Bard filmmaker-professor named USA Fellow

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Jacqueline Goss

Jacqueline Goss, a celebrated filmmaker and associate professor of film and electronic arts at Bard College, has been named a 2012 United States Artists (USA) Rockefeller Fellow.

Goss receives $50,000 in unrestricted funds, which she hopes to use to help fund a new film.

“I’m very thankful for this fellowship,” Goss said in a press release from Bard College. “With few funding sources for truly experimental and independent media, the USA Rockefeller award means I can make my next film. It’s an honor to be among the 50 artists recognized this year.”

Goss works in film, video, animation, and programming, and often uses two-dimensional digital animation to create “animated documentaries,” where “historical document meets the unabashedly subjective eye,” she said. Her most recent film, “The Observers,” documents the climatologists who work at the Mt. Washington Weather Observatory. Her works have been screened at the Museum of Modern Art, the London Film Festival, the Rotterdam Film Festival and the Anthology Film Archive in New York, among others. And she received a Herb Alpert Award in 2007, among other honors.

United States Artists was launched in 2005 by a coalition of leading foundations, including Ford, Rockefeller, Prudential, and Rasmuson. The USA Fellows program was designed to support artists in America in eight artistic disciplines.

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