Carmen Gray, CONTRIBUTING CRITIC, is a New Zealander who lives in Berlin. A film critic and journalist, she has contributed to Sight & Sound, The Guardian, The Observer, Screen International, and more. She has written liner essays for several Criterion releases, and was previously Film Editor of Dazed & Confused magazine in London. She contributes regularly to The New York Times with investigative journalism on culture and politics in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the Caucasus, and has written chapters for books on Portuguese cinema and Peter Watkins. As a film programmer, she is on the selection committees of the Generation section of the Berlin International Film Festival and the Winterthur International Short Film Festival in Switzerland, and is a programme adviser for Open City Docs in London. She also consults on projects, and is a regular industry adviser on films at the editing stage for First Cut Lab. She frequently serves on festival juries, and has taught writing workshops in Poland, Serbia, Estonia and the Czech Republic.