University announces two fellowships to support emerging or early-career filmmakers

Marquette will offer two fellowships in 2021: a Social Justice Fellowship and a New Voices Fellowship. Both fellowships support emerging or early-career filmmakers, providing them with the resources to complete a project intended to provide a significant impact on their career trajectory.

The Social Justice Fellowship will support a film exploring a social issue — either a documentary or a fictional work — and is open to a filmmaker of any background.

The New Voices Fellowship is open to any filmmaker whose project works with a community of color and addresses its experiences.

Each fellowship is a one-year, project-based program during which fellows will receive access to equipment and facilities in the Diederich College of Communication, shared office space at NŌ STUDIOS with high-end editing capabilities, student interns to help on productions, advice and mentorship from faculty, and a small stipend. In exchange, fellows will speak in relevant classes once each semester and mentor student interns.

Applications are due Monday, Feb. 15, with an expected start date in early March. Filmmakers can apply for one fellowship or both.

Applicants are encouraged to submit projects that can reasonably be completed in the 2021 calendar year. Projects may be short films or proof of concept pieces for feature films that will be used for further grant applications and project development.