First Panelist is Sarah E. S. Sinwell:
Sarah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media Arts at the University of Utah. She has published essays on Kickstarter, Green Porno and Mysterious Skin in A Companion to American Indie Film, Women’s Studies Quarterly, and Asexualities: Feminist and Queer Perspectives. A member of the Executive Board of the Salt Lake Film Society, she is currently working on a documentary film series centering on art house cinemas across the United States.
Through analyses of such topics as YouTube, web series, art house cinemas and queer and female independent film-making, her research investigates the intersections between contemporary American independent cinema and new media platforms. Sarah teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Media Arts, Film History, Film Theory, Women Directors, Independent Cinema, and Convergence Cultures.