Jessie Levandov

Jessie Levandov is an award winning filmmaker, artist, designer, and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mala Forever, a Feminist Creative Studio based in New York City and Los Angeles.

As an artist and educator, Jessie is committed to using media and storytelling as a tool for healing, transformation, and social justice.  Her most recent short-film film, “Baby” won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Narrative Short Film at Outfest Film Festival, and her film “The Greggs” won the spirit award at Slamdance. Her work has shown in film festivals, museums, universities, public schools, and community centers nationally and internationally, and has been featured in publications such as Teen Vogue, Huffington Post, Bitch Media, NBC News, Gay City News, Audostraddle and THEM. She has presented work in cultural institutions such as The Guggenheim Lab, Brooklyn Museum, Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay and Lesbian Art. Jessie has directed programs, designed curriculum, and facilitated workshops in NYC Public Schools, homeless shelters, community organizations, colleges, and universities, and served as the longtime Director of Youth Documentary Workshop at Educational Video Center in New York City.

Jessie holds a BFA in Film and Television Production from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts and lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.


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