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Jan Krawitz

Jan Krawitz

Documentary Film and Video
MFA, Temple University, 1979
BA, Cornell University, 1975


Jan Krawitz has been independently producing documentary films for many years. Her work has been exhibited at film festivals in the United States and abroad, including Sundance, the New York Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Edinburgh, SilverDocs, London, Sydney, Full Frame, SXSW and the Flaherty Film Seminar. Her most recent film, Perfect Strangers, is a documentary that follows an altruistic kidney donor on an unpredictable, four-year journey of twists and turns. Krawitz’s previous film, Big Enough, was broadcast on the national PBS series P.O.V. and internationally in eighteen countries. Her documentaries, Mirror MirrorIn Harm’s WayLittle People, and Drive-in Blues have been broadcast on national PBS and her short film Styx is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. Little People was nominated for a national Emmy Award and was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. Jan has had one-woman retrospectives of her films at the Portland Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art, Rice Media Center, the Austin Film Society, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. She was awarded artist residencies at Yaddo, Bogliasco (Italy), the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and Docs in Progress. She is a recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award and a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 




January 30, 2020


Oshman Hall, McMurtry Building
June 16, 2018

Free and open to the public.

Cubberley Auditorium


February 20, 2018 to March 2, 2018
McMurtry Building; Gunn Foyer and Miller Discussion Space

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