BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison; MFA, New York University
Vashti Anderson is a Trinidadian-American filmmaker based in New York. Since earning her MFA in Film at NYU, her films have won grants and awards and screened in film festivals around the world. She wrote and directed the feature film Moko Jumbie, which explores themes of race, class and post-colonialism through a fictional story set in rural Trinidad. It had its world premiere at LA Film Festival and ended its festival run at Edinburgh International Film Festival, screening at Urbanworld, Bentonville, Pan African Film Festival, Curacao International Film Festival Rotterdam, BAMcinematek Caribbean Film Series, and others in between. Her work has been written about in Indiewire, Crossfader, Film Inquiry, Caribbean Beat, Moviemaker, Enclave, Large Up, New Machine, Screen Daily and others. She is a contributing writer for Talkhouse, Moviemaker and A&U.
In the News
April 26, 2023
Client Spotlight: Vashti Anderson
Expressway Cinema Rentals features Vashti Anderson, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation.
September 9, 2022
RIT offerings at this year’s Rochester Fringe Festival
RIT students, faculty, and staff will contribute music, dance, comedy, poetry, photojournalism, and more during the 11th annual Rochester Fringe Festival, which begins Sept. 13 and continues through Sept. 24 in downtown Rochester.
April 27, 2022
Discussing the line between scripted dramas and documentaries
WXXI’s “Connections” program features Vashti Anderson, assistant professor in the School of Film and Animation in the College of Art and Design.
Narrative feature film shot in Trinidad, West Indies. Written and directed by Vashti Anderson. Distributed by Indiepix