Media Arts: FY 2021 Grants Panelists

Grants for Arts Projects - Panel A
Jun 24, 2020

Ben Delgado
Assistant Film Programmer
AFI Silver Theatre - Programming
American Film Institute, Inc.
Takoma Park, MD

Christopher D Escobar
Executive Director
Independent Media Artists of GA, Etc. Inc.
Douglasville, GA

Joanne Feinberg
Film Festival Programmer, Filmmaker, Consultant
Director of Programming
Big Sky Film Institute
Ashland, OR

Jesse Locks
Executive Director
Nevada City Film Festival
Nevada City, CA

Tammi Mathews (Layperson)
Vice President
Government Enterprise Solutions
Phoenix, AZ

Cara Ogburn
Associate Artistic Director
President, Board of Directors
Film Festival Alliance
Milwaukee, WI

Grants for Arts Projects - Panel B
Jun 24, 2020

Clint Bowie
Artistic Director
New Orleans Film and Video Festival, Inc.
New Orleans, LA

Amir George
Film Programmer
Ragtag Film Society
Chicago, IL

Valerie Guinn Polgar
Visiting Assistant Professor Executive Director
Oxford, MS

Mary Heston (Layperson)
Social Media Consultant
Spokane, WA

Abby Sun
Programmer Guest Curator - The Doc Yard
Columbia, MO
Andrew Williams
Freelance Graphic Designer / Ux Designer
Birmingham, AL

Grants for Arts Projects - Panel C
Jun 25, 2020

William Arthur Brown
Associate Professor of Media Production
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Jason Fitzroy Jeffers
Cinematic Arts Manager
Cinematic Arts
South Florida Art Center, Inc.
Miami, FL

Jazmyne Moreno
Freelance Film Programmer
Austin, TX

Robin Sober
Consultant, Coach Organizational Effectiveness.
Ann Arbor, MI

Kathryn Spitz Cohan
Executive Director
Film Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Alana Stone
Project Coordinator
Vision Maker Media
Lincoln, NE

Grants for Arts Projects - Panel D
Jun 25, 2020

Melanie L Addington
Executive Director
Oxford Film Festival
Oxford, MS

Taylour Chang
Director, Doris Duke Theatre
Doris Duke Theatre
Honolulu Academy of Arts
Honolulu, HI

Amanda Dell (Layperson)
Library Aide
Youth Services Keene Public Library
Keene, NH

Rebecca Fons
Programming Director
Iowa City, IA

Tewodross M. Williams
Associate Professor
Bowie State University
District Heights, MD

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel A
Nov 16, 2020

Melissa Beatriz
Co-founder, ¡Presente! Media
Research Fellow
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Jessica Chaney
Independent Filmmaker
Agency Manager
Memphis Public Library
Memphis, TN

Tommy Nichols
Charlotte Black Film Festival
Matthews, NC

Paul Sturtz (Layperson)
Co-Founder and Former Artistic Director
Ragtag Film Society
Columbia, MO

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel B
Nov 17, 2020

Debora A Bernagozzi
Executive Director
Signal Culture
Fort Collins, CO

CR Capers
Founder / CEO
Harlem Film House, Inc.
New York, NY

Colette Ghunim
Executive Director
Mezcla Media Collective
Chicago, IL

Scottie Knollin
North Dakota Film Society
Fargo, ND

'Joan ValaNejad (Layperson)
Midwest City, OK

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel C
Nov 17, 2020

D.A. Bullock
Bully Creative Workshop
Media Artist & Specialist
Pillsbury United Communities
Minneapolis, MN

Melissa J Houghton
Executive Director
Women in Film & Video, Inc.
Washington, DC

Robert Hurst
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Film & Media Studies
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

Dinorah Sapp (Layperson)
Freelance - Professional Development Trainer
English as a Second Language Teacher
Bloomington, IN

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel D
Dec 10, 2020

Josh Canel (Layperson)
Commercial Insurance Processor
Akron, OH

Marty Lang
Assistant Professor of Film
University of Memphis
Memphis, TN

James Lujan
Chair, Cinematic Arts and Technology Department
Institute of American Indian Arts
Santa Fe, NM

David Rocchio
Founder and President
Stowe Story Labs, Inc.
Stowe, VT

Sharon Teo-Gooding
Professor, Film Production
Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Lincoln, NE

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel E
Dec 15, 2020

Erick Antonio Benitez
Artist, Curator, & Organizer
Baltimore, MD

Derek Dyer
Executive Director
Utah Arts Alliance
Salt Lake City, UT

Justin A Lincoln
Associate Professor of New Genres & Digital Art
Whitman College
Walla Walla, WA

Diana Nucera
Multi-Media Artist and Educator
House of Cyborg LLC
Detroit, MI

Diliana Alexander
Executive Director
Miami Beach, FL

Angel Truesdale (Layperson)
Social Sciences and Business Library/Assistant Professor
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC

Grants for Arts Projects II - Panel F
Dec 15, 2020

Ifanyi Bell
Executive Producer
Open Signal Labs
Portland Community Media
Portland, OR

Chuck Czech
Manager of Local Programming
Iowa Public Television
Urbandale, IA

Erica Deiparine-Sugars
Director of Programs
Filmmaker and Community Media Services
Austin Film Society
Austin, TX

Connie M. Florez
Executive Producer
Hula Girl Productions
Honolulu, HI

Michele Lowy (Layperson)
Retired Elementary School Teacher
Middlebury, VT

Jaclyn Sallee
President and CEO
Koahnic Broadcast Corporation
Anchorage, AK