Rajendra Roy

2014 7th Annual Up&Coming Jury Member

The Celeste Bartos Chief Curator of Film, MoMA
Rajendra Roy joined the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art as Chief Curator in July 2007. With a mandate to diversify and expand audiences and reengage with the archival community, he has organized and implemented several major initiatives and exhibitions. In 2009, he organized the first museum retrospective of the films of Mike Nichols, and same year co-organized the blockbuster exhibition “Tim Burton” which has toured internationally. He co-authored the publication The Berlin School. Films from the Berliner Schule and co-curated the accompanying exhibition in November 2013. He is also a member of the selection committee for New Directors/New Films, presented annually with the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

From 1996 to 2000 he was Executive Director of the Mix Festival in New York. At the Guggenheim Museum, from 2000-02, he served as Film and Media Arts Program Manager in New York and Bilbao. At The Hamptons International Film Festival, he served as Director of Programming from 2002-05 and Artistic Director in 2006 and 2007. From 2004-08 he was the sole American on the Competition Selection Committee for the Berlin International Film Festival, and continues to serve as an advisor to the Berlinale.