Lane Kneedler received his BFA in Film from the University of Colorado in Boulder. There he studied under many influential experimental filmmakers such as Stan Brakhage and Phil Solomon. While attending CU Boulder, he began volunteering for the Sundance Film Festival. After graduation he moved to Los Angeles and began working for the Sundance Institute full time. Working within the organization he eventually became a programming consultant for the Sundance Film Festival and the Sundance Screenwriters and Filmmakers labs. Other festivals Lane has worked with include the Cinevegas Film Festival, the Silverlake Film Festival, the Waterfront Film Festival and the Los Angeles Film Festival. In past years Lane served on the documentary jury for HBO’s Comedy Arts Festival as well and served as a juror for the Northwest Film Forum and the Dallas Film Festival. Currently Lane is the current Associate Director of Programming for AFI FEST, a festival celebrating it’s 25th year in 2011. He resides in Silverlake, CA with 5 bad cats.