Small File Team

Dr. Laura U. Marks

Laura U. Marks, founder of the Small File Media Festival, is a media scholar and programmer. She teaches in the School for the Contemporary Arts at Simon Fraser University.

Radek Przedpełski

Radek Przedpełski is lecturer in media studies and visual culture at Trinity College Dublin. He has a background in digital media and sound design.Radek is also a migrant artist working in sound, photography and video

Image: Migrant Since 2006. Image by Anna Zielenkiewicz. Glitch Art by Domenico Barra.

Sophia Biedka

Sophia Biedka is an independent filmmaker based out of the unceded territories of the Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh, and Musqueam nations. Her work challenges the boundaries between traditional and ethnographic documentary by exploring cinematic experience of place and knowledge, centered around environmental and cultural issues.

Joey Malbon

Joey Malbon is an MA student at the Simon Fraser University School for the Contemporary Arts where he studies forbidden mediums and agitation.

He is also a lens based media artist and musician who’s work can be best described as baroque.

Faune Ybarra

Originally from Oaxaca and Mexico City, Faune Ybarra is an MFA candidate at Simon Fraser University where her research/practice focuses on the interrelation of displacement and “diasporic gestures”. 

Sanjana Karthik

Sanjana Karthik is a grade ten student from Semiahmoo Secondary. She dedicates her time to volunteering, where she has accumulated over 400 hours and spends time playing badminton and attending choir practice. She tutors, and provides her leadership services to Volunteer Club, Study Circle, and Medhopeful at her school. She reached some of her personal and professional goals by creating the organization Your Words Matter To Us, co-founding an upcoming mental health app called myEsprit, and creating mental health campaigns through the BC Youth Council.