Jeff Zimbalist directed, shot, edited, and produced Favela Rising, which was shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Feature Length Documentary in 2005. Favela Rising won 36 international awards, including Film of the Year by the Internatiional Documentary Association, Best Film at the Sydney International Film Festival, and Leeds International Film Festival. Currently he is developing a narrative feature he wrote and will direct with his brother, Michael Zimbalist, directing and producing a short documentary for HBO, and directing a series fro Black Entertainment Television. A graduate of Brown University, Zimbalist is the founder of All Rise LLC, and teaches at the New York Film Academy and the Maine Photographic Workshops.
Tribeca All Access® | 2008