Adam Shingwak Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist. His practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of ethnography through humor, relation, and transgression. Adam's work has been exhibited at UnionDocs, e-flux, and Maysles Cinema.. Khalil is a UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow and Gates Millennium Scholar. In 2011 he graduated from the Film and Electronic Arts program at Bard College.
Chi-hui Yang, curator, film scholar, and educator, makes grants in film, new media, and visual storytelling for the Ford Foundation's JustFilms program. Chi-hui is president of the Flaherty Film Seminar’s board of trustees and an advisory board member of the Firelight Media Producers’ Lab. He earned a master’s degree in film studies from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Stanford.
Ephraim Asili is a Filmmaker, DJ, and Traveler whose work focuses on the African diaspora as a cultural force. His films have screened in the New York Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, and Ann Arbor Film Festival. As a DJ, Asili can be heard on In The Cut on WGXC, or at his monthly dance party Botanica. Asili is a Professor in the Film and Electronic Arts Department at Bard College.
Euphus Ruth, Jr was born in Texas but raised in Bruce, Mississippi from age two. He is a photographer living in the Mississippi Delta focusing exclusively on wet collodion and film processes, from visualizing the image through the ground glass to the final print or plate in the darkroom or mobile darkbox.
Helga Fanderl was born in Germany in 1947 and wanted to be a poet. She studied, and then taught, language and literature, before discovering that film was the appropriate medium for her artistic expression. She has created a body of work consisting of 1000 short films, shot in Super8 with no postproduction, that she draws from for her screenings. She constructs her own programs for each occasion & venue, and presents them in person.