Jeff Stern is a Senior Lecturer and the Production Manager of the Media & Culture Labs and Studio. He is a filmmaker whose work has screened at numerous national festivals, including the Ashland Independent Film Festival, Independent Film Festival Boston and the Nantucket Film Festival. Jeff initiated the first annual Digital Fast at Bentley. He lives in Portsmouth, NH with his wife and 2 sons.
Professional MembershipsUniversity Film & Video Association 2020 - PresentMass Production Coaltion 2013 - Present
Awards and Honors2021, Best Experimental Film, South Dakota Film Festival2019, 2019 Innovation in Teaching Award, Teaching and Scholarly Activities Committee2016, Outstanding Scholarly Contribution, Bentley University TSAC2016, Faculty Affairs Grant, Faculty Affair Committee2015, Audience Award for Best Short Film, Monadnock International Film Festival2013, Faculty Affairs Grant, Faculty Affair Committee2012, Faculty Affairs Grant2011, Faculty Affairs Grant2005, LEF Foundation Moving Image Fund
PresentationsStern, J. A. (2022). “This Fog (short film)” Presented at the UFVA UFVA Annual Conference Fredonia, NY Stern, J. (2018). “na (Co-host of the event)” Presented at the TEDx Portsmouth TEDx Portsmouth Portsmouth, NH Stern, J. (2017). “How a 48 Hour Digital Fast Can Change Your Life” Presented at the TEDx Piscataqua River TEDx Piscataqua River Portsmouth, NH Stern, J. A. (2016). “The Giant Owl Man Was My Son's Idea” Presented at the Pecha Kucha Pechu Kucha 3S Art Space, Portsmouth, NH Stern, J. A. (2016). “Going on a Digital Fast” Presented at the Creative Mornings Creative Mornings PKX Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME
Artistic and Professional Performances and ExhibitsThis Fog, (2021).Beat poetry, (2018).My Light Side And My Dark Side Meet In A Bar To Discuss The New Star Wars Movie, (2016).The Morning of Everything, (2014).Cakewalk, (2012).Grub: The Movie, (2010).Get the Balance Right, (2010).My Heart, (2009).Stand Up Mandy, (2007).Big Movie Trailer, (2007).
Committee Chair for External Relations Committee 2022 - PresentCo-host for student & parent tours for Open House host 2021 - PresentCommittee Member for EMS Strategic Planning Committee 2017 - PresentCommittee Member for EMS PR Committee 2013 - PresentCommittee Member for Media and Culture Committee 2006 - PresentCommittee Member for Hiring Committee for Mac Lab Production Manager 2022 - 2022Instructor for EMS Department Trainings on Hybrid Pedagogy 2021 - 2021
Committee Member for LEADS 2020 - PresentMentor (Faculty) for Bentley Student Television 2007 - PresentCo-prodcuer, Judge for Bentley University Film Festival 2007 - PresentProgram Organizer for Bentley University Film Festival 2006 - PresentGuest Speaker for BLTC Teaching Colloquium 2021 - 2021Program Organizer for Bentley Digital Fast 2014 - 2014
Invited Lecture/Presentation for New Hampshire Film Festival 2018 - 2018Invited Lecture/Presentation for New Hampshire Film Festival 2017 - 2017Judge for Independent Film Festival Boston 2017 - 2017Judge for Glovebox Film Festival 2011 - 2011