JFI Board Member Jenni Olson added to SF Film Society’s “Essential SF List”

November 30, 2015

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Jenni Olson, esteemed Bay Area filmmaker and a JFI Board Member, was added to the San Francisco Film Society’s 2015 “Essential SF” list, honoring local cinematic luminaries. Congratulations Jenni!

Jenni Olson‘s most recent feature-length essay film The Royal Road premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival earning wide acclaim for its innovative storytelling style. Her film The Joy of Life premiered at Sundance in 2005 and earned her the Marlon Riggs Award for courage and vision in Bay Area filmmaking from the San Francisco Film Critics Circle. Olson is former festival co-director of Frameline; co-founder of the LGBT website PlanetOut.com; author and LGBT film history expert (The Queer Movie Poster Book); a founding advisory board member of the UCLA/Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation; a Canyon Cinema advisory board member; SF Jewish Film Festival board member and founder of the Outfest Queer Brunch at Sundance. Olson has served as an advisor on dozens of projects and continues to champion LGBT films and filmmakers on a daily basis in her day job as VP of Marketing at Wolfe Video.

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