Jury 2011

Roger Beebe is a professor of Film and Media Studies at the University of Florida. Beebe has screened his films around the globe with recent solo shows at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Anthology Film Archives in New York, and dozens of other venues. He has won numerous awards including a 2009 Visiting Foreign Artists Grant from the Canada Council for the Arts, a 2006 Individual Artist Grant from the State of Florida, and Best Experimental Film at the 2006 Chicago Underground Film Festival. In addition to his work as a filmmaker, he is also a film programmer: he ran Flicker, a festival of small gauge film in Chapel Hill, NC, from 1997-2000 and is currently Artistic Director of FLEX, the Florida Experimental Film Festival. He also owns Video Rodeo, an independent video store in Gainesville, FL. www.clas.ufl.edu/users/rogerbb/

Lori Felker
 chose Filmmaking as her official second language in 2003-ish, bumping German into third place. Eventual fluency is important to her, so she employs many forms/formats, practices frequently with others, and tries hard not to shy away from expressing her thoughts on human behavior, travel, inter-activity, frustration, failure and political irritants. Lori has many lives to live simultaneously. They currently live, make films/videos/records, teach, project, coordinate for film festivals, produce public access television shows and compulsively collaborate in Chicago. Stats: 5’7″, Hazel eyes, employed by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The Gene Siskel Film Center and The Chicago Underground Film Festival. Her works have screened at festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Boston Underground Film Festival, FLEX, Athens Film Festival, MassArt Film Society. www.FelkerCommaLori.com

Nicholas Frank
 is curator at the Institute of Visual Arts (Inova) and a co-founder of the Milwaukee International. His projects at Inova have included Spatial City: An Architecture of Idealism, the first exhibition of the (Frac) Fonds Régional d`Art Contemporain in the United States; and first retrospectives Jennifer Bolande: Landmarks, 1982-2010; Dennis Balk: Early Work 1890-2090; and Eugenio Espinoza; and first surveys of Ernesto Oroza and Jefferson Pinder. His work with the Milwaukee International has included two experimental/critical art fairs at a neighborhood bowling alley in Milwaukee and Dark Fairs at the Swiss Institute (NYC) and Kölnischer Kunstverein (Köln). Frank ran the Hermetic Gallery in Milwaukee from 1993-2001. He has written on art and other subjects for New Art Examiner, Purple, X-tra, Sculpture and Artpapers. Frank is represented by Western Exhibitions. Most recently, his work was included in the 2010 Wisconsin Triennial and is featured at the Great Poor Farm Experiment II in Manawa, WI. He teaches at MIAD.