Jessica Bishopp

Jessica Bishopp is an award-winning documentary filmmaker fascinated by subcultures and myth, and exploring universal themes embedded in our daily lives. Her work has screened at festivals including Sheffield Doc/Fest, Aspen Shortsfest and AFI DOCS. Her artist film Lifespan was broadcast on Channel4, and her documentary films have been featured on The Atlantic, Nowness and The Guardian documentaries, receiving several Vimeo Staff Pick awards. Bishopp was selected from over 3,000 applications to represent the UK as a director at Berlinale Talents 2020. Recently her short documentary, Skyward, about two young bird watchers, premiered at the BFI London Film Festival 2022 and she was awarded funding for a new film, Puffling (Mountainfilm 2023), by the Rooftop Films Fund, IF/Then and Field of Vision. Puffling had its World Premiere at SXSW 2023 and was nominated for the Best Documentary Short award.