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New Angle Fellows

New Angle Fellows (formerly Doc U Fellows) will be launching its second year. Applications for the 2019-20 fellowship will open in mid-August 2019. Sessions will run two Thursday evenings a month from November through May.

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New Angle Fellows supports emerging documentary filmmakers who are creating their own work and hoping to get to the next step in their filmmaking journey. This cohort of six members will get the opportunity to learn advanced techniques and knowledge from more advanced filmmakers.

Participants attend monthly sessions to discuss topics such as cinematography, grant-writing, advanced editing and distribution. Guest artists and funders will visit to give participants tips on how to succeed in the local industry.

Participants receive a $3000 stipend to support them in producing their own feature-length documentary. This program is sponsored in part by a grant from the Jerome Foundation. 

Criteria for Applicants

Requirements

  • Must be a resident of the Twin Cities Metro Area and living here during the program

  • Must be an Emerging Media Artist (definition below).

  • Must identify as a member of an underrepresented community in media: woman or non-binary, LGBTQ, person with disability, or person of color.

  • Must be 18+ years old and not currently enrolled in an academic program.

  • Must have a compelling documentary film topic.

  • Must publicly screen final piece produced through New Angle and air the piece on SPNN.

Emerging Media Artist Definition:

  • Artists who have an ongoing commitment to working in the media production, rather than engaging in it as a hobby, pastime or occasional pursuit.

  • Artists who at the time of the application have generated, completed and publicly presented/published documentary work.

  • Artists whose primary goal is to generate new documentaries, as opposed to remounting or re-interpreting existing works.

  • Artists who are in the early stages of their creative development. Artists who have a focused direction and goals, even while still developing their artistic “voice”.

  • Artists who have yet to be substantially celebrated within their field, the media, funding circles or the public at large.

Application Requirements

Application
Artistic Resume
Work sample (up to 5 minutes of material)If you have any questions, please email Joua at lee.grande@spnn.org or Bonnie at schumacher@spnn.org.

 

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2018-19 Fellows:
Phillip McGraw
Georgia Fort
Aida Alkadi
Cameron Yang
Lizzie Hutchins
Xiaolu Wang and Tahiel Jimenez

Doc U Fellows is supported by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.