PRESS + PANELS
speaking engagements + panels
OPEN TO TRAVEL FOR FESTIVALS, CONFERENCES, ETC IN 2018
The New York Film Festival Critics Academy [New York City] Sept-October 2017
One of ten selected emerging writers to attend and cover NYFF screenings and events at the festival. Actively particiating in roundtable discussions with working writers and other members of the industry co hosted by Film Society of Lincoln Center, indieWIRE, and Film Comment Magazine.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences [Ohio Valley] June 2017
Judge for the 53rd Annual Ohio Valley Regional Emmy® Awards focusing on Short Form Fiction. Up to 30 diverse short films from Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Indiana.
Radical Film Network USA: A Global Gathering [New York City] May 2017
Invited guest whose aim was to strengthen the relationships within the radical film community from across the Americas and around the globe.
Theorizing the Web Conference [New York City] April 2017
Panelist at the annual Theorizing the Web conference at the Musuem of Moving Image, presenting a talk on visual literacy and black personhood in the age of social media and Black Lives Matter.
#BlackLivesMatter in the Classroom Symposium [Columbus, OH] May 2016
One of four locally based anti-racist community and student organizers invited to speak on the Ohio State moderated by African American Studies department and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
#OscarsSoWhite @ The Ohio State University [Columbus, OH] February 2015
Speaker at #OscarsSoWhite and the Fight for Representation the politics of diversity in Hollywood.
Film Society Lincoln Center - Artist Academy and Critics Academy at NYFF55 [sept 2017]
Graveyard Shift Sisters - Horror Blackademics: Rooney Elmi's Black Feminity as the Monstrousness video essay [may 2017]
Graveyard Shift Sisters - 5 Questions with SVLLY(wood) Magazine Publisher, Rooney Elmi [dec 2016]
Film Jive Podcast - contributed to Film Jive's Soundtrack of Terror Vol. II [oct 2016]