Jonathan Waters

Jonathan Waters is an educator and a filmmaker who has experience with a variety of filmmaking modes, including fiction, non-fiction, and other hybrid forms. He is the Associate Chair of the Department of Cinema & Media Arts at Vanderbilt University, as well as Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education, and he is also the curator of the renowned Vanderbilt film series, International Lens. He has technical experience in the fields of cinematography, editing, screenwriting, and directing, with a strong appreciation of films that challenge viewers to fully engage and become active participants compelled to ponder and reflect upon the work long after it leaves the screen. As such, Jonathan is dedicated to promoting film as a distinctive art form, and not solely as an entertainment medium, and he is committed to stimulating interest in uniquely innovative filmmaking from around the world.