Kareem Tabsch Co-founder, O Cinema

Kareem Tabsch is the co-founder and co-director of O Cinema, Miami HQ for indie, foreign, and art films. Located in the Wynwood arts district, O Cinema was established with a grant from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

Previously, Tabsch spent nine years on staff at the Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, where he served as Program Director for two years and brought icons like Bea Arthur and John Waters to Miami audiences. He has written about arts and entertainment for various local and national publications including Luxury Lifestyles, BeachedMiami, Edge Publications, Miami Living, and various others.

He has served on the First Feature Jury for Frameline, San Francisco's LGBT Film Festival, lectured about the history of queer cinema at Florida International University, and moderated a conversation around themes in Cyrano de Bergerac for the Florida Grand Opera.

Kareem Tabsch was born, raised, and lives in Miami. When he's not hunting down new independent films, he escapes to San Francisco, obsesses over art he wants to own, or re-watches episodes of The Golden Girls.