Ross Lipman (born 1963) is an independent filmmaker, essayist, and archivist. Formerly Senior Film Restorationist at the UCLA Film & Television Archive, his many restorations include Charles Burnett’s Killer of Sheep, Kent Mackenzie’s The Exiles, the Academy Award-winning documentary The Times of Harvey Milk, and works by Charlie Chaplin, Orson Welles,
Shirley Clarke, Kenneth Anger, Barbara Loden, Robert Altman, Bruce Conner and John Cassavetes. He is a three-time winner of the National Society of Film Critics’ Heritage Award, and a 2008 recipient of Anthology Film Archives’ Preservation Honors.
Lipman’s films have screened internationally and been collected by museums and institutions including the Oberhausen Kurzfilm Archive, Budapest’s Balazs Bela Studios, Munich’s Sammlung Goetz, The Academy Film Archive, Anthology Film Archives, and Northeast Historic Film. His recent documentary feature, Notfilm, premiered at the London International Film Festival in 2015 and was named one of the 10 best films of the year in Artforum, Slate, and numerous other publications. Notfilm is distributed internationally by Milestone, the British Film Institute (UK), Carlotta Films (France) and Reading Bloom (Italy/Switzerland).
Lipman’s writings on film history, technology, and aesthetics have been published
in Artforum, Sight and Sound, and numerous academic books and journals. His most recent live documentary,The Exploding Digital Inevitable, on Bruce Conner’s CROSSROADS, premiered in 2017 at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
For more information, reviews, awards, filmographies, and screening histories see: www.corpusfluxus.org, www.notfilm.film