MIX NYC, the media arts organisation behind the New York Lesbian& Gay Experimental Film Festival, has installed a new team of directors.

The four-person committee is led by executive director andfilmmaker and curator Stephen Kent Jusick.

Co-directors are Canadian-born artist, photographer anddocumentarian Szu Burgess, animator, artist and diversity activist Kate Huh,and filmmaker and screenwriter Andre Hereford.

The festival's upcoming edition MIX 19 launches in November 2006and will be the culmination of MIX's Gatecrashers season, a series of communityscreenings, performances and media installations covering all of New York'sfive boroughs.

Upcoming eventsinclude a May 16 fundraiser auctioning off disposable cameras used by suchartistic luminaries as Gus Van Sant, Mary Harron and Debbie Harry, and youthmedia education programme A Different Take.