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Kinoscope was founded in 2012 at New School University as part of a series dedicated to screening films by established and emerging filmmakers. Now working independently to praise a broad variety of cinematic works through distribution and exhibition, Kinoscope aims to enhance the appreciation and understanding of film as an art form among diverse audiences.

Adam Cook

Adam Cook is a film critic and programmer based in Toronto. He has bylines in Film Comment, Sight & Sound, Cinema Scope, Fandor, Little White Lies, Filmmaker Magazine, Cineaste, Brooklyn Magazine, VICE, and others. He is currently editing a book on contemporary genre cinema for The Critical Press. Adam is Programming Associate at TIFF for Piers Handling, and is the curator of Future//Present, a program at VIFF highlighting emerging Canadian independent filmmakers. He is a former Editor and Director of Programming for MUBI.

Ela Bittencourt

Editorial Director. A writer, film critic and curator, currently based in São Paulo, Brazil. Her essays and interviews have appeared in publications including Artforum, Cineaste, Film Comment, Frieze and Sight & Sound Magazine. Bittencourt was the curator of the 2015 Neither/Nor retrospective of Polish nonfiction films at the True/False Film Festival, as well as the author of the accompanying monograph,Neither/Nor: Chimeric Cinema, Poland, 1970s-1990s. She also co-curated Stories of Transformation, a Polish film retrospective in Brazil in 2015 and serves on the selection committee for the It’s All True International Documentary Film Festival in São Paulo.

Hossein Eidizadeh

Hossein Eidizadeh is a film critic and translator based in Tehran, Iran. He regularly contributes to different film magazines in Iran such as 24 and Filmkhaneh. His writings has appeared in Fandor Keyframe, MUBI Notebook, Indiewire and Sight & Sound. His movie blog is

Jaime Grijalba

Grijalba is a Chilean filmmaker and critic, and a regular contributor to Kinoscope, Brooklyn Magazine, and film sites, MUBI and Conlosojosabiertos. He writes primarily about Latin American cinema and festival experiences around the globe, both in English and Spanish.

Jordan Mattos

Director of Distribution. With over 5 years experience in rights management and content acquisition, Jordan creates tailored release strategies for niche films, and establishes key relationships with multi-platform partners. He has lead the licensing and distribution of over 50 international, award-winning films in the US, working with filmmakers such as Chiemi Karasawa, Leah Meyerhoff, Noaz Deshe, Miguel Llanso and Daniel Hoesl. He has since started Aspect Ratio, a distribution and sales consultancy for new directors. An artist featured in Bidoun, Paper, and Opening Ceremony, in 2008 he designed the statuette for the Cinema Eye Honors Awards. He earned a degree in Film and TV Production from New York University.

Kenji Fujishima

A freelance film critic, contributing to Slant Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine, Paste, and Village Voice, among others. When he's not watching movies and writing and editing film criticism, he's trying to absorb as much music, art, and literature as possible. He has not infrequently been called a "culture vulture" for that reason

Leonardo Goi

Leonardo Goi is an Italian film critic and journalist. Aside from Kinoscope, he is regular contributor to UK Film Review, Yellow Bread Shorts and the Italian A participant of the Locarno Festival’s Film Critics Academy, he covers festivals in Europe and in Latin America.

Pawel Wieszczecinski

Founder, Executive Director & Head of Programming. From producer, critic to finally programmer, Pawel wore many film industry hats for the last 11 years in order to establish a new, mainly devoted to emerging cinematic talent organization based in NYC. Formerly associated with Film Society of Lincoln Center, New Directors/New Films - MoMA, IndieWire and many other international film festival, now fully works at Kinoscope, with occasionally spared time for his own filmmaking. He went to The New School University where he occasionally runs film screenings.

Tanner Tafelski

Tanner Tafelski is a writer and critic based in New York. His words can be seen in Brooklyn Magazine, Desistfilm, Fandor, and Hyperallergic. You can find his work archived on his blog The Mongrel Muse. You can also give him a holler on Twitter (@TTafelski)