Human Writer

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Jon Korn is into stories. Working in ads, he has been a Senior Writer at Heat and Eleven. Working at festivals, he was a Shorts Programmer at the Sundance Film Festival from 2009-2020. Before that, Jon was Programmer at Outfest, Associate Programmer at AFI FEST, and Associate Creative Producer at the late, great CineVegas.

As a writer, Jon’s work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Bold Italic, The Bay Citizen, McSweeney’s The Goods, LitReactor, and the bottoms of piles across the film industry.

Jon is the Co-Creator of the intertemporally-renowned Echo Park Time Travel Mart and a Jeopardy! champion.

jonkorn666 [at] gmail.com / @Kornlock / LinkedIn

Awards

“BLAH Airlines”

  • 2015 Cannes Lions: Shortlisted in 4 categories 
  • 2015 One Show: 2 Silver Pencils, a Bronze Pencil, and a Merit

Academic Work

Guest Lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Northeastern University, and Bard College.

Film Festival Jury Service

2011 Toronto International Film Festival, 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival, 2012 San Francisco International Film Festival, 2012 Kosovo 9/11 Dedication Festival, 2012 Bend Film Festival, 2010 Dallas International Film Festival, 2012 Vimeo Film Festival.

Education

Pomona College, Bachelor’s Degree in History, 2002

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