Jay Weissberg

Jay Weissberg

Director, USA


Born in New York City, Jay Weissberg lives in Rome and has been a film critic for “Variety” since 2003, where he focusses on festival premieres in Europe, the Middle East, and Latin America. His work on contemporary cinema has appeared in international journals, and he has contributed essays to numerous festival and retrospective catalogues. He was appointed Director of the Giornate del Cinema Muto/Pordenone Silent Film Festival in 2015, and writes extensively about silent cinema. In addition, he is a co-curator of Views from the Ottoman Empire, an archival project whose goal is to locate films shot in Ottoman territories and screen them in the locations where they originated.

Selected Filmography

2018 : Views from Morocco and the Ottoman Empire