Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi


Eli Jacobs-Fantauzzi is an award-winning filmmaker and currently the director of FistUp.TV, a production company that documents people’s stories from around the world as a way to expand community awareness around issues of social responsibility and cultural identity. His work has circulated through the National Broadcast: Free Speech TV, Teaching Channel, PBS, and Vibe magazine. He is the cofounder of Defend Puerto Rico, a multimedia project designed to document and celebrate Puerto Rican creativity, resilience, and resistance, and he curates the annual Fist Up Film Festival in the San Francisco Bay Area. His dedication to his craft is deeply connected to his commitment to social justice and belief in the transformative power of film. He is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, and holds an MA degree from NYU Tisch School of the Arts.