Jeffrey Scher

Moving Image, 2001

Jeffrey Scher has been creating animated and live-action films since 1974, and has influenced many younger animators currently working in the medium. His films include Trigger Happy, Prisoners of Inertia, and Reasons to Be Glad; these have been screened on PBS, HBO, and Showtime, released theatrically in Europe and domestically, and presented at festivals internationally. Scher has taught at Columbia University since 1990. He is the recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Jerome Foundation, among others.

Awards and Accomplishments


Scher is featured in the book Animation Sketchbooks (Chronicle Books, 2013)

2007: Scher is honored by the Flaherty Film Seminar

2007: Scher maintains a special blog for the _New York Times_ called The Animated Life

2005: Scher has a solo exhibition at Maya Stendhal Gallery

2003: BAMcinamatek presents a retrospective of Scher’s work

2002: _Lost and Found_ is acquired by the Museum of Modern Art for its permanent collection