Photo by Mike Nogami

Joel Neville Anderson is a filmmaker and researcher producing creative works and scholarship in the areas of personal documentary and experimental film and video. He is a PhD Candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester where he received the Celeste Heughes Bishop Award for Distinction in Graduate Studies, and is an alumnus of Purchase College’s Conservatory of Theatre Arts & Film where he was recipient of the President’s Award for Achievement. His film and video works have been screened at Anthology Film Archives, Bronx Museum of the Arts, as well as campuses and community events. Joel has taught at the New School, Purchase College, and the University of Rochester, and worked with the Museum of the Moving Image, Jacob Burns Film Center, and Downtown Community Television Center (DCTV) as an educator. His article “Cinema in reconstruction: Japan’s post-3.11 documentary” was included in Film on the Faultline (University of Chicago Press/Intellect, Ltd., 2015), and he regularly publishes essays and reviews in the Directory of World Cinema book series. He curates JAPAN CUTS: Festival of New Japanese Film at Japan Society in New York since 2014, and co-programs Rochester’s thematic avant-garde film series “On Film” since 2012. He is a co-producer of Aca-Media, a monthly podcast from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies and Cinema Journal, and formerly served as Managing Editor of InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture. Joel is based in Flushing, Queens.

CV: PDF / Humanities Commons / Academia.edu
Filmography: IMDb / MUBI / Letterboxd
JPN: ジョエル・ネヴィル・アンダーソン


Email: joel [dot] neville [dot] anderson [at] rochester [dot] edu
Twitter: @joelnanderson

Interviews & Media Appearances

2016.7.13: JAPAN CUTS 2016 Programmer’s Guide video essay
2016.7.12: Film Journal International: “Japan Cuts brings provocative new films to New York City”
2015.7.10: Research Connections at UR: “UR PhD student helps reshape Japan Cuts film festival”
2015.7.3: The New York Times: “Japan Cuts Film Festival at Japan Society Emphasizes the Eccentric”
2015.7.2: JAPAN CUTS 2015 Festival Guide video essay
2014.7.30: Pacific Arts Movement: “Fest Talk With Brian Hu: Joel Neville Anderson, Japan Cuts”
2014.7.10: Video essay on Momoko Ando’s 0.5mm at JAPAN CUTS