Wendy Weinberg is director of the School of Film and associate professor of Film & Video. An Academy Award nominee for her documentary Beyond Imagining: Margaret Anderson and the Little Review and winner of numerous awards for her creative work, Wendy teaches narrative, documentary and experimental film and video production for students at all levels.
Wendy’s primary interests lie in the areas of art, education, and social justice and she is dedicated to working with under-represented communities. She has produced work that examines the role of art in social and political activism, created videos for Pepón Osorio’s installations about the foster care system, chronicled the tumultuous first year of privatization in two urban public schools, documented the founding of a radical early 20th century literary and art magazine, created work that addresses homophobia, and followed artists as they prepare for a gallery show.
Wendy is committed to her community of filmmakers and has served as a panelist, guest artist and lecturer, film festival pre-screener, scriptwriting judge, workshop coordinator, founding board member of the Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association, outside evaluator and honor’s thesis reviewer, consulting editor, and Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards judge.
Grants and Awards
Wendy’s work in film, video, and television has earned her over 40 awards. In addition to numerous creative awards, she received an Academy Award nomination (Short Documentary), a Mid-Atlantic Region Media Arts Fellowship, a Lindback Distinguished Teaching Award, a Student Academy Award (Gold Medal), a Pew Charitable Trusts grant to attend the Robert Flaherty Seminar, a Women in Film Foundation grant, two Philadelphia Independent Film and Video Association and The Pennsylvania Council on the Arts subsidy grants, and three Venture Fund grants from the University of the Arts. Wendy was awarded two fully-funded grants from independent public TV station WYBE to produce documentaries for the “Philadelphia Stories” series, and has been inducted into the Dictionary of International Biography, the Who's Who in Entertainment, the Who's Who of American Women, and Women in Film (Los Angeles).
Wendy's work has been included in shows at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts and the Philadelphia Museum of Art; screened theatrically at Cinema Village Theater in New York; aired on PBS stations nationally and internationally; and screened at over one hundred and thirty national and international film festivals and special events.