Alba Jaramillo, MFA Media Study ’14

Alba Jaramillo, MFA Media Study ’14.

Alba Jaramillo


Filmmaker/Producer - Commissioning editor for BBC Reel and Producer for CNN’s Great Big Story

Alba Jaramillo is a filmmaker based between Medellín, CO, New York and Paris. Her film Project for a Collection screened internationally in venues such as Big Sky, Havana Film Festival and won Best Short Documentary at the Guayaquil International Film Festival. Currently she is a commissioning editor for BBC Reel and producer for CNN’s Great Big Story. She was a producer for Moxie Pictures’ upcoming documentary series about education reform and the production coordinator for Academy Award-nominated Cartel Land. While completing her MFA in Media Arts Production at the State University of New York – Buffalo, she taught courses in film theory and immigration studies. Her current film Motorrodillo, a Colombian-French co-production, is currently in post-production with the support of One World Media and Cinemas 93 - Département de la Seine-Saint-Denis in partnership with the CNC - Centre national du cinéma.

She combines video, audio compositions and locative media to explore the notions of transgression through private and public space. Using documentary and appropriation practices, she experiments with the conflation of the personal versus the popular at the level of sensory experiences. Her research focuses on the concepts of transnationalism, border crossing, translation and audiovisual popular culture and how these notions apply to the formation of personal narratives.

Alba was selected to be one of the 2021 Fellows for the inaugural Sundance Institute Producers Intensive for the film La Flaca, a coming-of-age film supported by IDFA, NBC, and Points North.