481/13055(opens in a new tab).


Selected Professional Experience

Digital Library Assistant, Digital Library Program at UCLA Library, Los Angeles, CA - June 2021-June 2022

Catalog Research Intern, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA - September 2021-December 2021

Artist Assistant and Researcher for Trinh T. Minh-ha, Moongift Films, Berkeley, CA - July 2019-March 2020

Production Archival Assistant for The Asian Americans, Flash Cuts, San Francisco, CA - April 2019-January 2020

Library Aide, Oakland Public Library, Oakland, CA - February 2019-June 2021

Memories to Light Archives Intern, Center for Asian American Media, San Francisco, CA - September 2018-March 2020

Archives Intern, National Film Archives of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines - September 2017

Selected Presentations, Talks, and Curated Programs

Co-Moderator, Handmade Cinemas, Unruly Films: Preserving DIY and Nontraditional Film Elements, Fall 2021 Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Online (Nov. 19)

Guest Speaker, CINE 605: Exhibition, Distribution & Festivals: Film Marketing and Reframing the Future of Cinema, San Francisco State University, Fall 2021

Panel Chair, Taking Stock of Amateur Film: Advancing Preservation Through Online Resources, Spring 2021 Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Online (Apr. 14)

Presenter, I Know the End: A Salon with Light Field, Canyon Cinema, Online (Feb. 11, 2021): https://canyoncinema.com/2021/02/01/i-know-the-end-a-salon-with-light-field/(opens in a new tab)

Invited Panelist, The After After Life of Home Movies, 2021 Sundance Film Festival, Presented by the Center for Home Movies and the Roxie Theater, Online (Jan. 29): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfHbc60SBoM(opens in a new tab)

Guest Presenter and Collective Member, Commingled Containers: Echoes from the Bay, Program 2—covalences: works from black hole collective film lab, San Francisco Cinematheque, Online (Jan. 9, 2021): https://www.sfcinematheque.org/video-programs/covalences-works-from-black-hole-collective-film-lab/(opens in a new tab)

Invited Co-Presenter, Center for Asian American Media’s “Memories to Light,” The Exploratorium, After Dark Online: Sustenance—Home Movies, Online (Nov. 5, 2020): https://www.exploratorium.edu/visit/calendar/after-dark-online-home-movies(opens in a new tab)

Curator, Light Field 2020, Program 7: http://www.lightfieldfilm.org/2020-program-7(opens in a new tab) [Cancelled due to COVID-19]

Guest Speaker, Members of Light Field, CINE 601: Film Programming and Exhibitions Management, San Francisco State University, Spring 2020

Invited Panelist, Home Movie Digitization and Access: New Models for Outreach, 2019 Association of Moving Image Archivists Conference, Baltimore, MD (Nov. 16)

Guest Artist and Presenter, Members of Black Hole Collective Film Lab, FILM 176: Experimental Video Workshop, University of California, Santa Cruz, Fall 2019


Languages

Fluent English proficiency, Full Cebuano (Bisaya) proficiency, Working Tagalog proficiency, Elementary French proficiency