Our Jurors


Jon Dieringer is the founder and editor of Screen Slate, a daily resource for independent, repertory, and gallery screenings in New York City. Professionally, he oversees the preservation of moving image artwork as the Technical Director of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), works as an independent film programmer, and teaches in SVA's MFA Computer Arts Department. Dieringer has authored articles and video essays for TIME, TIME LightBox, BOMB, INCITE Journal of Experimental Media, The Metrograph Edition, The Village Voice, and Canyon Cinemazine. As a programmer, he has worked most prolifically at Brooklyn microcinema Spectacle as well as 92YTribeca, Anthology Film Archives, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the International House Philadelphia, the Museum of Arts and Design, and UnionDocs. His own video work has shown at venues including Anthology, the Film Society, MAD, Flux Factory, MoMA PS1, The Pittsburgh Three Rivers Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw, Salon 94, Spectacle, The Squeaky Wheel Art Center, and The Nightingale (Chicago).Our Jurors

Liz Rodda is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Austin, Texas. She is an Associate Professor at Texas State University where she heads the Expanded Media Area. Her work often involves investing found materials, primarily video, with meanings unintended by the original makers. Her process starts with a search for images and objects online and in the physical world. The disparate materials she collects are then paired, manipulated, and reframed to enable new interpretations. She has been invited to screen and exhibit her work at institutions such as the Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami; De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, FL; Artpace, San Antonio, TX; Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA; and the Anthology Film Archives, New York, NY.