Ilze Burkovska-Jacobsen moved from Latvia to Norway in 1991. She studied TV directing at Lillehammer University. She works as a director focusing on author driven documentaries. So far she has directed 7 documentary films. Her most recent film MY MOTHER'S FARM (2008) was selected for the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2008. Her latest work is the animated documentary MY FAVORITE WAR (2020).