The Sundance Institute announced the four filmmakers and six grantees who comprise the 2018 Art of Nonfiction program. Launched in 2018, Art of Nonfiction is the Institutes’s program “working at the vanguard of inventive artistic practice in story, craft and form.”
Jem Cohen. Filmmaker/photographer/multi-media artist Jem Cohen’s feature-length films include Museum Hours, Counting, Chain, Benjamin Smoke, Instrument, and World Without End (No Reported Incidents). Shorts include Lost Book Found, Little Flags, and Anne Truitt – Working. His films are often documentary/fiction hybrids – navigating between city symphony, diary film, and essay, they pull things seen on the periphery into the center. Cohen’s work is in the collections of MoMA, the Whitney Museum, Jewish Museum, and D.C.’s Natl Gallery of Art, and has been broadcast by PBS, Arte, and the Sundance Channel. Retrospectives include Harvard Film Archive and London’s Whitechapel Gallery. Grants/Fellowships include Guggenheim, Alpert, Creative Capital, and awards include the Independent Spirit Award (IFP) and Persistence of Vision Award (SFFS).