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Amy Jenkins

Portrait of Amy Jenkins

FSC-LEF Fellow 2022-23

Amy Jenkins is an award-winning American artist whose installations, films, and photography have been exhibited, screened, and collected internationally. Her multimedia works, which focus on themes such as familial relationships, desire, and gender identity, have been shown at museums including The Museum of Modern Art, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel; Akron Art Museum, Ohio; and Palm Beach ICA, FL.

Instructions on Parting, Jenkins’ first documentary feature, won Best Feature Documentary at Athens International Film and Video Festival, OH, and screened at festivals including the Museum of Modern Art’s Doc Fortnight, NY 2018 (Premiere), Montclair Film Festival, NJ; Independent Film Festival Boston, MA; Sydney Film Festival, Australia, and DOXA, Vancouver. Her recent short film Wishes premiered at the Camden International Film Festival in 2019 and screened at festivals including Salem, Ashland Independent, Frameline, OutfestLA, Sidewalk, NewFest, and New Orleans, among others.

Jenkins was awarded the 2019 Ewing Award for Interdisciplinary Art and the 2018 Filmmaker of the Year by New Hampshire Film Festival. A Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, she and her work have also been supported by LEF Foundation, Perspective Fund, IFP, Points North Institute, NH State Council for the Arts, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, NYFA, Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, Berkshire Taconic A.R.T. Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center. Her artwork has been reviewed in many publications, including The New York Times, ARTnews, Bomb, Artcritical, Performing Arts Journal, and The Village Voice.

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Still from the film Adam's Apple

Adam’s Apple (work in progress)

Amy Jenkins

Jenkins will be working on a feature documentary, Adam’s Apple, an intimate exploration of what characterizes “maleness” for today’s gender-redefining youth, filmed from the perspectives of director Amy Jenkins and her teenage transgender son, Adam. Vérité and artistic imagery chronicle the evolution of Adam’s identity beginning at toddlerhood, unveiling the ever-shifting family dynamic as Adam charts his path toward manhood.

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Amy Jenkins Named 2022-23 FSC-LEF Fellow

May 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Amy Jenkins Named 2022-23 FSC-LEF Fellow

We are delighted to join the LEF Foundation in announcing that Amy Jenkins has been selected as the 2022-23 recipient of the Film Study Center-LEF Foundation Fellowship.