Etana Jacobson has worked as an actor/filmmaker in Cannes Court Metrage, Sundance, Slamdance, and Frameline. She directs the UCLA Sloan Film Grant has taught in its MFA film program. She has directed several award-winning film shorts and video segments. Jacobson is part of the UCLA Digital Humanities Scholarly Innovation Lab and launched a Digital Innovation Group. She is a producer on a Mixed Reality podcast and performance series called Transmission. Etana Jacobson was awarded a Production grant at UCLA in 2008 for Elemental.