Minou Norouzi is a is a filmmaker, film curator, and writer based in London (UK) and Athens (GR). Her research examines the objectification the real in the context of interdisciplinary documentary practices. Her films have been shown at South London Gallery (London), Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow), Telic Arts Exchange (Los Angeles), and at film festivals including the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, Kasseler Dok Fest, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. As an independent film curator, she initiated the Arts Council England funded Sheffield Fringe project in 2011 and has organized film-related events at Bloc Projects (Sheffield), Whitechapel Gallery and Close-Up Film Centre (London), UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art (New York), SALT Beyoğlu (Istanbul) and the Buenos Aires Museum of Modern Art among other venues. minounorouzi.com films texts
Adam Hyman is the Executive Director and Programmer for Los Angeles Filmforum. He has programmed over 200 shows since 1998, including historical retrospectives, tributes, and contemporary practitioners. Programming highlights include Shirley Clarke retrospective in 1998, a tribute to the late artist Nam June Paik, held at LACMA and co-presented with the Korean Cultural Center; several programs of animated documentaries, and experimental animation. Hyman has been a documentary filmmaker for the past fourteen years. He co-produced the 2007 Oscar-nominated and Emmy-winning feature documentary Operation Homecoming and is currently directing and producing a film on R&B sax legend Big Jay McNeely. A native Angeleno, Hyman has an MFA in Film Production from the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. lafilmforum.org
Esther Johnson (MA Royal College of Art) is an artist and filmmaker. Her work has been exhibited internationally in over 30 countries in galleries, art fairs, cinemas, festivals and on television and radio. Curatorial projects include Teenage Wildlife for Turner Contemporary, Margate; and screenings for ArtProjx and Curzon Soho, London; Site Gallery, Sheffield and Sheffield Institute of Arts. She is also former director and curator of Hull Film. In addition to her practice, Johnson is Senior Lecturer in Filmmaking at Sheffield Hallam University and in 2011 was awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Performing and Visual Arts for young scholars. blanchepictures.com
Ghislaine Leung (b. 1980, Stockholm, Sweden) is an artist, writer and curator based in London, UK. She previously worked as Distribution Manager at LUX, London and Assistant Curator for Tate Film producing projects such as Expanded Cinema, the Baldesssari Frieze Oil Tank Commisssions and the Tate Live programme. Recent artistic projects include: October 12 – November 25, 2018, FRI ART, Fribourg; LABOUR, Schleuse, Vienna; VIOLETS, Netwerk, Aalst; Local Studies, Reading International, Reading; Acoustic Holographic Language, Bureau des Réalités, Brussels; Five Sculptures, ESSEX STREET, New York City (all 2018); The Moves, Cell Project Space, London (2017); 078746844, WIELS, Brussels (2016). Leung is a member of PUBLIKATIONEN + EDITIONEN. Her first collection of writings Partners was published by Cell Project Space in 2018 and her second publication with Divided is forthcoming in 2019. Forthcoming solo exhibitions include: ESSEX STREET, New York; and Künstlerhaus Stuttgart (both 2019).
Tina Borkowski is an independent designer and art director specialising in print publication for arts and culture projects, and design communications for socially responsible organisations. Clients include: Fact Liverpool, Architectural Press Oxford, and The Lowry Manchester. tinaborkowski.com
Esther Harris is a time-based media conservator based in London. She has occasionally made films, which have been shown at venues such as the Centre Pompidou, Walker Art Center, and festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam. Esther has been involved with Sheffield Fringe since 2012; she selects programmes from the open call submissions and maintains the online archive.