Sean Uyehara is Director of Programs at Headlands Center for the Arts where he oversees arts residencies, fellowships and new work commissions. Previous to that Sean was a programmer for SFFILM. There he developed programming for the San Francisco International Film Festival, Taiwan Film Days, the San Francisco International Animation Festival, and many other public film events. While with SFFILM, he inaugurated KinoTek, a platform for presenting multi-disciplinary exhibitions, installations, performances and screenings. He holds a PhD in Cinema-Television, Critical Studies from the University of Southern California where he focused studies on the concept of the virtual.