Jeffrey Skoller

Jeffrey Skoller has been working as a filmmaker, writer, media activist and teacher since the 1980s. His works in both film and video explore a wide range of forms and concerns from essayistic investigations of third-world revolution and Jewish masculinity to experiments in the adaptation of literature to film. His films have shown widely in the US, Europe and Latin America and he has received a number of grants including NEA national and regional fellowships.

Believing that filmmakers must work politically as well as aesthetically to insure a vital experimental film community, Skoller has been an outspoken media activist and advocate for all manner of experimental media. He has served on the boards of Canyon Cinema and the San Francisco Cinematheque, as well as being a founding member of XChange TV, a network that distributed media made in Central America, and the X-Factor, a Bay Area experimental media advocacy group. He writes frequently on experimental film and has published articles in Cinematograph, Film Quarterly, Afterimage, Discourse among others. Skoller currently teaches film at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.