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Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship Unveils 2022-2023 Class

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The Karen Schmeer Movie Enhancing Fellowship (KSFEF) simply launched its newly redesigned group fellowship, asserting the 30 documentary editors who shall 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 enhancing in addition to numerous self-selected subjects about life and work. A press launch introduced the information. 

“We feel we can best serve the documentary editing community by providing space for mentorship and by recognizing how essential inclusivity is in documentary practice,” KSFEF president Maya Mumma commented in a press release. “Through our open call this year and through expanding the geographic boundaries of the program we have found an incredible cohort of fellows.” She added, “We look forward to not only seeing them grow throughout their fellowship year but throughout their careers.” 

Amongst this 12 months’s cohort are Simone Maurice, who’s credited as a submit 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 Show” in addition to Karen Acevedo, whose work consists of the Emmy Award-winning collection “The New Environmentalists,” which highlights unusual people who find themselves serving to to remodel 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 critical role editors play in documentary storytelling,” the group emphasised.

Described as “one of the leading editors of her generation,” Schmeer launched her profession and decade-long collaboration with Errol Morris with the 1997 doc “Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control.” She additionally labored with quite a lot of documentary and fiction filmmakers on a various catalog of subjects, together with Lucia Small’s doc “My Father the Genius,” about architect Glenn Howard Small, and Neil Abramson’s warfare drama “American Son.”

Karen’s absence is deeply felt, not only for her filmmaking gifts, but for her extraordinary spirit, which touched countless people. This fellowship is meant to honor both her artistic legacy and her giving spirit,” KSFEF’s web site reads.


Karen Schmeer Movie Enhancing Fellows 2022-2023

Kylee Acevedo
Jason Alarcón
Cheryl Beadling
Daniel Chávez-Ontiveros
Gustavo Curi
Katrina De Vera
Tiffany Dixon
Dahlia Fischbein
Victoria Guillem
Beth Kearsley
Christina Kelly
Drigan Lee
Tessa Malsam
Simone Maurice
Michaelle McGaraghan
M’Daya Meliani
Ashley Moradipour
Cierra Pacheco
Pegah Pasalar
Brian Redondo
Jarrid Reagle
Pleasure E. Reed
Elika Rezaee
Susannah Smith
Ally Southwood-Smith
Jon Stray
Ha Vo
Mimi Wilcox
Grace Zahrah
Luz Marina Zamora

Karen Schmeer Movie Enhancing Fellowship Mentors

Anne Alvergue
Don Bernier
Purcell Carson
Flavia de Souza
Stacy A. Goldate
Rabab Haj Yahya
Jean Kawahara
Inbal Lessner
Okay.A. Miille
Miki Watanabe Milmore
Kristen Nutile
Christopher White

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