Jay Rosenblatt
San Francisco, CA
2008 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by the Rasmuson Foundation.

Jay Rosenblatt creates experimental documentaries using “found” footage: newsreels, archival materials, and home movies. He has made more than 100 films and has received numerous awards from film festivals around the world. His subjects include the universal experience of loss (Phantom Limb), explored through a personal narrative; the psychological profile of authority and power (Human Remains); and the connections between filmmaking and fatherhood, developed through playful visual puns (I Used to Be a Film-maker). Rosenblatt has taught film production at several Bay Area schools and is currently a visiting filmmaker at the San Francisco Art Institute.

Portrait photo courtesy Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover.
  • Artwork by Jay Rosenblatt
    Film still from Short of Breath, 1990; photo courtesy Jay Rosenblatt
Artwork by Jay Rosenblatt