Wendy Levy


Public bio

Wendy Levy Director of Creative Programming, BAVC WENDY LEVY is the Director of the MacArthur-funded Producers Institute for New Media Technologies, and develops content partnerships for BAVC's production, exhibition, and distribution programs, grants and residencies for independent producers and public broadcasters, programming for BAVC’s Video Preservation Center and the Nonprofit Institute for New Media Applications. For three years, Wendy served as the Director of Education and Media Arts at BAVC, overseeing client-side operations in the media arts and preservation departments, educational workshops, industry-certified training, and adult workforce development initiatives. She speaks regularly at festivals and conferences internationally on a broad range of topics in documentary, emerging media and social justice. Prior to joining BAVC in 2004, Wendy served as the Festival Director for the Film Arts Festival of Independent Cinema in San Francisco, and has worked with a range of Bay Area nonprofits, including New Performance Gallery, Performing Arts Workshop, San Francisco Artists-in-Schools, KQED, and the Film Arts Foundation. An accomplished filmmaker, Wendy's films have received numerous awards and have screened at Sundance, Lincoln Center, and at festivals around the world. She also teaches film and new media courses at City College of San Francisco. Levy received her BA from Oberlin College in Ethnopoetics and Folklore and holds an MFA in Cinema from San Francisco State University. A transplant from Brooklyn, New York, Wendy has lived in Oakland since 1983.