Jill is an award winning filmmaker whose practice spans experimental fiction, documentary and cinematic essay.
Jill Daniels teaches Film undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. She is an award winning filmmaker whose research practice spans memory, place and subjectivities in experimental fiction, documentary and cinematic essay films. She has been making films since 1989 and they have been shown at many international film festivals including Creteil, France, Hot Springs, Athens, Ohio, Feminale, Germany, Astra, Romania, and on broadcast television. She co-founded the film company High Ground Films in 1985.
Jill's film awards include best documentary for My Private Life (2014) at Athens International Film & video Festival, USA in 2015; best feature documentary for Small Town Girl at the Filmdirecting4Women Film Festival, London, in 2010; best UK Documentary for Small Town Girl at the British Film Festival in Los Angeles, in 2009; Jury award for Fool's Gold at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, Ohio, USA in 2003 and best fiction film for her first fiction film, I'm in Heaven, 1990 at the Huesca Film Festival in Spain. Her films are in numerous international collections.
Jill's film The Border Crossing(2011) is an exploration of the cinematic representation of subjectivity and autobiography through place, memory and identity. It won an award at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, USA. She was a jury member at the London Feminist Film Festival in 2012 and her most recent film My Private Life II (2015) is the second part in a trilogy of autobiographical films about the lasting effect of secrets on her Jewish family history. She is currently working on Journey to the South,a cinematic exploration of memory, history and subjectivity in a small village, Castellar, on the border of Italy near the French Riviera.