Jessica Anne Bardsley (United States)

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.


  • 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

Doc Alliance Members

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