2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI
  • Jess X. Snow

Jess X. Snow

Artist Information

Jess X. Snow is a non-binary filmmaker, multi-disciplinary artist, and author of the JiangXi Chinese diaspora whose films center flawed Asian migrant queers rediscovering their agency, desires and dreams. Recently named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film, their short films have screened at many festivals worldwide including: Black Star, Ann Arbor, BFI Flare, Cinequest (Best Student Short), and Durban International Film Festival (Special Mention) and New Orleans Film Festival. They recently received their MFA in writing/directing from NYU’s graduate film program where they were a BAFTA scholar. Their first feature is currently in development and was supported by the 2023 Cine Qua Non Lab and the Canada Council for the Arts.

A member of the Justseeds Artist Co-operative, prior to filmmaking, they spent a decade creating artwork for migrant, climate and racial justice movements. Their large-scale murals were featured on PBS Newshour, Hyperallergic, the SF Chronicle, the LA Times and elsewhere. Along with their artistic practice, they teach screenwriting and community mural making to students of all backgrounds.