biography

Jeff Daniel Silva

Jeff Silva is an american filmmaker, teacher and film programmer. Jeff’s work explores the quotidian aspects of his subjects lives, often over long spans of time. His most recently completed projects include Linefork (2016), Ivan & Ivana (2011), and Balkan Rhapsodies: 78 Measures of War (2008) have been exhibited at festivals, and museums internationally, including: MoMA’s Documentary Fortnight, The Viennale, Visions du Reel, BAFICI, Valdivia, and Flahertiana. A long-time affiliate of the Sensory Ethnography Lab at Harvard University, Jeff helped develop the curriculum and methodology of the SEL program while a teaching fellow aside Lucien Taylor. Jeff has also been programming documentary and experimental cinema for the past 15 years at BALAGAN, an the offbeat and alternative screening series which he co-founded in 2000 in Boston.