An Author's Retrospective: Jay Rosenblatt


Jay Rosenblatt
Screening time  
01.03. / Thursday, 18:00 - 20:00 Theatre 5  
It has been two and a half years since Ella said she wanted to be a filmmaker.

It has been two and a half years since Ella said she wanted to be a filmmaker. Now she is turning 4 and her filmmaker dad has given her a video camera for her birthday. ‘Beginning Filmmaking’ takes us through one year of trying to teach a preschooler how to make a film. Ella rises to the challenge but on her own terms. We experience the joys and frustrations both of being a parent and of being a child, and find that you do have to be careful what you wish for.


Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films. His work explores our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal. His films have received over 100 awards and have screened throughout the world. Eight of his films have been at the Sundance Film Festival and several of his films have shown on HBO/Cinemax, the Independent Film Channel and the Sundance Channel. ZagrebDox screened many of his films in International Competition, My Best Dox, and in the author's retrospective in 2012, when Rosenblatt held a masterclass.

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Finland, USA
2008, 23', color, video

Directed by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Thomas Logoreci, Ella Rosenblatt

Edited by:
Jay Rosenblatt

Jay Rosenblatt

Festivals & Awards:

Ann Arbor Film Festival - The EMPA Work Life Award