Tim Gordon – Critic and Founder of the Lakefront Film Festival
Film Critic, Association President, Festival Director, Film Historian, Radio Host, Film Festival and Award Show Founder, Adjunct Professor, Executive Director, Brand Creator, and lover of ALL things film, Tim Gordon remains a cinema innovator.
Gordon has turned his passion for film into his life’s work, seeking to educate future generations and alter the perspective of African-American portrayals on the screen and in the executive suites of Hollywood.
He began his career in 1992 as a film critic and created The Black Reel Awards in 2000 to honoring African-Americans in the feature, independent and television films, Gordon created the educational infrastructure the Foundation for the Advancement of African-Americans in Film (FAAAF) in 2004. With a mission to target, identify and prepare candidates who will represent the next generation of filmmakers and potential film executives, FAAAF introduced two programs, Reel Kids, and the Producer’s Institute to continue with the important work of redefining our “reel images” for the next generation.
In 2002, Gordon was named President of Washington (D.C.) Area Film Critics (WAFCA). The 50-member association examines issues pertaining to critics throughout the industry and annually honors the year’s best films and performances.
In 2008, he created the movie brand, “FilmGordon” consolidating his film content and social media platforms under one umbrella.
In 2013, Gordon joined the nation’s largest film critics association, the 350-member Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA).
He fulfilled a lifetime dream when he partnered with Howard County, Maryland to create the Lakefront Film Festival, which will launch in the Summer of 2017.
Gordon has served as a programming consultant for several festivals and film series, including Morgan State University’s Arts Festival, Lincoln Theatre’s Film Feast, and the Uptown Saturday Night Movie Ministry. He has also served on film festival juries for the Virgin Island International Film Festival as well as the Over-The-Rhine International Film Festival.
Currently, he hosts the weekly film show, Keeping It Reel with FilmGordon on 96.3 HD4 on DC Radio. His work has also appeared in the USA Today, Variety Magazine’s prestigious Bureau of Film Critics, and has been a guest on NewsOne with Roland Martin, BET Tonight with Tavis Smiley and BET’s Screen Scene and Howard University’s Evening Exchange (WHUT-TV) and the WHUR’s The Daily Drum with Harold Fisher.