Kathryn W. Davis Fellowship for International Understanding Through Film
A tireless advocate for international relations, the late Kathryn Davis was resolute in her conviction that mutual understanding, respect, and lasting peace cannot be realized without genuine dialogue through the sharing of ideas, cultures, and dreams. Inspired by her lifelong efforts to create a more harmonious world, the Kathryn W. Davis Fellowship for International Understanding Through Film makes it possible for filmmakers, educators, and programmers from around the world to live, work, and teach on the JBFC campus. As ambassadors of their region, Fellows provide insight into the dynamics of their culture through film, media, and teaching.
Fellows have opportunities to screen their films, lead seminars on the cinema of their region, teach courses, provide professional development, and use the Media Arts Lab’s production facilities to work on personal projects. Previous Fellows have come from Burkina Faso, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel, Spain, Iran, and Romania. Fellowships are competitive and awarded through an application and interview process.
The Fellowships range from two to eight weeks in length. Established and emerging international artists working in all film genres (animation, documentary, video art, narrative, etc.) and disciplines (screenwriting, sound design, cinematography, etc.) are encouraged to apply. The Fellowship now extends to film curators and media educators engaged in groundbreaking work; they are also encouraged to apply.
See our interactive map of just how international our fellows are.
For more information, please contact Managing Director Dominick Balletta at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship, made possible through the Westchester Community Foundation, supports individuals beginning a career in filmmaking. The program gives the Fellow the opportunity to strengthen his or her artistic skills by taking advantage of time for personal work and support from a network of mentors in the field. The fellow also teaches in the JBFC’s programs for school-age students.
The Valentine and Clark Emerging Artist Fellowship is available to aspiring filmmakers under 30 who have graduated from college, exhibit a commitment to pursuing a career in the film arts, and demonstrate a need for financial assistance to support their professional filmmaking endeavors. Priority is given to applicants living in Westchester County, NY.
Fellowship Overview 2014 (pdf)
Application Deadline: Postmarked by April 11, 2014
Notification Date: May 1, 2014
For more information, please contact Director of Education Programs Emily Keating