Lauren Howes (Canada) is Executive Director of CFMDC in Toronto. She was previously Distribution Manager of Video Out in Vancouver. She is on the Board of Directors at the Toronto Arts Council and was the founding Chairperson on the Board of the Media Arts Network of Ontario. She has curated and presented film programs at numerous venues worldwide and was a Goethe Scholar in the Living Archive program at Arsenal Institut für Film und Videokunst in Berlin in 2014. She lives in Toronto.


Akosua Adoma Owusu (USA) is an artist and filmmaker whose work since 2005 has screened worldwide at venues including the Panafrican Film Festival (Ougadougou), IFF Rotterdam, MoMA NY and many others. Her work is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum, the Black Film Center and Archive at Indiana University and other institutions. She was a featured artist at the 2010 Flaherty Seminar and recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in New York, New York.


Jeremy Rossen (USA) is the Assistant Curator at the Harvard Film Archive. Previously, he was curator and co-founder of Cinema Project (Portland, OR) and worked on archival projects with Anthology Film Archives (NY) and the Academy Film Archive (Los Angeles), and was an archivist for Mississippi Records in Portland. He has curated film programs at multiple venues around North America since 2001. He lives in Cambridge, Massachussets.