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A recipient of the 1995 Guggenheim Fellowship for filmmaking, TAMARA JENKINS was selected as a fellow to the 1995 Sundance Institute Screenwriting and Filmmakers' Lab with "Slums of Beverly Hills." This is her first feature length film.

Her short film, "Family Remains," was commissioned by the Independent Television Service as part of their "TV Families" series and premiered at Toronto's Festival of Festivals. It went on to receive a Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Short Filmmaking from the 1994 Sundance Film Festival; Special Recognition at the Locarno Film Festival, 1994; and was selected for the 1994 New Directors/New Films Festival at the Museum of Modern Art. "Family Remains" has been broadcast on PBS and widely on European television.

Jenkins' "Fugitive Love," completed while at NYU's Graduate Film School, won the First Place Mobil Award in the graduate division, and appeared in numerous festivals including the 1993 Sundance Film Festival. It was the 1993 season opener for the PBS series "Alive TV." It was a Regional Winner and Finalist in the 1992 Student Academy Awards and winner of the Fellowship Prize at the RiminiCinema Film Festival in Italy, 1992. Both shorts were selected this year by the ICA in London for their film series devoted to young female directors.

Prior to filmmaking, Jenkins worked in theater as a solo performance artist. Her theater work has been produced by the American Repertory Theater, P.S. 122, the Brattle Theater, Home for Contemporary Theater and Art, Creative Time and Kentucky Center for the Arts.

Jenkins received her MFA from New York University, Tisch School for the Arts, Graduate Department of Film and Television in 1993.

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