Carlton Evans is the co-founder and executive director of The Disposable Film Festival, currently in its 5th season, which celebrates achievements in new media filmmaking internationally. He is also an independent film producer and screenwriter whose productions have screened at top festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Tribeca, and Rotterdam. Carlton produced and co-wrote the documentary feature Connected, the short Yelp, and was a creative consultant on the narrative feature The Woods, all of which premiered at Sundance 2011. He was the associate producer and director of distribution of The Tribe(Sundance 2006), which was singled out by the New York Times, Variety, and the Sundance Institute for its groundbreaking distribution strategy. Carlton has taught film theory, art history, and architecture at Stanford, San Francisco State University, and SF Art Institute, and lectures about film and new media. Carlton holds a PhD in Art History and Film Theory from Stanford University.
Selected by MovieMaker Magazine as one the country-worldʼs “coolest film festivals,” the Disposable Film Festival was established in 2007 to celebrate the artistic potential of disposable video—short films made on non-professional devices such as mobile phones, pocket cameras, webcams, and other lo-fi, readily available video capture devices. The Disposable Film Festival hosts traditional theatrical screenings, competitions, filmmaking workshops, panels and other events to educate and inspire aspiring filmmakers. The Disposable Film Festival premieres each year in San Francisco before traveling to cities across the country and internationally.