Project VoiceScape is a partnership with Adobe Youth Voices, PBS and POV to mentor today’s best young documentary filmmakers.

Our 2011 Project VoiceScape call for entries closed last week and we would like to thank the hundreds of talented youth filmmakers across the country who submitted their great documentary ideas for funding consideration! We received applications from students in nearly 30 states, with proposed topics ranging from gay rights in Minneapolis to “gutterpunks” in New Orleans, and from sexual exploitation in Oakland, to Arkansas’ fastest growing Hispanic communities. We’ll be spending the next few weeks reviewing the entries and will notify all young filmmakers with our selection decision by the end of March. For those of you who have submitted your work, please sign up for our newsletter to get updates on Project VoiceScape in the coming weeks. We’re thrilled to introduce the grantees to their POV filmmaker mentors and to get this project started!

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Jamie worked in the Community Engagement and Education Department at POV from 2010 to 2013. Prior to joining POV in 2010, Jamie worked at Northwestern University's satellite campus in Doha, Qatar, where she was part of the team tasked with setting up the school's film and journalism programs in the Middle East. She has worked in various capacities on many documentary film crews around the world, including productions in West Africa, and has worked closely with acclaimed filmmaker Margaret Brown. Jamie has also previously worked in the exhibition department at the Field Museum of Natural History and the education and cinema programming departments at the Block Museum of Art. She holds a bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in Radio/TV/Film and African Studies.