JESS KOHL

Jess Kohl is a filmmaker whose work often focuses on the fringes of society, where she seeks to amplify voices globally that have historically not been heard. After graduating from Central Saint Martins with 1st class honours, followed by an MA in Cinematography at Goldsmiths, Jess has directed several award winning short films, including Nirvana (2018), Grierson nominated Disciples (2021), and A Mouthful of Petrol (2022) which premiered at IDFA, and won Golden Frog for Best Documentary Short at CamerImage.
Jess’ photography has been published in British Journal of Photography, Dazed, Another Magazine, Nowness, The Face, Vogue, i-D and many more.

 

Contact:

For all enquires: jesskohlx@gmail.com

 

Film/TV representation:
patrickchild@independenttalent.com

 

Commercial representation:
US: Love Song
UK: Prettybird

 

Selected awards & nominations:

A Mouthful of Petrol, 2022
CamerImage – Golden Frog Award, Best Documentary Short
International Motor Film Awards – Best Documentary Short Award
IDFA – World Premier, Best Youth Documentary Competition 
DOC NYC – Best Short Film + Audience Award Competition 

 

Disciples, 2021
The Grierson Awards – Nominee, Best Documentary Short

 

Nirvana, 2019
One World Media Awards – Best Documentary Short Nominee
Milan Fashion Film Festival – Best Documentary Award
London Short Film Festival
BFI Flare – Making History Programme

 

Anarchy in the Philippines, 2018
Raindance Film Festival – Best Documentary Short nominee
Best Director – Milan Fashion Film Festival, 2019 + 2020.

 

Selected press:

The Guardian 
British Journal of Photography
Vogue
Panavision
Another Magazine
The Face
Nirvana – Dazed
Anarchy – Dazed
Queer Bible Belt – Dazed
Shots: New Talent Focus
The Independent

 

Artist Residencies:

ShowDesk Napoli, 2019

 

Education:

Moving Image BA, Central Saint Martins – 1st Class Honours
Cinematography MA, Goldsmiths University

 

Solo exhibitions:

2020 | ANIME SALVE at The PAN – Palazzo delle Arti, Napoli.
2016 | Friends of the Dead at The Vaults, London.