The university will partner with NŌ STUDIOS creative arts hub to launch an Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship program. This “Artist in Residence” program will encourage collaboration, networking, resource sharing, peer-to-peer feedback and professional development education for local, emerging filmmakers.
The Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship program will give filmmakers resources and support, including a collaborative place to work, filmmaking and editing equipment, and mentorship. Two filmmaker fellowships will be available in 2019: an open fellowship for a filmmaker working in any genre and a social justice fellowship for a filmmaker working on a Milwaukee-based social issues documentary.
Marquette University will provide support for the fellowships through its shared office space at the NŌ STUDIOS creative arts hub, production facilities, equipment and “as-needed” consultation with J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication faculty, including Joseph Brown, assistant professor of digital media and performing arts; Kristin Holodak, assistant professor of digital media and performing arts; and other video engineers and editing professionals.
“Collaborating with NŌ STUDIOS is a win-win for Marquette University’s Diederich College of Communication and for Milwaukee’s creative community,” said Brown, who will serve as coordinator of the Emerging Filmmaker Fellowship program. “We’ll be giving Marquette students access to filmmakers who can serve as mentors and role models, and we’ll be providing support to fellows through office and production space and the support of our faculty filmmakers. The films created by these filmmaker fellows will enrich our local arts landscape and further discourse on topics of importance to our region.”
Applications are available online and are due Feb. 22, 2019. The 2019 fellowships will begin in April 2019 and run through spring 2020. Applicants must be 18 years of age and reside in the Greater Milwaukee region.
More information about this new partnership is online.