Jan Krawitz

Jan Krawitz has been independently producing documentary films for 35 years.  Her work has been exhibited at film festivals in the United States and abroad, including Sundance, the New York Film Festival, Visions du Réel, Edinburgh, AFI/SilverDocs, London, Sydney, Full Frame, and South by Southwest.  Her most recent film, Perfect Strangers, follows one woman as she embarks on an unpredictable, four-year journey of twists and turns, determined to give away one of her kidneys. Krawitz’s previous film, Big Enough, a documentary about dwarfs, was broadcast on the national PBS series P.O.V. in eighteen countries. It was also a Netflix offering for many years. Her documentaries, Mirror MirrorIn Harm’s WayLittle People, and Drive-in Blues were also screened on national PBS. Little People was nominated for a national Emmy Award and was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered. Krawitz’s short film, Styx, is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art. She is the recipient of a Fulbright Scholar Award and artist residencies at Yaddo, Bogliasco and the Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard. Krawitz is a voting member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a film Professor at Stanford University.