Shelley Jordon’s first animated film, Family History (2009), won the Silver Coyote from Ted Mahar at the Oregon Sesquicentennial Film Festival at Marylhurst, and the Judge’s Award from Kenneth Turan at the 36th Annual Northwest Film Festival. Since that time Family History has been seen at film festivals around the world.
Now Jordon has been invited to join Jonathan Safran Foer, Nicole Krauss, Reggie Wilson, and Joshua Sirefman in the first group of Americans selected to spend a fellowship month in Jerusalem’s American Academy.
Here’s more information about the program:
Jerusalem’s Mishkenot Sha’ananim is an international cultural and conference centre established by the Jerusalem Foundation. Over the years the guesthouse has hosted numerous distinguished and eminent Israeli and international artists who came to Jerusalem to create, or as guests of its cultural institutions.
The Centre serves as a venue for artistic and cultural activities in the spirit of dialogue, tolerance and pluralism.
And here’s more information about Shelley Jordon, a professor at Oregon State University in Corvallis since 1986.
Oregon Cartoon Institute would like to point out that Jordon’s decision to work in animation, and the high level of excellence she achieved, puts her within a long Oregon tradition.