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First Look, MoMI’s annual festival for adventurous new cinema, introduces New York audiences to more than two dozen works hailing from nearly as many countries, encompassing feature and short films; fiction and nonfiction; New York premieres and works in progress; experiments with—and exemplary expressions of—form. Since its inception in 2012, the guiding ethos of First Look is discovery, aiming to introduce audiences to new films, filmmakers to new audiences, and everyone to different methods, perspectives, interrogations, and encounters. For five consecutive days the festival takes over MoMI’s two theaters as well as other rooms and galleries throughout the Museum—with in-person appearances and dialogue integral to the experience.   

First Look Programmers:

Eric Hynes, MoMI Curator of Film & First Look Artistic Director; Edo Choi, MoMI Associate Curator of Film & First Look Senior Programmer; Sonia Epstein, MoMI Curator of Science and Technology & First Look Film and Exhibitions Programmer; Sarah Luciano, MoMI Manager of Special Screenings & First Look Manager of Showcase Screenings  

Festival Staff:

Fred Baez, Chief Projectionist & Audiovisual Technician; Jesse Berberich, Associate Director of Visitor Experience; Matthaeus Choo Tung, Graphic Designer; Rebecca Fiore, Manager of Visitor Experience; Tomoko Kawamoto, Director of Public Information; Katie Kita, Director of Membership and Visitor Engagement; Michael Koresky, Editorial Director; Eynar Pineda, Festival Producer; Sylvia Savadjian, Festival Publicist 

MoMI Senior Staff

Elaine Bowen, Deputy Director for Development; Danae Colomer, Director of Exhibition Management and Design; John Davis, Senior Director of Building Operations; Daniel Grossane, Director of Security; Aziz Isham, Chief Executive Officer; Christina Karahalios, Chief Operating Officer; Barbara Miller, Deputy Director for Curatorial Affairs; Ilana Solomon, Assistant Director of Development