Recently I’m the writer and a producer of the independent feature drama Around the Sun, described as “intimate and yet deliciously cerebral” by the UK Guardian, and as “very boring” by some guy on Amazon. An alumnus of the Reykjavík International Film Festival Talent Lab and SFFILM’s FilmHouse residency, I’ve also written other features and made a handful of shorts with festival screenings ranging from Boston Underground to Tallinn Black Nights.
I was the inaugural editorial director of the streaming service Fandor, and I’ve written about cinema and culture for publications including Film Comment, The New York Times, Screen Slate, and the Village Voice. Seasonally I'm the managing editor of publications for the Mill Valley Film Festival, a juror for other festivals including Frameline and SFFILM, an adjunct staffer at San Francisco’s Roxie Theater, and an occasional moderator of movie-related panel discussions and Q&As.
jonathan dot kiefer at gmail