Jennifer Rainsford


Jennifer Rainsford, born 1982 in Stockholm, is a visual artist and director based in Stockholm. She studied at the Royal Institute of Fine Arts and Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts, SADA. Her short films and installations Applied Theories of Expanding Minds, OGBIP and For the Liberation of Men have been shown at festivals like Oberhausen, Berlinale, Rotterdam and CPH:DOX. She has participated with projects in Berlinale talents and Feature Expanded, and shown her work as video installations internationally at museums such as Hong Gah Museum in Taipei and Museum Abteiberg in Düsseldorf. She has also worked as a journalist and documentary filmmaker at the cult TV-show Tracks on Arte in Paris. Her latest two films When I Die the World Ends and Birds in Space premiered at Gothenburg IFF 2018.


2018 – Birds in Space, Short Fiction

2017 – When I die the World Ends, Short Fiction

2017 – Stories from the Debris, feature length documentary and cross media project. In development.

2012 – Mvua Farasi (Rain Horse) 23 min fiction with documentary elements. Co-direction as Crystal Beacon, with Rut Karin Zettergren and Lena Bergendahl.

2011 – Transnational Practices 11 min video

2011 – Applied Theories of Expanding Minds 29 min short film. Co-direction as Crystal Beacon, with Rut Karin Zettergren and Lena Bergendahl. Special Mention at Oberhausen International Film Festival.

2010 – Our Global Behaviour is Psychopathic 14 min short film. Co-direction with Virlani Hallberg. Screened at Berlinale, Oberhausen International Film Festival.

2009 – For the Liberation of Men 5 min short film as part of Dirty Diaries. Screened at CPH:DOX, Visions du reel.