Barbara Twist is a film producer and director based in Detroit, Michigan. She has directed several short films, including “Shark Tank,” which screened at the 2011 Traverse City Film Festival. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan, with a B.A. in Screen Arts and Cultures. She is also the Managing Director of the Art House Convergence, an international organization for the art house community. She has been on several film festival juries, including the Austin Film Festival; and spoken at numerous conferences and festivals, including the Toronto International Film Festival and the Association of Moving Image Archivists. She works in both narrative and experimental media, with a current focus in Super 8 and 8mm filmmaking.