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Jay Rosenblatt

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Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films. His work explores our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal.

His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world. A selection of his films had theatrical runs at the Film Forum in New York and at theaters around the country.

Eight of his films have been at the Sundance Film Festival and several of his films have shown on HBO/Cinemax, the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Channel. Articles about his work have appeared in the Sunday NY Times Arts & Leisure section, the LA Times, the NY Times, Filmmaker magazine and the Village Voice.

Jay is a recipient of a Guggenheim, USA Artists and a Rockefeller Fellowship.

Jay is originally from New York and has lived in San Francisco for many years. He has been a film and video production instructor since 1989 at various film schools in the Bay Area, including Stanford University, S.F. State University, and the San Francisco Art Institute. He has a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and, in a former life, worked as a therapist.


Doubt (11´, USA, 1981)
Blood Test (27´, USA, 1985)
Paris X 2 (26´, USA, 1988)
Brain in the Desert (5´, USA, 1990)
Short Of Breath (10´, USA, 1990)
The Smell of Burning Ants (21´, USA, 1994)
Period Piece - Co-directed with Jennifer Frame (30´, USA, 1996)
Human Remains (30´, USA, 1998)
a pregnant moment (24´, USA, 1999)
RESTRICTED (1´, USA, 1999)
drop (1´, USA, 2000)
King of the Jews (18´, USA, 2000)
Worm (2´, USA, 2001)
Nine Lives -The Eternal Moment of Now (1´, USA, 2001)
Prayer (3´, USA, 2002)
Decidi (1´, USA, 2002)
Friend Good (5´, USA, 2003)
I Used to Be a Filmmaker (10´, USA, 2003)
I Like It a Lot (4´, USA, 2004)
I'm Charlie Chaplin (8´, USA, 2005)
Phantom Limb (28´, USA, 2005)
Afraid So (3´, USA, 2006)
I Just Wanted to Be Somebody (10´, USA, 2006)
Four Questions for a Rabbi (12´, USA, 2008)
Beginning Filmmaking (23´, USA, 2008)
The Darkness of Day (26´, USA, 2009)
The D Train (5', USA, 2011)
Inquire Within (4', USA, 2012)
The Claustrum (15', USA, 2014)


I Just Wanted to Be Somebody

I Just Wanted to Be Somebody (Orig.) / 2006 / United States / 10 min

What do the religious right and the gay liberation movement have in common? Both were fortified by the efforts of one woman – Anita Bryant.



Trace of the future according to Jay Rosenblatt

Une trace du futur selon Jay Rosenblatt (Orig.) / 2014 / United States / 2 min

Filmmakers that were selected at Visions du Réel in the past twenty editions celebrate the Festival's anniversary by each making a short movie in which they expose their view of the future.



Unique films at FAMUFEST

Unique films at FAMUFEST

The 33rd edition of FAMUFEST, a competition display of films made by students of Prague’s FAMU, will be held on November 23 to 27 at Prague’s Letná District. Like in the past year, it will take place at Bio Oko, plus at the new venues of Studio Hrdinů and Café Jedna.

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- 22.11.2016 -

Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

Cosmopolitan DOK Leipzig

Each edition of this festival is great; and even if it may seem impossible, even better than the past one.

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- 7.11.2016 -

20th Jihlava IDFF is worth visiting

20th Jihlava IDFF is worth visiting

From October 25 to 30, the 20th edition of the largest celebration of documentary film in Central and Eastern Europe is held in Jihlava, Czech Republic. Until November 6, the festival continues online at DAFilms.com.

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- 24.10.2016 -

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