An independent filmmaker for over twenty-five years, Nina Fonoroff holds a B.F.A from Massachusetts College of Art and an M.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute. Her experimental films have been screened at numerous showcases, festivals, and museums in the US, Canada and Europe. Her 1989 film, A Knowledge They Cannot Lose, was shown on public television and on the Learning Channel. Her 1994 film, The Accursed Mazurka, won awards at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and others. She has received production grants from the Jerome Foundation and the New York Foundation for the Arts, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 1997-1998. Fonoroff has had artists' residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Since 1999, she has taught film and video making and film history and theory at the University of New Mexico, where she is currently Associate Professor.