Herb Shellenberger is a film programmer and writer originally from Philadelphia and based in London. His main areas of research are global cinema histories, moving image archives and 'new cinema' broadly from the mid-century New Waves through to the hybrid forms being produced today. He has been a programmer for BFMAF since 2016.

Shellenberger has curated screenings at institutions such as Anthology Film Archives, European Media Art Festival, Flaherty Seminar, Irish Film Institute, LUX, New York University and Tate Modern. He has also lectured on film and contemporary art at museums, universities and festivals internationally, and written for Art-Agenda, Art Monthly, The Brooklyn Rail, International Film Festival Rotterdam, LUX and Walker Art Center. He is the editor of Rep Cinema International, a newsletter/online publication focusing on repertory and archival film exhibition around the world.

In 2019, he was a curator in residence at Rupert (Vilnius, Lithuania) and programmed the series ‘Double Vision: Jean Vigo/Ron Rice’ at Lightbox Film Center (Philadelphia); ‘Radical Sex Education: Sexuality, Pedagogy and Avant-Garde Film’ at Auto Italia South East (London); and Pavilion’s inaugural Artists’ Moving Image Network Screening Weekend (Leeds). His writing was also published in the exhibition catalogue Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller (Anthology Editions/Lightbox Film Center, 2019).


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