Ross McElwee has made ten feature-length. Sherman’s March won Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival and was also chosen for preservation by the U.S Library of Congress National Film Registry in 2000 as a “historically significant American motion picture”. Bright Leaves premiered at the 2003 Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight, In Paraguay at the 2008 Venice Film Festival as well as Photographic Memory in 2011. In 2005, complete retrospectives of Ross McElwee’s films were presented at the MOMA in New York and later all over the world. His films were featured in Tehran and in 2015 in China. In 2018, Documenta Madrid held a complete retrospective of his films, followed by La Cinémathèque du documentaire in Paris last January. Ross McElwee has been Professor of the Practice of Filmmaking in the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard since 2003.