Jorge Oliver

 Jorge Oliver

Associate Professor; Film Production


Electronic and Photographic Media 

Home Campus

St. Louis (Webster Groves)


Free to Love logoFree to Love - Jorge Oliver

Campus premiere of this award-winning film
Webster Film Series -Winifred Moore Auditorium

Friday, April 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

Oliver will answer questions about his film that follows a group of Puerto Rican LGBT activists who organized a grassroots initiative against a constitutional amendment that defined marriage as a union between a man and a woman.


Courses Taught

EPMD 1000 Introduction to Media Production
EPMD 1010 Introduction to Media Production for Journalism
FILM 3750 Film II: Post-Production
FILM 4600 Overview Pre-Production
FILM 4620 Senior Overview Film Production
FLST 3160 Topics in Film Studies: Latino Representation in U.S. Film
FLST 3160 Topics in Film Studies: Latin American Cinema
FLST 3160 Topics in Film Studies: Cuban Cinema
FLST 3160 Topics in Film Studies: Gay Latin American Image in Film
FLST 3170 Topics in Documentary Film Studies: LGBTT Movement Through Documentary
FRSH 1200 First Year Seminar
MEDC 3800 Studies in Cultural Diversity: LGBT Images in the Media
PHOT 1010 Digital Basic Photography
THEA 4020 Acting for the Screen
VIDE 4251 Documentary Video Production


MFA in Cinema, Producing and Directing, San Francisco State University; MA in Media Studies, New School University; BA in Psychology and Zoology, George Washington University

Professional ExperienceJorge Oliver with Geena Davis

San Francisco State University, Lecturer


Jorge Oliver, born and raised in Puerto Rico, is an independent filmmaker. Oliver is the first male filmmaker in the history of Puerto Rican cinema, to openly deal with gay images. His films have been featured in film festivals in the United States and around the world, including the Cork International Film Festival, the Havana Film Festival and the Festival de Vina del Mar in Chile.

His short, "Written", received an honorable mention at the Chicago Lesbian and Gay International Film Festival and Best Gay & Lesbian Short at the 2001 Latino Film Festival, San Francisco. His documentary, "Pride In Puerto Rico" is distributed by Frameline. In 2013, Oliver released his first feature documentary "Free to Love."

Jorge Oliver is an active member of the University Film and Video Association (UFVA) and the International Documentary Association (IDA).

Also a professional actor, Oliver's career spans twenty-five years, performing in San Juan, Washington, DC, New York City, San Francisco, and Saint Louis. He has acted in eleven off-Broadway productions, as well as regional stages across the States, including The Repertory Theater of Saint Louis . He has also worked in radio and television commercials for the Hispanic market in the U.S., as well as television and films. Oliver is proud of having worked with some of the major Hispanic theaters in the U.S. He is also a member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), Actors Equity (AE) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).

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