Jeanne Glass was born in the United States, and studied in France
thanks to a Fulbright fellowship. She married a French physician,
with German background, Dr. Michel Glass, who, now retired,
currently works in humanitarian organizations.
After the family spent several years in French West Africa, Jeanne worked for 20 years as a teacher of film studies in France, in a lycée in Salon de Provence, where she founded the film studies program leading to a baccalaureate diploma. Several student films won prizes, and became the object of interest for national TV and articles in such media as “Express” magazine or the newspaper “Le Monde”.
Since retirement, she has continued to teach film and help make non-professional short films in Salon de Provence, France, at the municipal Youth and Cultural Center. She was President of the Mediterranean Cinema Union for 15 years, and, as such, member of the Board of Administration of the French Cinema and Video Federation in Paris.
She has directed short fictional films and documentaries; her most recent documentary about the French resistance was selected by the French National Library for their archives.
She has conducted seminars on jury training, and taught film
appreciation courses; her work with young film enthusiasts has
resulted in many students becoming film makers themselves, working
in national French television, shooting their own films or simply
doing their hobby in film making for non-professional short film
festivals and contests.
Vice-President of the International Union of Cinema, affiliated with Unesco (UNICA), Jeanne has served many times as jury president in French, European and International film festivals. She hopes to help create links between national federations, the members of UNICA, and to promote understanding of the diversity of cultures among international non-professional film makers.
“I owe it all to my mother who taught me film editing in California and introduced me at a very young age to art film theaters where I could perfect my knowledge of cinema… My children have inherited a similar passion to mine, working in the film profession, as actress (Anne Gisèle Glass), set designer (Rachel Glass) and Sound Engineer (Marc Glass)."