Laida Lertxundi (Bilbao, 1981) is a filmmaker and artist living and working in Los Angeles, California. Her work, shot primarily on 16mm in and around Los Angeles, is made with people, landscapes and sounds, and employs a fragmentary approach to editing in which cinematic forms of storytelling are replaced by a focus on process and materiality. Lertxundi received a MFA from the California Institute of the Arts and a BFA from Bard College.
Marshall Curry is a two-time Academy Award nominated filmmaker, and director of Street Fight, Racing Dreams, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, Point and Shoot, and executive producer of Mistaken for Strangers. Curry has been selected by Filmmaker Magazine as one of 25 New Faces of Independent Film, and was awarded the International Trailblazer Award at MIPDOC in Cannes. Curry is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and co-chair of Cinema Eye Honors.
Steve Cossman is founder and director of Mono No Aware; a nonprofit cinema arts organization whose annual event exhibits the work of contemporary artists who incorporate live film projections and altered light as part of a performance, sculpture or installation. In 2010 the organization established a series of analog filmmaking workshops, and has grown to include in their activities an equipment rentals program and an in-person screening series entitled Connectivity Through Cinema.
Bill Brown is a filmmaker, a photographer, and an author who has produced the films Buffalo Common, Confederation Park, Hub City, Mountain State, The Other Side, and Roswell. He is the author of all 14 issues of the zine Dream Whip and the book Saugus to the Sea. He lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Bill Pivetta has worked on hundreds of film projects, including independent films, commercials, music videos and features. He is an Instructor at Appalachian State University in the Department of Theatre and Dance, The Carolina Film Institute, and The Blue Ridge Film Institute.