Kathleen Jayme is an award winning Canadian filmmaker based in Vancouver, BC, who is passionate about telling meaningful and personal stories. In 2011, she graduated from the University of British Columbia’s Film Production Program, where she wrote and directed two award winning short fiction films that screened at festivals internationally. From 2012-2016, Kathleen worked at the National Film Board of Canada where she coordinated and oversaw over thirty documentaries, animations, and digital projects through all stages of production. While working at the NFB Kathleen completed, "Paradise Island," which was nominated for two Leos: Best Documentary screenplay and Best Short Documentary & also screened at the 2015 Cannes Short Film Corner.
Kathleen is a fellow of the 2016 Inspirit Foundation’s Story Money Impact program, the 2017 Hot Docs Documentary Channel Doc Accelerator program, and the 2017 Telus Storyhive Banff World Media Festival program. She just completed her latest project "Finding Big Country," which was one of 25 projects to be awarded the Telus Storyhive 100K grant.
Kathleen is on the Executive team of Surfrider Vancouver, a non-profit environmental organization, dedicated to protecting our oceans and beaches. She is a motivational speaker, a high school basketball coach, and passionate about bringing the Grizzlies back to Vancouver.
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