Jeffrey Bowers
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Jeffrey Bowers

When Jeffrey isn't busy curating the best videos to watch On Demand, you might find him watching more movies, biking to movies, or painting distorted Where's-Waldo-esque landscapes. He's programmed for the Tribeca, Hamptons and Rooftop Film Festivals.

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Staff Pick Award at OIAF: “Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty, Fifty Miles a Day” by Mathieu Georis

The fourth annual Staff Pick Award at the Ottawa International Animation Festival goes to “Ten, Twenty, Thirty, Forty, Fifty Miles a Day” by Mathieu Georis.

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Staff Pick Award at BlackStar Film Festival: "Dear Philadelphia" by Renee Osubu

Filmmaker Renee Osubu weaves a powerful narrative of three fathers' mission to better their communities in "Dear Philadelphia."

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Pile" by Toberg

“Pile” by Toberg is a digitally animated film employing an infinite upward scroll technique to reveal a sitemap of the human condition.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Battleground" by Kwesi Thomas and Mark Bone

Filmmakers Mark Bone and Kwesi Thomas share a frank and intimate look at what it means to be Black in America in "Battleground."

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Golden Age Karate" by Sindha Agha and Zendesk

From Zendesk and director Sindha Agha comes the heartwarming story of a teenage karate instructor and his class of hard-hitting senior citizens.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Found Me" by David Findlay

When your relationship, your work, and your friends aren’t enough, maybe the unbridled passion of underground wrestling is.

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Staff Pick Award at Camden International Film Festival: "The Seeker" by Lance Edmands

Winner of the Staff Pick Award at Camden International Film Festival, "The Seeker" by Lance Edmands is a lyrical portrait of an excommunicated Amish woodworker struggling with spirituality, poverty, and life as an outcast from his strict, insular community.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Umbra" by Saeed Jafarian

As the clock strikes midnight in Iran, a young woman realizes her partner has disappeared. What ensues is a mysterious short that's online for the first time since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "An Occurrence at Arverne" by Robert Broadhurst

When a young Black man arrives at an unknown home with an unknown agenda in Robert Broadhurst's "An Occurrence at Arverne," everything you think you know gets thrown out the window.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Cyclists" by Veljko Popović

A small Mediterranean town bustles with excitement as the grand finale of a cycling competition, the arrival of an ocean liner, and various sexual fantasies come to a head in “Cyclists” by Veljko Popović.

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Staff Pick Award at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2020: “Give Up The Ghost” by Zain Duraie

Winner of the Vimeo Staff Pick Award at the 2020 Palm Springs International ShortFest, "Give Up The Ghost" by Zain Duraie brilliantly reveals the issues behind gender and social taboos in Jordanian society and beyond.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Travelogue Tel Aviv" by Samuel Patthey

Using fragments of memories and literal scraps of paper from a semester abroad in Tel Aviv, Israel, Swiss animator Samuel Patthey reconstructs and analyzes his time there.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Coyote" by Lorenz Wunderle

A bold, violent, and psychedelic animation from Lorenz Wunderle about a coyote seeking revenge against a pack of wolves that murdered his family.

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Staff Pick Premiere: "Maja" by Marijana Jankovic

Winner of Best Narrative Short at the Tribeca Film Festival, Marijana Jankovic's autobiographical film "Maja" is a testament to the resilience of immigrants and the follies of language.