ROSS MCELWEE, Filmmaker
Ross McElwee has made nine feature-length documentaries as well as a number of shorter films. Sherman’s March has won numerous awards, including Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Time Indefinite and Six O’Clock News won a number of festival awards before being distributed theatrically throughout the United States. Bright Leaves premiered at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight, and In Paraguay premiered in the Venice Film Festival Orrizonti Section in 2008.
McElwee’s films have also been included in the festivals of Berlin, London, Vienna, Rotterdam, Florence, Sydney, Wellington, and Gwangju, South Korea, as well as Cinema du Reel in Paris.
Retrospective of his films include those presented by The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Art Institute of Chicago; Doc Lisboa, One World (Prague), Encuentros del Otro Cine (Quito), and Périphérie / Centre de Création Cinématographique in Paris in 2004.
McElwee teaches documentary filmmaking in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University.