Jeff Silva

Filmmaker (US)

Jeff Silva is an American filmmaker, teacher and film programmer originally from Boston. Jeff’s recent films "Linefork" (2016), "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 Réel, Valdivia, and Flahertiana. A long-time affiliate of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University, Jeff helped develop the curriculum and methodology of the program while a teaching fellow aside founder and director Lucien Taylor. Jeff has also been programming documentary and experimental cinema for the past 15 years at BALAGAN, an the offbeat and alternative screening series which he co-founded in 2000 in Boston.

Eighteen Years

A sea of images, of sounds, a sea of memories, of desires, of loves come and gone, a sea of time… Jeff Silva comes to the sea to travel in and out of time, sometimes in order to remember, other times to try to forget. "Eighteen Years" will be a cine-poem diary film compiled from his own personal archive of audio recordings, phone messages, super 8 and 16mm films documenting 18 years of sensorial experiences in and around the sea.

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