The creative minds who sit on our advisory board help us to plan, program and execute a high-quality festival through their expert advice and strategic connections .
RODNEY UHLER, PROGRAMMING ADVISOR
Rodney Uhler has over ten years of work in the film industry with a focus on film festival and curation. He currently serves as Programmer at the Gold Coast Film Festival and Film Series, as well as the Director of Special Project at the film distributor GKIDS, which represents nine Academy Award nominated films. He has previously worked with: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Museum of the Moving Image, New York Int'l Children's Film Festival, and Institute of Contemporary Arts London among others. His writing on film and culture has appeared on Indiewire, GQ.com, Paper Magazine, MEL Magazine and more. He was Young Reporter for the BFI's 2012 LGBT Film Festival, Young Critics Academy member of the 2015 New York Film Festival and was an Award Winner at the 2006 Adobe Reel Studios Cannes Film Festival program. He has a masters degree in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London.
LEUWAM TESFAI, LEGAL ADVISOR
Leuwam Tesfai is an attorney and serves as a legal and strategic operations advisor with the LA Dance Film Festival. Besides the LA Dance Film Festival, Leuwam is on the board of the League of Women Voters of San Francisco and works in utility regulatory law with a focus on energy matters. She supports the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Ballet, and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
BRIGHID GREENE, PROGRAMMING ADVISOR
Brighid Greene made her way from California to New York to attend Tisch School of the Arts where she graduated with a BFA in dance, a double major in Religious Studies, and as recipient of the J.S. Seidman Award and now makes a living as is an independent artist and administrator. As Programs Director for Dance Films Association, her experience is in programming screenings, moderating discussions, consulting artists, and building strategic partnerships, most notably for the Dance on Camera Festival with the Film Society of Lincoln Center. She has performed in series such as Performa, Prelude NYC, Catch, and Under the Radar and is a long time cast member of Then She Fell, the Bessie Award winning and critically acclaimed immersive dance theater production by Third Rail Projects. She is currently making a series of trembling, hushed home movies on Super 8 under the moniker Tectonic Tonia.
JOSHUA FELDMAN, FILMMAKER RELATIONS ADVISOR
Josh Feldman began his career at DreamWorks before spending six years at Tom Hanks’ production company, Playtone, working in film, television and digital media. Josh co-wrote and produced the award winning animated series Electric City. Working at the nexus of linear and interactive content, Josh has produced film content for the Halo video game franchise and is currently working with Lionsgate and Telltale Games and a new creative joint venture. Josh’s original short films have screened and won awards at a variety of film festivals.