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Bardsley Jessica

Jessica Anne Bardsley

United States

Biography

Jessica Bardsley is a film artist and critical writer exploring experimental non-fiction forms. Her work has screened across the U.S. and internationally at esteemed venues such as RIDM, CPH:DOX, Visions du Réel, Antimatter Film Festival, European Media Arts Festival, Kasseler Dokfest, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, Images Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Rooftop Films and more. She is the recipient of a Princess Grace Award in Film, a Flaherty Fellowship, Director's Choice at the Black Maria Film and Video Festival, Grand Prix at 25FPS, and the Eileen Maitland Award at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Jessica received an MFA in Film, Video, New Media and Animation as well as an MA in Visual and Critical Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is now a PhD student in Film and Visual Studies at Harvard University.


Filmography:
The Blazing World
Lie Back and Enjoy It
Florida Enchantments
Anne Frank's House
Anne
Ryerson and Burnham
The Art of Catching
Land of Mourning Calm
Lightwater
Oceanography
The Commoners
Southern Land
A Past of Plank and Nail

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The Art of Catching

The Art of Catching (Orig.) / 2011 / United States / 35 min

Florida's impoverished marshlands with their animal kingdom of tortoises, flamingoes, crocodiles and a fabled species of monkey are the setting for two parallel stories, which are subtly woven together across ages and narrative voices.

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The Blazing World

The Blazing World (Orig.) / 2013 / United States / 19 min

A troubling relationship arises between the character played by Winona Ryder in the film Girl, Interrupted, the genuine depression experienced by the actress, and the shoplifting of which she was accused...

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Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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