Welcome to the 20th Annual Allied Media Conference!

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Maori Holmes

BlackStar Film Festival & ARRAY
Maori is a curator, filmmaker and cultural worker. She is the founder of BlackStar Film Festival and currently serves as Executive Director of ARRAY Alliance. She has organized programs in film and performance at a myriad of organizations including: Anthology Film Archives, Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, Barnes Foundation, Asian Arts Initiative, Painted Bride Art Center, Scribe Video Center, Lightbox Film Center, and Swarthmore College. Other projects include KinoWatt (2011-2012), co-curated with Sara Zia Ebrahimi, and Black Lily Film & Music Festival for Women (2006-2010). As a filmmaker, her film and video works have screened internationally including most notably, her feature documentary Scene Not Heard: Women in Philadelphia Hip-Hop. Maori was a fellow at the 60th Flaherty Film Seminar (2014) and a 2016 Ford Foundation Rockwood JustFilms Fellow. She received her MFA in Film & Media Arts from Temple University, her BA in History from American University, and did postgraduate studies in Design at California Institute of the Arts. She has taught at Drexel University, University of the Arts, Temple University, and Villanova University. Previous professional positions include Institute of Contemporary Art, Leeway Foundation, Coolhunter Management, Washington City Paper, and Sony Music. Her writing has appeared in Film Quarterly, Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia Weekly, Washington City Paper, BlackAmericaWeb.com, Blu Magazine, and Alternet.org. She began her career with internships at the National Museum of American History and Dallas Austin's Rowdy Records.