The Chicago Underground Film Festival is pleased to announce its jurors for the 2013 Festival:
Mimi Brody is a seasoned film programmer with extensive curatorial experience at several film festivals and exhibition venues. She is currently the Pick-Laudati Curator of Film and Director of Block Cinema at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art at Northwestern University.
Prior to this she was a film programmer at the UCLA Film & Television Archive from 2002 to 2009, where she curated several highly successful programs, including the annual Celebration of Iranian Cinema. Prior to joining UCLA, Ms. Brody was Director of the Golden Gate Awards, the San Francisco International Film Festival’s competitive section for documentaries, animation, short works and experimental film and video. Ms. Brody was also a member of the programming committee of the Los Angeles Film Festival for eight years until 2009.
Frédéric Moffet is a media artist, educator, video editor, cultural worker and cat lover. He lives between Montreal and Chicago. His work explores the slippery territory between history, lived experience and fantasy. Some of his projects include: “The Faithful”, “POSTFACE”, “Jean Genet in Chicago” and “Hard Fat”. Screenings include: Oberhausen Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, Whitechapel Art Gallery (London), Walker Art Center (Minneapolis), Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), PPOW Gallery (New York), Biennial of Moving Images (Geneva), Pleasure Dome (Toronto), Other Cinema (San Francisco), Kassel Documentary Film Festival, Microwave (Hong Kong), Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival and many more.