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Jessica Sarah Rinland (United Kingdom)

Jessica Sarah Rinland’s work has been screened and exhibited internationally at Locarno Film Festival, Viennale, Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Mar del Plata, BFI London Film Festival, Rotterdam, Oberhausen, Cinema du Reel, National Gallery Singapore, Tabakalera, Union Docs, Taipei Biennial (2020), University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery (2021), Somerset House (2016) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries (2011).

She has won awards including Special Mention at Locarno Film Festival and Best Film at DocumentaMadrid (Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another, 2019), Primer Premio at Bienale de Imagen en Movimiento (Black Pond, 2018), Arts + Science Award at Ann Arbor Film Festival (2014), ICA’s Best Experimental Film at LSFF (2013), and M.I.T’s Schnitzer prize for excellence in the arts (2017).

Residencies include Film Studies Center at Harvard University, Somerset House Studios, Flaherty Seminar Fellow, MacDowell, and Ikusmira Berriak.

She is currently a Visiting Professor at Wellesley College and works as an educator at Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola, previously at Kingston University, and as a projectionist at the Barbican Center.

She holds a BA (Honors) in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London and a MSc in Arts, Culture and Technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


  • Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another
  • Black Pond
  • The Blind Labourer
  • Ý Berá – Bright Waters
  • Expression of the Sightless
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