David Filipi

Director of Film/Video

David Filipi has been with the Wexner Center's film/video department since 1994 and director since 2010. He has organized hundreds of film events at the center, including retrospectives of and visits by such filmmakers as Richard Linklater, Milos Forman, Lucrecia Martel, Pedro Costa, Philip Kaufman, Claire Denis, Olivier Assayas, Charles Burnett, Natalia Almada, Frederick Wiseman, Penelope Spheeris, Julie Dash, Catherine Breillat, Harry Belafonte and dozens of other established and emerging filmmakers. Beginning in 2004, his archival “Rare Baseball Films” program has been presented at the center and numerous venues across the country including New York’s Film Forum, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts. Filipi has overseen residency projects by Guy Maddin, Art Spiegelman, the Quay Brothers, John Canemaker, and Bill Morrison. He organized the publication of Paulo Emílio Salles Gomes: On Brazil and Global Cinema (2018, edited by Stephanie Dennison and Maite Conde) the first English-language collection of the influential Brazilian critic’s work. He is the curator of the center’s annual Cinema Revival: A Festival of Film Restoration.

A member of Ohio State’s Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum advisory board, in 2008 he co-curated Jeff Smith: Bone and Beyond, the first exhibition devoted to the influential comic book artist, at the center.