Maïa Cybelle Carpenter is a moving-image artist and curator from NY and France, currently residing in San Francisco. She has a BA from Barnard College, Columbia University (1997) and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2001). She is currently the President of the Board of Directors of Canyon Cinema ( and on the Advisory Board of Lunafest (, whose proceeds go towards the Breast Cancer Fund.

Her films and videos have been exhibited internationally including, Ars Electronica Linz, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Pacific Film Archives, Ontario Cinematheque, Anthology Film Archives, Exit Art Gallery NY, Directors Guild of America, The British Film Institute, The Berlinale, The Taiwan Cinematheque, and PBS Television. Her films are included in several private collections in North America and her work is distributed by Canyon Cinema (USA), Collectif Jeune Cinéma (France) and Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre (Canada).