Each year the UBC Rogers Communications Multicultural Film Production Project brings a globally recognized filmmaker to UBC Theatre and Film as the Phil Lind Multicultural Artist in Residence. This year, we are honoured to welcome award-winning filmmaker and UBC Theatre and Film alumna Kathleen Jayme. Kathleen will be working with the students in our FIPR 469 class, led by instructor Alejandro Yoshizawa. She will be offering feedback to the students, fostering the next generation of Canadian filmmakers and encouraging them to develop their own unique global perspectives.
Kathleen Jayme is an award-winning Filipina-Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC. Her breakthrough documentary Finding Big Country was the winner of the 2018 VIFF People’s Choice Award and the #MustSeeBC Award and has been programmed by Telus, ESPN, ABC, Amazon, Rogers Sportsnet, NBA TV, and Air Canada. She has recently finished her first feature film, The Grizzlie Truth with Crave and Uninterrupted Canada. Kathleen is the winner of the 2019 TIFF Pitch This! competition as well as the 2017 Storyhive 100K grant edition, and a fellow of the 2019 Netflix-Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative, the 2017 Hot Docs Documentary Channel Doc Accelerator program, and the 2017 Telus Storyhive Banff World Media Festival program.