Eric Mendelsohn

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Eric Mendelsohn
Born (1964-11-01) November 1, 1964 (age 52)
Old Bethpage, Long Island, New York
Occupation Film director
Years active 1993-present

Eric Mendelsohn (born November 1, 1964) is an American film director and screenwriter. Two of his films have been screened in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes: Through an Open Window in 1992[1] and Judy Berlin in 1999.,[2] which won the Directing Award at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival.[3] His third film, 3 Backyards, also earned the Directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010, making him the only person in history to receive that honor twice.[4]

He teaches at Columbia University's School of the Arts in New York City.[5]

Mendelsohn is one of five siblings. One of his brothers is author and critic Daniel Mendelsohn.[6]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Through an Open Window". Retrieved 2009-08-16. 
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Judy Berlin". Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ "Sundance Film Festival (1999)". Retrieved December 25, 2016. 
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  5. ^ "Colombia University: Eric Mendelsohn". Retrieved 2010-09-10. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Foundas, Scott (January 21, 2010). "3 Backyards: Secrets and Insides". Retrieved December 25, 2016. 

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