Deirdre Evans-Pritchard, Executive Director and Programmer of the DC Independent Film Festival, spent years integrating digital media and arts into higher education with projects like Kidding Around: The Child in Film and Media Conference & Festival, documentaries for A&E and The Learning Channel and programming for Channel 98. Years ago, she was the program editor for the Anthropos Documentary Film Festival at the AFI in Los Angeles.
Previously DCIFF’s director of the “Filmmakers on the Hill” Forum, 2012 was her first year as festival director. A Senior Fulbright Scholar in Communications to Lebanon, visiting faculty at the University of Southern California’s Center for Visual Anthropology and adjunct faculty at the USC Cinema School, she describes herself as a translator between cultures, mediums and creative spaces. In her own time she is developing an interactive exhibition on Civilization and the Screen and researches visual literacy.