Barbara Twist is a filmmaker based in New York City. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Creative Producing at Columbia University. Her most recent film, Articulate, screened as part of the University of Michigan’s 3C-Screens Bicentennial Celebration. She is the former Managing Director of the Art House Convergence, an international organization for the art house and independent theater community.

She was listed on Celluloid Junkie’s Top 50 Women in Global Cinema in 2017, featured in BoxOffice’s “Women in Exhibition and Distribution” October 2015, and has participated on many festival and conference panels on contemporary exhibition issues and micro distribution strategies. She is on the board of the Ann Arbor Film Festival and Cinema Lamont. She is a member of Detroit-based Final Girls: a women’s filmmaking collective and recipient of a 2016 Knight Foundation grant.


+Panelist, “ArtsQuest Female Filmmaker Roundtable,” ArtsQuest. November 2017.
+Speaker, “Building Healthy Online Communities,” Audience Development & Innovation Lab Sofia, Europa Cinemas. March 2017.
+Panelist, “Indie Film Track: Marketing & Distribution,” Austin Film Festival.
October 2016.
+Panelist, “Getting Your Film Seen,” Jameson First Shot Weekender. July 2016.
+Speaker, “Managing and Marketing Your Archive for Cinema Exhibition,”
Association of Moving Image Archivists. November 2015.
+Speaker, “Alternative Routes: From Art House to Your House,” Toronto
International Film Festival, September 2015.
+Speaker, “Audience Trends in U.S. Art Houses.” Cinetecca Bologna, Europa
Cinemas. June 2015.


+Teacher, “Hands On 16mm Workshop,” Kodak & Jameson First Shot Weekender. July 2016.
+Teacher, “Shoot, Scratch, Stomp: Hands On Super 8mm Workshop, Hand-
processing,” Allied Media Conference. June 2016.
+Teacher, “Shoot, Scratch, Stomp: Hands On Super 8mm Workshop, Hand-
processing,” Ann Arbor Film Festival. March 2016.


Director. Articulate, Short, October 2017. Digital.

Producer. Bad Grandson, Short, October 2016. Digital.

Producer. Consideration. Feature, June 2014. Digital.

Co-Producer. Projection. Short, June 2013. Digital.

Director/Screenwriter. As Strong As You Stay. Short, May 2012. Digital.

Director/Editor. In The Pines. Short,  May 2012. Digital.

Director. Big Ghost, Music Video, July 2011. Digital 3D.

Director, Shark Tank, Short, Winter 2011. 16mm.

Director/Screenwriter/Editor. The Watchmaker, Short, Fall 2010. 16mm.

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