Marcia Jarmel

San Francisco, California, United States

Film Projects


Marcia Jarmel – Marcia Jarmel is an award-winning independent filmmaker based in the San Francisco Bay Area and Director of Filmmaker Services at the Jewish Film Institute where she oversees the Institute's renowned Filmmaker Residency and Completion Grants programs, which serve a national and international community of independent filmmakers. She co-founded PatchWorks Films with husband-collaborator Ken Schneider in 1994 and has been producing, directing, and managing impact for their slate of award-winning films for over two decades. Together, they’ve produced five feature documentaries and many shorts including Los Hermanos/The Brothers (PBS/Arte film) which was nominated for Best Music Documentary by the International Documentary Association and awarded Best Documentary at the Woodstock Film Festival. Marcia's work has been funded by public broadcasting's Independent Television Service (ITVS), Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), the National Endowment for the Arts, and many others. She has taught both undergrad and graduate film courses at NYU and Chapman University and has been honored with residencies with Working Films, the Fledgling Fund, SFFilm, the Kopkind Colony, and BAVC's Media Maker. She has served as a juror for the Emmys, BAVC MediaMaker, and many film festivals. Information on her work can be found at patchworksfilms.net.