The Karen Schmeer Movie Enhancing Fellowship (KSFEF) simply launched its newly redesigned group fellowship, asserting the 30 documentary editors who will probably be collaborating within the 2022-2023 version of the annual program. Convening on a month-to-month foundation over the course of 1 12 months, fellows from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds will obtain group mentorship from seasoned editors, discussing the craft and enterprise of documentary movie modifying in addition to varied self-selected matters about life and work. A press launch introduced the information.
“We really feel we will greatest serve the documentary modifying group by offering area for mentorship and by recognizing how important inclusivity is in documentary apply,” KSFEF president Maya Mumma commented in an announcement. “By way of our open name this 12 months and thru increasing the geographic boundaries of this system we now have discovered an unimaginable cohort of fellows.” She added, “We look ahead to not solely seeing them develop all through their fellowship 12 months however all through their careers.”
Amongst this 12 months’s cohort are Simone Maurice, who’s credited as a publish producer on “Louis Armstrong’s Black & Blues,” a doc concerning the influential jazz musician, and Tiffany Dixon, who served as an assistant editor on the acclaimed Netflix docuseries “The Keepers.” Different fellows embody Ha Vo, a multidisciplinary artist and editor who has labored on “The Sit-In: Harry Belafonte Hosts The Tonight Present” in addition to Karen Acevedo, whose work contains the Emmy Award-winning sequence “The New Environmentalists,” which highlights unusual people who find themselves serving to to rework the world.
Based in 2010 within the reminiscence of its namesake, the late Karen Schmeer, the KSFEF helps nurture the careers of documentary editors, affiliate editors, and assistant editors from underrepresented backgrounds, identities, and experiences. “By investing in editors, we affirm and strengthen the vital position editors play in documentary storytelling,” the group emphasised.
Described as “one of many main editors of her era,” Schmeer launched her profession and decade-long collaboration with Errol Morris with the 1997 doc “Quick, Low-cost, and Out of Management.” She additionally labored with a wide range of documentary and fiction filmmakers on a various catalog of matters, together with Lucia Small’s doc “My Father the Genius,” about architect Glenn Howard Small, and Neil Abramson’s battle drama “American Son.”
“Karen’s absence is deeply felt, not just for her filmmaking presents, however for her extraordinary spirit, which touched numerous folks. This fellowship is supposed to honor each her inventive legacy and her giving spirit,” KSFEF’s website reads.
Karen Schmeer Movie Enhancing Fellows 2022-2023
Katrina De Vera
Pleasure E. Reed
Luz Marina Zamora
Karen Schmeer Movie Enhancing Fellowship Mentors
Flavia de Souza
Stacy A. Goldate
Rabab Haj Yahya
Miki Watanabe Milmore