Jan Krawitz

Stanford, California, United States


Jan Krawitz has been independently producing documentary films for thirty-five years. Her work has been exhibited at film festivals in the United States and abroad, including Sundance, the New York Film Festival, Nyon, Edinburgh, South by Southwest, AFI/SilverDocs, London, Sydney, and Full Frame. Her most recent film, Perfect Strangers, about an altruistic kidney donor, was awarded at festivals and broadcast on the PBS series, "America Reframed" in two successive seasons. Her 2004 film, Big Enough was broadcast on the national PBS series P.O.V. and internationally in 18 countries. Earlier films, including Mirror Mirror, In Harm's Way, Little People, and Drive-in Blues received national broadcast on PBS and the Discovery Channel. Krawitz has had one-woman retrospectives of her work at venues including the Portland Art Museum, Hood Museum of Art, Rice Media Center, the Austin Film Society, and the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Krawitz is a Professor at Stanford University where she directs the M.F.A. Program in Documentary Film and Video. She also does freelance work as an editing consultant.