Jonathan Schwartz makes short films that earned him a place on Film Comment's list of 25 Filmmakers for the 21st century.
Schwartz makes short films that circulate primarily in an experimental and non-fiction film context. Recent solo screenings include UnionDocs (Brooklyn), Cinema Project (Portland), and San Francisco Cinematheque. His films have exhibited in many film festivals including New York Film Festival "Views from the Avant-Garde", the Toronto Film Festival "Wavelengths", IFF Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Images, Media City, Recontres Internationales, Exis, and others. In 2010, he was included in The Film Society of Lincoln Center's Avant-Garde Poll in Film Comment as one of 25 Filmmakers for the 21st century. He holds an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art. Schwartz is an associate professor at Keene State College; he has also taught previously at MassArt and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He was a visiting faculty member at Bennington for the 2014-2015 academic year, and returned for fall 2016.