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Jessica Bishopp

Filmmaker

Director, Puffling

Jessica Bishopp is an award-winning documentary filmmaker fascinated by subcultures and myth; exploring universal themes embedded in our daily lives. Her work has been screened at festivals including Sheffield Doc/Fest, Aspen Shortsfest, and AFI DOCS. Her artist film Lifespan was broadcast on Channel4, and her documentary films have been featured on The Atlantic, NOWNESS, and The Guardian Documentaries, receiving several Vimeo Staff Pick awards. She was selected from over 3,000 applications to represent the UK as a director at Berlinale Talents 2020. Recently her short documentary, Skyward, about two young bird watchers, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2022. Her latest film Puffling had its World Premiere in competition at SXSW 2023 and went on to win the Jury Award for Documentary at Oscar Qualifying Aspen Shortsfest 2023.