About the Bright Lights Series

Lecture in the Bright

The Bright Lights Film Series is sponsored by the Department of Visual and Media Arts at Emerson College. The mission of the series is to create community through cinema and welcomes both Emerson faculty, students, and staff as well as the general public. Bright Lights seeks to create an environment where cinema is not only viewed and appreciated but where a dialogue is fostered and a community of media makers, academics, and aficionados are engaged and supported. The series is committed to screening at least 50 percent of films directed by women and crafting a diverse program including filmmakers of color, queer cinema, and films dealing with disability.

Screenings take place every Tuesday and Thursday evening during the semester with the exception of occasions when the College is closed (such as holidays, spring break, inclement weather). Sessions are always free and open to the public. This series is curated and managed by the director of programming, Anna Feder.

About the programmer

Anna Feder has been working with film festivals in various capacities for two decades. Currently, she is a programmer at the Boston LGBT film festival. Previous to this, she served as associate director of the Northampton Independent Film Festival and was the director of the Boston Underground Film Festival for seven years.

Anna holds a BA in Film Analysis and Technique from UMass Amherst and an MFA in Film Production from Boston University. She has served as the curator for the Bright Lights series since it’s launch in January 2012.

Contact: Anna Feder

Director of Programming



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