Jeffrey van Davis
Filmmaker, writer, jazz drummer
In 1976 I founded a film production company in Munich, Germany and produced cultural films for German TV. Since then I have been an active independent filmmaker -- documentaries, short films, narrative fiction. Several of my films have won awards at the Chicago International Film Festival, Munich Film Festival, The German Film Institute, Wiesbaden, The German Film Funding Agency, Berlin and The Biberach Film Festival. In May 2013 a short film (17min.) I produced was screened in the Short Corner of the Cannes Film Festival. I have written six screenplays - one sold on option and most recently I have been a finalist in the Screenplay Competition, a finalist in Scriptapalooza (in the top 30 of over 3 thousand scripts entered - contest winner still pending), and a semi-finalist in Circus Road Films screenplay contest (finals still pending).