Festival Year: 2022

Tasha Van Zandt

Roles: Director

Tasha Van Zandt is an award-winning documentary director, cinematographer, photographer and Emmy-nominated producer who has documented stories across all seven continents. Her debut documentary feature-length film After Antarctica follows the life of legendary polar explorer Will Steger and his lifelong journey as an eyewitness to the greatest changes to the polar regions of our planet. Her short documentary film One Thousand Stories follows the renowned artist JR in the creation of one of his most ambitious mural projects to date, which joined together over one thousand people from all walks of life into a single work of art. With the artist JR, she also collaborated on the documentary short film Tehachapi, which highlights the artist’s participatory mural project within the walls of a level-four supermax federal prison. For her work on JR and TIME Magazine’s Emmy-nominated Guns In America project, she traveled across the country documenting varied perspectives on gun control in the United States. Her work has been commissioned by TIME Magazine, The Guardian, PBS, Netflix, HBO, Adobe, Google, and VICE, and has been exhibited in museums around the world. Her work has been supported by The Sundance Institute, Film Independent, SFFILM and she is a 2019 Film Independent Documentary Lab Fellow, a 2019 Sundance Institute Music and Sound Design Lab Fellow, an inaugural 2019 SFFILM Sloan Stories Of Science Development Fellow, a 2020 Film Independent Fast Track Fellow, a 2020 Ken Burns Prize For Film finalist, a 2020 SFFILM FilmHouse Resident, and a 2021 Jackson Wild Media Awards Winner.


Festival Year: 2022


After Antarctica

(US, 2021, 104min)