Chris Fujiwara is a film critic and programmer, born in New York. He has written several books on cinema, including Jacques Tourneur: The Cinema of Nightfall, The World and Its Double: The Life and Work of Otto Preminger, and Jerry Lewis. He also edited the book Defining Moments in Movies. He has contributed to numerous anthologies and journals and was the editor of Undercurrent, the film-criticism magazine of FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics). He has lectured on film aesthetics and film history at Tokyo University, Yale University, Rhode Island School of Design, and elsewhere. He was formerly Artistic Director of Edinburgh International Film Festival, and he has also developed film programs for Athénée Français Cultural Center (Tokyo), Jeonju International Film Festival, Sydney Film Festival, Mar del Plata Film Festival, and other institutions. He is one of the founders of the Film Criticism Collective, in collaboration with the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, and has organised or served as a mentor for film criticism workshops at the Berlinale, Melbourne International Film Festival, the International Film Festival of Kerala, and elsewhere.
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