JAKOBINE MOTZ was born 1967 in Königs Wusterhausen, former GDR. From 1988 to 1994 she studied cinematography at the University of Film and Television Potsdam‐Babelsberg. In 1994 she received a scholarship from DAAD and spent one year in Ghana. In 1996 Jakobine moved to Los Angeles and took on her postgraduate studies at the American Film Institute. Two years later, she graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from AFI. The same year, she returned to the University of Film and Television Potsdam‐Babelsberg, this time as lecturer for photography and assistant professor for cinematography until 2003. Since then, she has been working as freelancing DoP and lecturer. Jakobine currently lives in Berlin.