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Jaro earned her Bachelors degree in film and video from Columbia College Chicago in 2008, with specialization in cinematography. Upon her graduation she was placed on a coveted internship with Phedon Papamichael, ASC on a feature film "W." directed by Oliver Stone.

She then moved to Prague and was accepted into the Masters in  cinematography degree program at Film and TV Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU), which accepts only four students per year.
Jaro graduated in 2011 and was invited into the Czech Society of Cinematographers. 

In 2012 she moved to Ireland. Since then she's worked on over fifty narrative and documentary features, shorts, music videos, TV reality and documentary series.
Jaro just wrapped on her first live-action feature "Dreamtown" shot in Dublin, Ireland,
and is set to start production on a feature documentary in April 2023.



WON: Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"      

Flikkers Queer Film Festival, Birmingham, UK, 2021


WON: Best Cinematography for "Refuge      

Scottish Independent Film Festival, Edinburgh, UK, 2018


WON: Best Cinematography for "The Donor

7th Underground Cinema Awards Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 2016


WON: Best Cinematography for "After Anca"     

48Hour Film Project Dublin, Ireland, 2014

NOMINATED: Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"      

12th Underground Cinema Awards Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, 2021


NOMINATED: Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"      

East Europe International Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland, 2020


NOMINATED: Best Cinematography for "In Orbit"     

South Europe International Film Festival, Valencia, Spain, 2020


NOMINATED: Best Cinematography for "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 Film and Video   Columbia College Chicago, USA


Associate of Arts in Photography     Columbus State C. College, USA   



DAWN lighting workshop at Kerry EBT Training Centre     


FÁS 3D CINEMA at Ardmore Studios 

PADI Diving Course for Camera Operators (2009)

MIDPOINT  screenwriting workshop for feature film writers

SHORT FILM/EPIC STORIES  screenwriting by Screen Training Ireland

FINAL CUT PRO X / ADOBE PREMIERE  training at Filmbase      

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