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Jacob Fertig


Jacob Fertig is a NYC-based filmmaker and impact producer whose work unites documentary traditions and social action. He is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Denizen Studios, an interdisciplinary production company committed to sparking civic engagement through nonfiction storytelling. His work explores themes of migration and sacred space. He is a Senior Fellow at Humanity in Action, a 2021 Doc Society Art & Impact Fellow, a 2021 NYU Feature Development Studio Fellow, and a 2019 Full Frame Fellow. His work has been featured in the Guardian, the Independent, Tablet, the Australian Book Review, New York Magazine, openDemocracy, and NY Daily News. Jacob holds a BFA from the NYU Tisch Kanbar Institute of Film & Television, and an MPA in Advocacy and Political Action from the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service. He is also the Senior Development Manager at the NYU Bronfman Center, where he engages global stakeholders in supporting the development of the next generation of Jewish leaders. He resides on Canarsee land of the Leni Lenape people and pays tribute to stewards past, present, and emerging.


Updated June 2022