Jonathan Skurnik


Jonathan Skurnik

Jonathan has produced, directed and shot numerous award-winning documentaries. Past projects include: “The Youth & Gender Media Project,” a series of short docs about gender non-conforming youth that have screened at festivals worldwide and won the Audience Award at Outfest; “The Elevator Operator,” a documentary about a Ukrainian immigrant who runs a manual elevator in Manhattan. It has screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, won Best Documentary at the Urban TV film festival in Madrid and had its broadcast premiere on PBS and Ukrainian TV; the award-winning “Spit It Out” which was broadcast on PBS in 2007; and “A Day’s Work, A Day’s Pay” which won the prestigious Harry Chapin award for films about hunger and poverty and was broadcast on PBS and in Europe in 2002.

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Current funding, job, and training opportunities that support the production of Native content. Plus, additional information for filmmakers.


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