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Jasmin Gordon

Jasmin Gordon

About

Jasmin grew up both in Switzerland and the United States and has spent the last three years living in France. Before moving to the Bay Area, she worked as a freelance photographer covering cultural events for French magazines. She also worked at the Magnum photo agency in Paris and published book covers for a series of contemporary novels. Jasmin has a BA in English from Reed College.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS:

Princess Grace Foundation Award, 2005

Monsieur Borges and I

digital video

JUNE, 2006
VIDEO DURATION: 22:17 MIN.

A portrait of Jean-Pierre Bernes, an eccentric, elderly University Professor who accompanied the literary giant Jorge Luis Borges through the last ten years of his life. This twenty-two minute film depicts the story of a friendship between a man and a legend and the complexities such intimacy engenders.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Princess Grace Foundation Award, 2005
Nominee, IDA/David L. Wolper Student Award, 2006
Silverdocs AFI/Discovery Channel Film Festival, 2007
Slamdance Film Festival, 2006
E Tudo Verdade (It's All True Film Festival) Brazil, 2006
Solothurn Film Festival, Switzerland, 2006
Independent Feature Market, New York, 2007
UNDEREXPOSED/IDA Film Festival, 2006

Paris 1951

16mm color film

JUNE, 2005
VIDEO DURATION: 9:54 MIN.

Forty years after my grandfathers death, my mother discovers that the man she knew was in fact not her father. In mid-life and without any physical remnants of the past, my mother struggles to reconstruct her identity. This short film is a meditation on the process of reinterpreting personal history and the challenge of recollecting the past in the absence of all images and objects.

Awards, Festivals, and Screenings

Grand Jury Prize, ITVS Online Shorts Competition, 2006
Nominee, IDA/David L. Wolper Student Award, 2005
Broadcast, PBS Independent Lens, 2006
Finalist, Kyoto International Student Film Festival, Japan, 2005
Toronto Student Shorts Film Festival, Canada, 2005
Rencontres Internationales Henri Langlois Film Festival, Poitiers, France, 2006
FAIF Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2006
Hollywood International Student Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2005
Miskolc International Student Film Festival, Hungary, 2005
Rooftop Film Festival, 2006

Surviving in Exile

digital video

Co-directed by Revere La Noue
MARCH, 2005
VIDEO DURATION: 
9:55 MIN.

The traumatic story of a Bhutanese man who was forced down a path of brutality, struggle, and loneliness when the country he loved became a dangerous place to live for him and his people.


Decent Exposure

16mm black and white film

DECEMBER, 2004
VIDEO DURATION: 3:30 MIN.

Three minutes depicting the body and emotion of nude art models.