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Jaime Jacobsen_Finding Traction-9618-cropJaime Jacobsen is an award-winning documentary filmmaker whose work explores the intersection of cultural identity, science and art.  Her films have screened at international film festivals, in addition to being shown on public television and cable broadcast in the United States, Europe, and the MENA region.  Jaime’s most recent film, Finding Traction (2015), was distributed on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu, screened in 26 countries around the globe, and won an Emmy Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (Northwest region), in addition to four international awards.  She also won an Emmy Award for her work as a Field Producer on Indian Relay (2013), which aired on PBS’ Independent Lens, screened at the Smithsonian, and was scheduled for over 900 broadcasts across the United States.  In January 2017 she was awarded a $500,000 grant to co-produce and direct a new feature-length documentary, The Last Artifact, which is scheduled for international release in 2019.  Previously, Jaime taught film production and media studies courses as an Assistant Professor of Media Studies at Notre Dame University–Louaize in Beirut, Lebanon from 2013–2016, as well as working as an On-Assignment Trip Leader for National Geographic Student Expeditions.  Currently she teaches interdisciplinary writing and communications courses as a Faculty Fellow in the Honors College at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.  Jaime holds a MFA in Science & Natural History Filmmaking from Montana State University and a BS in Art and Environmental Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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