DER Filmmaker

Jeff Daniel Silva

Jeff Silva

Jeff Silva is a filmmaker, professor and film programmer based in Boston. His recently completed projects Ivan & Ivana (2011) and Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War (2008) have been exhibited at festivals, and museums internationally, including: MoMA's Documentary Fortnight, The Viennale, Visions du Reel, Valdivia , Flahertiana, and DocAviv. Jeff has been programming cinema for the past 14 years at BALAGAN, an the offbeat and alternative screening series which he co-founded in 2000.

From 2006-09 Jeff was a film instructor at Harvard University where he help developed the Sensory Ethnography Lab curriculum together with Lucien Taylor. The SEL is a practice-­based program of visual anthropology exploring the interstices of art, anthropology and documentary film. Currently, Jeff is a professor of film at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA) in Boston and is actively working on three new feature

Films Available at DER
Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War

DER Sponsored Projects
Lee and Opal
Undocumented Pleasure

Related Links
Filmmaker's Website
Sensory Ethnography Lab series

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