Jill Goldman is an activist filmmaker and artist. She co-founded the Go Campaign, an international non-profit that improves the lives of orphans and vulnerable children around the world by partnering with local heroes to deliver local solutions. Since 2006, GO Campaign has funded 392 projects in 35 countries.

Jill served on Obama´s National Finance Committee and was appointed by President Obama to serve on the President’s Advisory Committee of the Arts at the Kennedy Center. Jill currently serves on the boards of One Voice a non-profit organization that helps families living at poverty level within the Los Angeles community. Jill is a trustee of the Lillian and Harvey L. Silbert Family Foundation and a member of the Pacific Council on Foreign Relations. Jill was also a longtime board member of A Place Called Home, a safe haven in South Central Los Angeles where underserved youth are empowered to take ownership of the quality and direction of their lives through programs in education, arts, and well being. Jill was a member of Pete Buttiigieg and Biden-Harris National Finance Committees as well as a member of The Biden Arts Policy Committee. Jill co-curated Artists Band Together, a series of fine art bandanas designed by 15 extraordinary artists including Marilyn Minter, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Luchita Hurtado, Shepard Fairey, Christina Quarles, and Hank Willis Thomas which united artists and activists on the frontlines for social change.

Jill is dedicated to empowering women and girls through education, vocational training and economic opportunity. Jill helped to establish the Go Girls initiative at the Go Campaign which identifies and funds projects to reach the most marginalized girls in the developing world, and with her mother and sister endowed the the Silbert-Goldman Women & Children in Crisis Loan Fund at the Jewish Free Loan Association in Los Angeles which assists women seeking to leave domestic violence or dangerous living situations in search of a safer environment through interest-free loans for rent, basic transportation needs, moving expenses, job training, security deposits, and home furnishings.

Jill directed the feature film Love is Like That, many award-winning short films, including fort/da, Holding Margie’s Hand, Sally Goes Shopping, the music video for Lenny Kravitz’s Blues for Sister Someone, and the short documentary Genevieve, Girl Before the Mirror a portrait of Genevieve Bahrenburg who after suffering a traumatic brain injury “rediscovers “ herself and in so doing sheds some light on the resilience of the human spirit, the fluidity of the mind and the tremendous magical healing power of art.

She has recently expanded her practice to incorporate dance, performance, photography and video. Goldman is represented by Arcane Space in Los Angeles, where she exhibited Fort/Da (2019), an immersive, multi-media installation and performance that blends personal narrative with fictional accounts of real women captured in contemporary iPhone snapshots and 19th century cabinet cards, and Memories of Places I Have Never Been (2020), an exhibit that investigates the death of her father by suicide when she was nine years old. Goldman recently completed Before This There Was Something: A Ritual for Radical Transformation, a video of a performative tantric gesture she created to dispel the lingering darkness of Trump’s four years in office.

Goldman received her BA from Bennington College and her MFA from UCLA Film School. She is married to author and filmmaker Jon Reiss, and the mother of two children Sam and Lucie Reiss.