Geoffrey Gilmore, Sundance Film Festival Director, in Person
March 21 (Wednesday) 7 pm
This talk will take place in Room B-04 of the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts
Geoffrey Gilmore is the Director of the Sundance Film Festival, a position he has occupied for the last 17 years, and is responsible for the film selection in all sections of the Festival, as well as overseeing the overall artistic direction of the Festival and general Festival management. In addition, Gilmore is a programming consultant for Robert Redford and the Sundance Channel since its founding in 1996, for the Sundance Group, and for the recently created Sundance Film Series.
Gilmore directs the annual Sundance Independent Producers Conference, a four-day forum on the production, financing, marketing and distribution of independent film. Furthermore, he presents and hosts a range of seminars and conferences about independent filmmaking and distribution in various international venues including Mexico, Argentina, Japan, China, Israel, Brazil, Spain, Germany, Canada and France.
Gilmore is a member of the faculty of the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, where he teaches in the Producers Program. He also annually teaches a special master class for the Paris Film School Le Femis and the Ludwigsburg Film Academy and participates in numerous seminars and guest lectures at film schools and other institutions on a regular basis. He has served on numerous international film juries, including the Sarajevo Film Festival, the Locarno Film Festival, the Berlin International Film Festival, the Moscow Film Festival, the Shanghai Film Festival, the Jerusalem International Film Festival, and on committees ranging from the National Endowment for the Arts to the California Arts Council. For 15 years Gilmore served as head of the UCLA Film and Television Archive’s Programming Department after having completed his Masters Degree in Film Criticism and spent two years studying for a PhD. He has written extensively on the American independent film scene and has appeared on numerous cable and radio programs.
Presented by the Harvard Film Archive, the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies, and Learning From Performers (Office for the Arts at Harvard).