Jay Rosenblatt

Moving Image, 2008

Jay Rosenblatt has created over twenty-five films that have been released theatrically in several cities, screened at festivals across Europe and North America, and broadcast on the Independent Film Channel, Sundance Channel and HBO/Cinemax. His awards include a Guggenheim, Rockefeller and US Artists Fellowship. Rosenblatt has been a film and video production instructor at various film schools in the Bay Area, including Stanford University, San Francisco State University and the San Francisco Art Institute. He is currently the Program Director of the SF Jewish Film Festival. Rosenblatt has a master’s degree in counseling psychology and worked as a therapist for many years.

Awards and Accomplishments


Rosenblatt screens work in the International Film Festival Rotterdam

2010: Jay Rosenblatt wins numerous festival awards for _The Darkness of Day_ including: Best Documentary at the Tampere Film Festival in Finland, Best Experimental Film at the USA Film Festival, Best Short Documentary at the It's All True Documentary Film Festival in Brazil and Best Short Documentary at the Play Doc Film Festival in Spain

2009: Rosenblatt is the subject of an article in _Senses of Cinema_ entitled "Overview and analysis" by Brian K. Bergen-Aurand

2008: Rosenblatt receives Center for Cultural Innovation–Investing in Artists Grant

2008: Rosenblatt receives EMPA Work Life Award from the Ann Arbor Film Festival