Jill Damatac-Futter is a filmmaker, writer, and photographer. Born in Manila, Philippines, she immigrated to the United States at the age of nine, then to the United Kingdom at the age of thirty-two. She holds an MA in Documentary Film from the University of the Arts London and is currently earning an
MSt in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge. Her documentary film Blood + Ink was an official selection at festivals worldwide, winning Best Documentary at Kerry Film Festival and qualifying for the first round of Academy Award consideration at DOC NYC. She is a film producer for a London-based creative agency, having previously worked as a filmmaker, photographer and editorial writer in New York City. Jill lives in London with her husband, Steve, and Gus, their dog.


2019 University of the Philippines, Diliman: “Kurit: Tattoos & Scripts”
2018 SOAS, University of London: "Representing The Philippine Cordillera"
2017 DOC NYC (Academy Award-qualifying)
2017 Kerry Film Festival (Won: Best Documentary)
2017 BBC: In Other Words
2017 BFI Southbank: Listen to Britain 2017
2017 Lost Format Film Festival
2017 Short Sighted Cinema: The Shortest Nights
2017 Festival de Cannes, Court Métrage
2017 Fastnet Film Festival, Cork, Ireland
2016 Bertha DocHouse, London
2015 Zagat
2015 Time Out New York
2014 Gothamist
2013 TIME


University of Cambridge • Master of Studies (MSt) Creative Writing, expected 2021

University of the Arts London • Master of Arts (MA) Documentary Film, with Distinction, 2017

Pratt Institute •  Photography & Digital Imaging (Certification)