Jaime Jacobsen is an Emmy Award-winning filmmaker whose work explores the intersection of identity, culture and social change. Jaime’s most recent film, Finding Traction, premiered at the Banff Mountain Film Festival and went on to screen in 26 countries around the world. It won an Emmy, four international awards, and is currently featured on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Jaime also won an Emmy Award for her work as a Field Producer on Indian Relay, which was broadcast nationally on PBS’ documentary series, Independent Lens, screened twice at the Smithsonian, and was scheduled for over 900 broadcasts across the U.S. Most recently, Jaime was awarded a $500,000 grant to co-direct the feature documentary, The Last Artifact, which is scheduled for release in 2019.
In addition to making films, Jaime has taught as a Faculty Fellow in the Honors College at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana and as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Notre Dame University–Louaize in Beirut, Lebanon. She received a fellowship to São Paolo, Brazil with Rotary International, led Documentary and Photography expeditions for National Geographic Student Expeditions in Australia and Tanzania, and has produced films for Engineers Without Borders in Kenya and Pathfinder International in Mozambique.
Jaime is currently a PhD candidate at Montana State University. She also holds a MFA in Science and Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University, and a BS in Art and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.