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Winner - Best Cinematography


"In Orbit"      

Flikkers Queer Film Festival

Birmingham, UK, 2021



Scottish Independent Film Festival

Edinburgh, UK, 2018


"The Donor

7th Underground Cinema Awards

Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 2016


"After Anca"     

48Hour Film Project

Dublin, Ireland, 2014

Nominated - Best Cinematography

"In Orbit"      

12th Underground Cinema Awards

Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 2021


"In Orbit"      

East Europe International Film Festival,

Warsaw, Poland, 2020


"In Orbit"     

South Europe International Film Festival,

Valencia, Spain, 2020


"In Orbit"     

North Europe International Film Festival,

London, UK, 2020


2012 - Susie Lavelle, BSC

2008 - Phedon Papamichael, ASC


Czech Society of Cinematographers

Vice Chair Women in Film and TV Ireland

Screen Directors Guild of Ireland


Master of Arts in Cinematography   

FAMU Prague, Czech Republic   

Bachelor of Arts in Cinematography  

Columbia College Chicago, USA


Associate of Arts in Photography    

Columbus State C. College, USA

Jaro Waldeck works as a cinematographer in Ireland and Czech Republic.

Her main body of work consists of low budget short live-action films as well as music

videos and longer form documentaries. In 2023, Jaro has transitioned into features,

having shot her first solo DOP drama "Dreamtown" and RTE/BBC/SVT/NRK funded

documentary "Housewife of the Year."

She earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Cinematography from
Columbia College Chicago

and Film and TV Academy of Performing Arts Prague (FAMU), respectively.

In 2011, Jaro was invited to join the Czech Society of Cinematographers, and in 2023 she received

a Screen Ireland bursary to attend a Masterclass at the American Society of Cinematographers

in Los Angeles.

On the occasion she writes, her feature script "Screw Loose" was awarded scholarship funding by

MIDPOINT Institute, and her short script "Home Safe" made the short-list at

Virgin Media Discovers 2022, and was subsequently picked as the Ireland entry to the

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market, 2023.

Jaro was awarded funding from the
National Talent Academies as part of their "Directors Lab"program,

which enabled her to run auditions and rehearsals with deaf cast for her upcoming short film "Play."


Besides shooting, Jaro currently also teaches cinematography in the 2nd and 3rd year at

Griffith College Dublin, and delivers lighting/camera masterclasses annually at

Colaiste Dhulaigh Coolock. She previously taught short filmmaking courses at Filmbase Dublin.

In 2023, Jaro collaborated with Irish Deaf Society and taught a hands-on workshop for deaf filmmakers.

It was supported by the National Talent Academies, Ireland.

As Vice Chair of Women in Film and TV Ireland (WFT), Jaro has been actively working to balance the

gender representation in the Irish film industry, and has recorded numerous podcasts for WFT with

award winning women who work as directors, cinematographers, editors, music composers and in other

behind-the-camera roles usually associated with men.

As part of the Stakeholder Funding, Jaro has been successful in receiving funding from

Screen Ireland under the WFT umbrella, and delivered a Director-Cinematographer workshop for women,

in collaboration with 24-7 Drama, and is currently preparing a second workshop for cinematographers and

camera assistants on how to film using 16mm film stock.

In off time, Jaro is a keen photographer (view her STILLS page) and keeps developing her

film-making skills by attending a variety of workshops:

ASC Masterclass - Camera and Lighting workshop, Los Angeles, USA

TIFFEN SILVER STEADICAM - workshop run by National Talent Academies Ireland

DAWN Lighting workshop at Kerry EBT Training Centre, Ireland with DOP PJ Dillon             

FÁS 3D CINEMA at Ardmore Studios, Ireland

PADI Diving Course for Camera Operators (2009), Prague, Czech Republic

MIDPOINT INSTITUTE - screenwriting workshop for feature film writers, Czech Republic/Slovakia

SHORT FILM/EPIC STORIES - screenwriting by Screen Training Ireland, with Mary Kate O'Flanagan

FINAL CUT PRO X / ADOBE PREMIERE training at Filmbase                    


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