Eddie Cockrell


Current and Recent Projects:

1998 -- Present Variety (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Film Critic, Toronto (1998) and Berlin (1999) film festivals
1998 -- Present Hamptons International Film Festival (East Hampton, NY)
  • Catalogue writer, annual international film event
1997 -- Present Sydney Film Festival (Sydney, Australia)
  • Catalogue Writer, annual international film event
1996 -- Present Nitrate Online (http://www.nitrateonline.com)
  • Contributing Editor, Film Critic, online movie entertainment magazine
1997 -- Present The Smithsonian Associates (Washington, DC)
  • Writer/Presenter, "Understanding the Art of Film," "Comedy Today," others
1996 -- Present The Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema (Philadelphia, PA)
  • Catalogue Writer, annual international film event
1994 -- Present Key & Biograph Theaters (Washington, DC), Charles Theater (Baltimore, MD)
  • Guest Presenter, Sunday sneak preview film programs
1992 -- Present The Americas Film Festival Foundation (Washington DC)
  • Executive Director, annual festival of Spanish, Portuguese film & video
1988 -- Present Filmfest DC: The Washington, DC International Film Festival (Washington, DC)
  • Senior Catalogue Editor, Programmer, Presenter/Moderator, annual festival
1994 -- 1995 Fox Morning News, Fox News at Noon (Washington, DC)
  • Film Critic, new releases, industry news, local repertory offerings
1994 Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center (Washington, DC)
  • Programmer, "Films from the Americas" festival, Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel
1990 -- 1993 Adjunct Faculty, The American University (Washington, DC)
  • Creator/Teacher, History of Motion Pictures, The Crime Thriller

Employment History:

1977 -- 1982,
1986 -- 1992
Associate Director, Film Programming, The American Film Institute National Exhibition Programs (The Kennedy Center, Washington, DC)
  • Researched, Programmed, Annotated film series for national repertory cinema
  • Developed special programs and national touring packages of specialty films
  • Moderated on-stage discussions with guest filmmakers (app. 125 per year)
1990 -- 1992 The American Film Institute National Video Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Curated Western European sidebar
1987 -- 1996 AFI L.A. FilmFest: The AFI Los Angeles Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA)
  • Consulted on programming, contributed film notes to catalogue
1979 -- Present Film Consultant and Critic (Washington, DC area)
  • Lectured at offices, embassies, schools; Contributed to Unicorn Times, City Paper, The Washington Times; Grant Panelist NEA, CIES (Fulbright Awards)
1979 -- 1989 Writer/Host, "Insights on Film," WGMS Radio (Rockville, MD)
  • Reviewed first-run films, movie news in weekly afternoon drivetime feature
1982 -- 1989 Film Specialist, United States Information Agency Exhibits Service (Washington, DC)
  • Created, Updated, Traveled with touring exhibit "Filmmaking in America"
1984 -- 1985 Columnist, "Film Talk," The Washington Post (Washington, DC)
  • Reported on local, world film news in Friday Weekend section
1983 -- 1984 Film Critic, The Washington Tribune (Washington, DC)
  • Reviewed, Reported on current releases, repertory film series in Washington area
1982 -- 1985 The Sidwell Friends School (Washington, DC)
  • Taught English, Literature at Middle School on substitute basis


1978 B.A., Cinema Studies/Literature, The American University (Washington, DC)
  • Cassell Award, Outstanding Overall Achievement , Student Union Board Cinema booker


Eddie Cockrell
12928 Valleywood Drive
Wheaton, MD 20906-4059
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E-Mail: eddie@nitrateonline.com




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