Adam Schartoff

Director of Audience Development

A New York native, Adam Schartoff comes from a music industry background where he started in advertising production and ultimately helped to develop and oversee Sony Music’s Business to Business website. After his 10 year stint at Sony Music ended, Adam began freelancing in web production working for companies as disparate as Rodale and Nielsen.

Along the way he began writing film criticism so he could direct some of his creative energy toward the independent film world, burgeoning in Brooklyn. Not long after that he began curating his own film series called The Filmwax Film Series which quickly struck a chord in the film community. In 2011 he also began hosting the Filmwax Radio internet radio show with BBox, which then morphed into a podcast, resulting in a long-term partnership with Rooftop Films. Guests on Filmwax Radio include such luminaries as Ken Burns, Brian De Palma, Liv Ullmann, Kathleen Hanna and Jason Schwartzman.

Currently he continues to curate film events, host his long-running podcast, and enjoy his role as a champion of indie film. Adam is the father of Jacob and currently lives in Brooklyn.