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Events 2024



Bricca to Speak at ACTEAZ Conference

I will be giving a presentation on how to get the most out of Adobe Premiere Pro at the 49th Annual Arizona Career & Technical Education Conference at the Westin La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. 

Bricca to Edit The Chaplain of Oakland

I recently signed a contract with Reel Medicine Media to edit their new feature documentary The Chaplain of Oaklandwhich follows a chaplain and a doctor working to transform a broken medical system. The film is directed by Jessica Zitter, MD, who appeared as the protagonist of the Academy Award nominated short film Extremis (now streaming on Netflix.)



Baylor University Screening of Missing in Brooks County

My Peabody Award winning film Missing in Brooks County will screen at the Baylor University Hurd Center as part of a symposium on "Migrantion and Food Needs."

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Marvel Editor Nona Khodai, ACE Visits Editing Fundamentals Class

Emmy nominated editor Nona Khodai, ACE (Ms. Marvel, WandaVision) will speak in person to my Editing Fundamentals students at the University of Arizona about her career and her approach to editing.


Missing in Brooks County wins

Peabody Award!

Missing in Brooks County, which I produced and edited, has won a George Foster Peabody Award. The film was one of only eight documentaries to receive the honor.

ACE Visiting Editor Program Kicks into High Gear

Since founding the American Cinema Editors (ACE) Education Committee, I have spearheaded an effort to revitalize the ACE Visiting Editor Program, which provides guest speakers from ACE to film professors looking to educate their students about the art and craft of editing. Since October 2022 over a dozen talks have taken place, with many more scheduled for spring 2024. 



Bricca Speaks in Doc Production Class at UNC Asheville

I will be the featured guest in Prof. Anne Slatton's Documentary Production course to talk about the new edition of my book Documentary Editing: Principles & Practice.

Over 400 Copies of How Documentaries Work Sold in Two Months

My new book How Documentaries Work has sold over 400 copies in the first two months of its release. Book Launch parties in Los Angeles and Tucson helped propel the book to #1 New Release in the Documentary Movies category on Amazon. 



Bricca Speaks in Cinema Seminar Course at Lindenwood University

Lindenwood University is hosting me for a talk on film editing in their Cinema Seminar course.

Events 2023



Live Discussion on Making of Lost in La Mancha

I will be the featured guest at's live discussion on the making of Lost in La Mancha on Nov. 18 at 12pm PT. 

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Brooks County Screening at Yale University

The Yale Film Studies Department will host a public screening of the Peabody Award winning documentary Missing in Brooks County. 



IFP Phoenix Filmmaker Forum

The IFP Phoenix Filmmaker Forum hosts Jacob Bricca and Lisa Molomot to talk about their film Missing in Brooks County at the Sidney Poitier New American Film School at ASU.

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"Aura of Authenticity" Seminar at UFVA Conference

I will be giving at talk titled, "The Aura of Authenticity: Archival Treatments in Contemporary Documentaries" at this year's University Film & Video Assn. Conference in Savannah, GA.



Sundance Collab Documentary Editing Master Class

Sundance Collab presents a 3-hour in-depth Master Class on Documentary Editing, live on Zoom, presented by Jacob Bricca, ACE. 

Sundance Master Class Draws 130 Attendees

The Documentary Editing Master Class that I presented on May 19 drew over 130 attendees on Zoom. 

Missing in Brooks County is a

duPont-Columbia Award Finalist

Missing in Brooks County has been nominated for an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award, one of the highest awards in journalism. I will be present at the ceremony with the rest of the producing team.

Two films made in my Documentary Production class at the University of Arizona have been nominated for 2022 Student Emmy Awards in the category of College Non-Fiction Short Form Film. Congratulations to Sasha Reist and Brett Jones for your terrific work!

Sons of Ben, the stranger-than-fiction soccer documentary I edited in 2015, was recently named by Sports Illustrated as one of "The Best Sports Movies to Stream This Summer."

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Missing in Brooks County Wins Prestigious Les Blank Award for Best Documentary

The Ashland Independent Film Festival recently awarded Missing in Brooks its top documentary honor, an award that comes with a $2500 cash prize. I and the film's other producers will be using the funds for our outreach campaign in south Texas in August.

