Nico Maestu, BA, MA
Nico Maestu, C.Phil, MA, received a BA in Fine Arts and Photography from Otis College of Art and Design, and graduate degrees from UCLA’s Cinema and Media Studies Department. His research and interests focus on documentary films, film in relation to contemporary art practices, French film history, as well as film theory and criticism. He has taught at various colleges and universities in Southern California and has been the Chair of the Film and Media Studies Department at Santa Barbara City College since 2006, where he implemented a fully online Film Studies degree, created Film Festival Studies courses, and developed a Student Film Review website. Originally from France, he spends his time between Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and the local mountains.