Jen Sachs is a filmmaker, animator, and motion graphics artist.
She received an MFA in Experimental Animation from California Institute for the Arts.
Sachs creates independent films utilizing a variety of styles and techniques to explore the multi-faceted construction of narrative reality. Her films have won prizes for "Best Animation," including a Student Academy Award and have screened in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, in over 70 international festivals including Sundance, Telluride, and Ann Arbor, and have been broadcast domestically on public television and cable. Filmmaker Magazine named Sachs a "New Face of Independent Film."
The Guggenheim commissioned Sachs to create three experimental documentary films, which were installed in the museum's exhibition Italian Futurism, 1909-1914: Reconstructing the Universe in New York in 2014. Sachs was commissioned to animate poems for the museum exhibition WWI: War of Images, Images of War, which was on view into 2015.
For her current feature-length animated documentary, The Fantastic Flights of Sophie Blanchard, Sachs has received international residencies at Yaddo, CAMAC, and Boglisco as well as grants from organizations including the Puffin Foundation, the Wolf Aviation Fund, and the Florence Gould Foundation.
In addition to her creative output as a filmmaker, Sachs has worked professionally in the motion graphics & animation industries for nearly two decades, creating title sequences, commercial graphics, event projections, and animated web shows. She has collaborated with companies including Buddha Jones, Ignition, The Ant Farm, AV Squad, Devastudios, Intralink, and Warner Bros.
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