FORA.tv Speaker - Benh Zeitlin

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Biography

Born in New York City and raised in Sunnyside, Queens and then Westchester County, Benh Zeitlin began his career as a filmmaker at the tender age of 6 when he and a friend made a Batman movie. He continued making films as a child before attending Wesleyan University, where he majored in film. After graduation, Mr. Zeitlin spent a summer in Prague working with a prominent animation artist. Returning to the U.S., he worked in a private school in Manhattan helping elementary students create short films. Mr. Zeitlin is best known for his films “Egg”, “Glory at Sea”, and “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. At the 8th Annual Academy Awards, Mr. Zeitlin’s film “Beasts of the Southern Wild” was nominated for Best Achievement in Directing and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published.

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Generation Next and the Era of New Creativity

04.26.13 | 00:32:36 min | 0 comments