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Bricca Signs Contract With Oxford Univ. Press

I am thrilled to announce that I've signed a contract to write a book for Oxford University Press titled How Documentaries Work, with a street date of Spring 2023. A compact volume with keen insights from the best documentary filmmakers working today, this book promises to change the way you think about non-fiction films forever.



Los Angeles Book Launch for How Documentaries Work

Join us for the Los Angeles Book Launch for my new Book How Documentaries Work, to be held at the American Film Institute Lawrence Herbert Alumni Center on Saturday, March 11 at 2pm.



Tucson Book Launch for How Documentaries Work

Join us for the Tucson Book Launch for my new book How Documentaries Work, to be held at the University of Arizona Bookstore at 4:30pm.

Events 2022



What's Up, Docs? Screening at The Loft Cinema

Students from my Documentary Production class will present their riveting new films at The Loft Cinema in Tucson. Films from past years have gone on to screen at film festivals nationwide

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Documentary Editing Workshop at High Point University

High Point University, near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will host me for an in-person editing workshop, where I will present tips, techniques, and strategies for building impactful scenes.

Southern California Speaking Tour

I recently gave three Southern California workshops on film editing. See pictures and details here.

I am honored to announce that I have been invited to join American Cinema Editors, the preeminent American honorary society of film editors, as an Active Member. 

Documentary Editing: Principles and Practice is now for sale! Purchase from your local neighborhood bookstore via Indiebound, or from Amazon or take 20% off by using code FLR40 on the Routledge site.

The Bad Kids, the Sundance award-winning documentary I edited about teenagers in a hard luck desert town, has completed its 3-year run on Netflix and is now available on Amazon Prime.

My documentary Finding Tatanka is now available for rent or purchase on iTunes!  Featuring Joan Baez, Daniel Ellsberg, and Dolores Huerta.



I will teach an intensive, 3-week course titled "Topics in Filmmaking: Editing and Post-Production" at Colorado College this summer. 



I will be traveling to the Mendocino Film Festival to do a live Q&A following a screening of the new documentary Missing in Brooks County, which I produced and edited. 

Events 2021



Colorado College is hosting a 2-day visit by Jacob Bricca and Lisa Molomot, who will screen Missing in Brooks County on Nov. 30 and give a Craft Seminar on "Editing As Writing" for students in the Film and Media Studies program.



Bricca to Speak at Washington, DC Center for Outreach & Collaboration

I will speak at an exclusive screening of Missing in Brooks County at the DC Center for Outreach & Collaboration’s 2021 Annual Event. More info coming soon.



I will present a lecture titled, "Films of Frederick Wiseman: The Meaning in the Mosaic" at this year's University Film & Video Association conference.



Missing in Brooks County screening at Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride 

The new documentary feature Missing in Brooks County, which I produced and edited, will screen in person at this year's Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO. 

Events 2020



The new documentary feature Missing in Brooks County, which I produced and edited, will screen in competition at DOC NYC from Nov. 11-19. Streaming tickets available now.



UFVA Lecture on "The Aura of the Real"

I will be premiering material from my forthcoming book How Documentaries Work at the 74th annual University Film & Video Association Conference. Based on interviews with the sound mixers of two Academy Award nominated documentaries, this lecture goes behind the scenes to show how sound in documentaries is more than meets the ear.  



"Pivots, Pauses and Flows" Editing Lecture

I gave Independent Film Arizona's inaugural 2020 lecture at their beautiful new meeting space at Catalyst SAACA in Tucson.  

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Master Class at Northwestern University

I was honored to give a lecture at Northwestern's fantastic Documentary Media MFA program, hosted by professor JP Sniadecki.

Events 2019



Master Class at University of North Texas

I gave a guest lecture in the colloquium series at UNT's Documentary MFA program.



I gave the inaugural lecture in a new lecture series at the University of Arizona: Day for Night: Conversations on Film and Television See pictures. 

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Teaching in Arizona made its World Premiere at the Phoenix Film Festival, where it won Best Arizona Short Film. I was the post-production supervisor on this film about the crisis in public education funding in Arizona.  See website.

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