Biography


EXHIBITIONS

The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, screened a complete retrospective of his work from January 18 to February 19, 1991. This program was completely repeated at the UCLA Film Archive, Los Angeles, (March-April), and partially repeated at the American Film Institute Film Theater at the J.F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, (February), the Kabuki Theater in San Francisco under the sponsorship of the Film Arts Foundation and San Francisco Film Society, (March-April), and the Harvard Film Archive, Boston, (April). In October, 1991, the Viennale, in Vienna, Austria, in the context of a broader festival, screened a complete retrospective of Jost's films. It was also screened in January-February 1992 at the Arsenal Kino, Berlin. In 1994 the Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy, organized a complete retrospective of all features and short films, and published a book and catalog on Mr. Jost and his work. A traveling retrospective was done in the Netherlands by the Filmtheater Desmet in fall 1994; and in December 1994 a complete retrospective was done at the Cinemateca in Bologna, Italy, and in Feb. 1995 it was repeated at the Museo Nazionale di Cinema, in Torino. Full retrospectives were mounted in 1996 at the Cinemateca Portuguese and Filmoteca Espanol. In April 2006, the Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival did a partial retrospective.

In addition, in the period 1968-1990 Mr. Jost did literally hundreds of in-person screenings of his work at colleges and universities throughout the United States, as well as in the UK, and at various film and media venues in Germany, Russia, Italy, UK, and the US. He has also done numerous film and media workshops in London, New York, San Francisco, Chicago, Siena, and Germany. On returning to the US, after 10 years abroad, in the period 2002-2004 Mr. Jost did a 18 city screening and workshop tour including Colombus SC, Tampa and Orlando, Memphis, Chicago, Milwaukee, Houston, Austin, Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Lincoln NE, L.A., San Francisco, Portland and others. In the period 2004-2007 he traveled to Asia, Australia and Europe, doing numerous media workshops and in-person screenings of his works, as well as in the US.


GRANTS

2007
Yonsei University Development Grant (for installation piece)

2005-6
University of Nebraska, Mary Riepma Ross Media Center Artist's Residency

2000
ZKM (Zentrum fur Kunst und Media, Karlsruhe, Germany) residency Fellowship

1991
NEA-Media Arts Production Grant for THE BED YOU SLEEP IN
.

1990
DAAD (Deutsche Akademischer Austauschdienst) re-invitation for 3 month Berlin Artists residency.

1989
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship for filmmaking.

1988
NEA Media Arts Production Grant for filmmaking for ALL THE VERMEERS IN NEW YORK.
NYSCA Production Grant for SURE FIRE.

1987
California Arts Council Fellowship for filmmaking.Film Arts Foundation completion grant, for LIEBESFALL.

1985
NEA Media Arts Production Grant for BELL DIAMOND.

1980
NEA UK/US Exchange Grant, for 9 month residency in UK.

1979
DAAD Berlin Artist's Residency, for 6 months residency in West Berlin.


AWARDS


JURY award, Jeonju International Film Festival, May 2000, for 6 EASY PIECE.

MAVERICK SPIRIT award, Maverick Film Festival, San Jose, March 2000.

NEW VISIONS award, Graz Festival of Film and Architecture, 1999, for LONDON BRIEF.

FIPRESCI award, Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival, 1997, for LONDON BRIEF.

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award, Best Independent Film 1991, for ALL THE VERMEERS IN NEW YORK.

John Cassavetes Lifetime Achievement Award, given by the Independent Feature Project/West at their "Spirit" Awards for independent filmmaking, in Los Angeles, March 1991.

Belgian Royal Film Archive Award for Quality Films, a cash award for selected films to be distributed in Belgium; for ALL THE VERMEERS IN NEW YORK

Caligari Film Prize, 5000DM Award given by the Arbeitsgruppe fur Kommunale Kino, at the Berlin International Film Festival, February, 1991, for ALL THE VERMEERS IN NEW YORK and SURE FIRE.

Best of Festival Award, Ann Arbor Festival 1989, for PLAIN TALK AND COMMON SENSE (UNCOMMON SENSES).

Special Jury Prize, Sinking Creek Festival 1989, for PLAIN TALK AND COMMON SENSE (UNCOMMON SENSES).

Whitney Biennial, 1989, participation for PLAIN TALK AND COMMON SENSE (UNCOMMON SENSES).

Special Jury Prize, San Remo Festival, Italy, 1986, for BELL DIAMOND.

Special Jury Prize, Bergamo Film Festival, ltaly, 1984, for SLOW MOVES.

Best of Festival Award, US Festival 1979, Salt Lake, for CHAMELEON.


WORK IN PROGRESS

FALLS (installation for 3 screens)

PICOLLI MIRACOLI (Portugal, Italy, 1996 - ??, digital video, approximately 2 hrs)

VEILS (4 screen installation)


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