A narrative filmmaker and entertainment lawyer, Andrew Lund recently produced and co-edited the feature film Brief Reunion, which was distributed internationally on television, VOD, and digital outlets following theatrical exhibition in New York and LA, and a successful festival run, including the award for best narrative film from the University Film and Video Association (UFVA) and the audience award for best film at the Gotham International Film Festival. My Last Day Without You, on which Andrew served as a producer, was also recently released theatrically after winning top producing honors at the Brooklyn International Film Festival. Andrew is the Executive Producer of nine feature films that tackle social and political issues, including The Hungry Ghosts, written and directed by Michael Imperioli; Vanaja, named by Roger Ebert as one of the top five foreign films of 2007, and Arranged, an international hit that Variety called “a pure pleasure to watch.” Andrew is currently producing and writing the screenplay for Mocking Justice, a narrative feature based on Vermont’s 1970’s culture wars.
Andrew also remains committed to the short film as a fundamental form of cinematic expression. Andrew has written and directed five award-winning shorts, the last two of which were honored as top narrative films at the UFVA annual conference. In addition to worldwide festival screenings and television broadcasts, his shorts are included in film textbooks, DVD compilations, and distributed theatrically and non-theatrically. In 2016, Andrew produced and edited the shorts Quintown (audience award New England Film Festival) and Fire (prize winner at the New Hampshire International Film Festival). Double or Nothing, Andrew’s latest short as writer/director has garnered multiple grants and is slated for production in late 2016.
Since 2014, Andrew has been a judge in the narrative short film category at the Rhode Island International Film Festival (an Academy Award and BAFTA qualifying festival). He also created and curates the Short Film Repository, which houses educational extras that support the study and production of shorts. Andrew’s writing on film includes an essay, “What’s a Short Film, Really?” in “Swimming Upstream: A Lifesaving Guide to Short Film Distribution” by Sharon Badal, and two upcoming books for Peter Lang Publishers that examine the short film as its own art form and explore the relationship between a film’s running time and its form and content.
Since 2011, Andrew has been Director of the IMA MFA Program. In this role, he has focused on how narrative strategies and storytelling techniques can contribute to a wide range of media projects. A Faculty Associate at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, Andrew served on the College’s Committee on Interdisciplinary Programs, the Presidential steering committee for the formation of an Arts Administration Program, and the advisory board for the Mellon Foundation funded Arts Across the Curriculum initiative. Andrew also founded CinemaTalks, an independent film screening and discussion series. Since 2007, Andrew has been a frequent panelist at the Rhode Island Film Forum and the ScriptBiz symposium, which he produced in 2016. Andrew serves on the Advisory Board of the Rhode Island International Film Festival and the Vision Committee for the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
An Associate Professor in Hunter’s Film & Media Department, Andrew has an honorary advisory appointment to the Film Studies Department at the University of North Carolina Wilmington and has taught in the Graduate Film Division of Columbia University, where he received J.D., M.F.A. and B.A. degrees.
- Title: IMA Director
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