KJ Mohr has been working in film and electronic arts for over two decades as a curator, programmer, organizer, educator, filmmaker, and administrator. An independent consultant, she is currently Program Director for the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, the country’s fourth largest queer film festival, which celebrates its 26th anniversary this fall. As Director of Film and Digital Media Programs at Baltimore’s Creative Alliance, she founded and organized the Charm City LGBT Film Festival, now heading into its fifth year. She is also a programmer for Baltimore’s WAMM Fest (Women and Minority Media Festival). Most recently KJ has curated programs for the Chicago Film Archive, Marymount College Manhattan, University of Maryland, Bangkok’s Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University and Syracuse University. She is a regular presenter for Cinema Sundays at the Charles Theater in Baltimore. She also works with WAMM Fest and the Maryland Film Festival in supportive capacities. Mohr works with curatorial partners and groups in such film programming endeavors as Discount Cinema in Chicago, Stateless Cinema in DC and Heartland Homos!. Her own film work and curated programs have appeared at Anthology Film Archives in New York City, Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco and the Museum of Image and Sound in São Paulo, Brazil, among many other venues around the world. In the mid-2000’s KJ served as the first Curator of Film and Media Arts at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, prior to which she was the curator of Conversations at the Edge, a weekly visiting artist series at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago as Director of Public Programming in the Department of Film, Video and New Media at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She was also on the department’s faculty, teaching courses on independent curating, film festivals and microcinemas. She got her start with the extraordinary media arts and activist organization and film festival Women in the Director’s Chair in Chicago (1980-2005).
Faculty Rank: Instructor