Ian Birnie was the Curator of Film and Department Head at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from 1996 to 2010. Prior positions include Director of Distribution for Janus Films (NYC) and Head of Special Events at the IFP, NY. For 8 years he served as Project Consultant for European Film Promotion in Hamburg. He has been a programmer for the Toronto, Bangkok, Palm Springs, Perugia and Mumbai Film Festivals and has served on film juries at the Berlin, Hamptons, Abu Dhabi and Geneva Film Festivals. He is currently the Program Director of the Louisiana Int’l Film Festival and a consultant to the Luis Bunuel Film Institute in Los Angeles and Pulse! a sports and wellness festival in Geneva.