Jeff Silva

Jeff Silva is a filmmaker, artist, and teacher originally from Boston. Jeff works across medias and genres but his work shares a kinship with traditions of experimental film and new modes of ethnographic documentary, exploring the quotidian aspects of his subjects lives, often over long spans of time. His most recently completed projects include Linefork (2017), Ivan & Ivana (2011), and Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War (2008) have been exhibited at festivals, and museums internationally. A long-time affiliate of the SEL (Sensory Ethnography Lab) at Harvard University, Jeff helped develop the curriculum and methodology of the program at its inception while a teaching fellow aside founder and director Lucien Castaing-Taylor. In 2000 he co-founded BALAGAN, the offbeat and alternative micro-cinema screening series in Boston that continues to present marginalized films to the community.