Joseph BeyerYear of participation at FICM as member of the jury: 2006 Sección de Documental Mexicano Associate programmer in the Sundance Film Festival
Beyer currently works as an associate programmer in the Sundance Film Festival, as well as producing the Sundance Film Festival Online, a 2006 Webby Award Winner in the Movie & Film category. Beyer has been director of programming to the growing Waterfront Film Festival in his home state of Michigan, and appeared on panels for such organizations as the UCLA School of Film & Television, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, the Atlanta Film Festival and Sundance Film Festival, among others. He currently sits on the Advisory Board for iKlipz.com, a community driven web experience for independent filmmakers.
Before joining the Sundance Institute, Beyer worked as a freelance writer in film and television development where he was represented by Creative Artists Agency. His work was seen on the Fox series Night Visions and he cocreated an animated web-series for Warner Bros. Television and Warner Bros. Online.
Prior, he worked with the prestigious mPRm, a public relations agency specializing in independent films, where he worked on the release campaigns for L. A. Confidential, Shine, and Love and Death on Long Island, among others. Beyer studied Theatre at the Chautauqua Institute in New York and the University of Evansville in Indiana. He was a member of The New Harmony Project, a development center for new works in theatre and film.