Chico Colvard is the founder of C-LineFilms and former Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. He is the Founding Curator of the UMass Boston Film Series, where he taught race, law and media related courses for several years. His award-winning feature, FAMILY AFFAIR, premiered in competition at Sundance and was the first film acquired by Oprah Winfrey for OWN. His film, BLACK MEMORABILIA premiered at MoMA and aired on PBS’s Independent Lens. His work has streamed online and shown at festivals, theaters, colleges, universities and museums around the world. He is a Guggenheim Fellow, two-time Sundance Fellow, WGBH Filmmaker-in-Residence, Firelight Media Fellow, NEH recipient and Flaherty Fellow. Chico is a frequent guest speaker, moderator, festival panelist and film industry juror. He has served as an advisor on dozens of features and shorts, including Oscar Nominated EDITH + EDDIE and Emmy Award winning DAWNLAND. He produced ON THESE GROUNDS, directed an episode for MTV and Firelight Media about the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, and continues work on his third feature, THE CALL, which examines weaponized 911 calls in America.