– 2018 –
DOUBLE EXPOSURE FILM FESTIVAL | OCTOBER 2018
Double Exposure offers modest scholarships to journalists and filmmakers who wish to attend the festival, but lack the means to do so. Assistance is contributes to the registration, travel, and/or hospitality of journalists in print and other media, as well as filmmakers whose work takes them into investigative territory. Scholarship recipients have demonstrated a financial need and a proven track record of professional engagement in the field.
Scholarships are available thanks to the generosity of the Ford Foundation, the Reva and David Logan Foundation and the Democracy Fund, and in partnership with Firelight Media, Brown Girls Doc Mafia, and MIT Open Documentary Lab.
SCRIBE VIDEO CENTER & ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES | SEPTEMBER, 2017 – JUNE 2018
The fellowship awards up to three full tuition scholarships to the inaugural class of Scribes Film Scholar’s program, a new comprehensive series of documentary production workshops. The program develops the skills to plan, raise funds, produce and complete new documentary media works.
Special support for this program is provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
– 2017 –
HAVERFORD COLLEGE | JUNE 17-23, 2017
The Flaherty Seminar Student Fellowship, awarded through the Haverford College Hurford Center, is a highly selective program that offers two fellows the opportunity to attend the Robert Flaherty Film Seminar at Colgate University. Named after filmmaker Robert Flaherty (Nanook of the North, Man of Aran, Louisiana Story), considered by many to be the father of documentary film, the week-long seminar brings together over 160 filmmakers, artists, curators, scholars, students, and film enthusiasts to celebrate the power of the moving image.
YOUTH FX & THE CAREY INSTITUTE | JUNE 5-9, 2017
NextDoc is a five-day intensive presented by The Carey Institute for Global Good and Youth FX that brings together emerging documentary storytellers from diverse backgrounds across the country with award-winning documentary filmmakers to learn, share, and build their skills. The lab gathers 15 emerging documentary filmmakers aged 18-24 at The Carey Institute’s beautiful 100-acre campus in upstate New York and provides an inspiring five days of learning, sharing and creating. The presenting filmmakers for the 2017 NextDoc Program (Sam Pollard, Sabaah Folayan, and Cecilia Aldarondo) each offer a master class session and screening their latest films followed by an exclusive Q&A for NextDoc participants.
BRYN MAWR COLLEGE | SUMMER 2017
The Bryn Mawr College Film Studies Program awarded me with a $1,300 fellowship to further my filmmaking career, gain connections, and attend the screening of my film To My Motherland at the Backup_Film Festival at Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany. In addition, I received a LILAC Mini Grant of $200 and Dean’s Office Funding of $450 travel to the film festival.
– 2016 –
HAVERFORD COLLEGE | FALL BREAK 2016
The Digital Storytelling Workshop comprised of seven students and two faculty members spending three days developing digital stories using learned concepts related to both traditional storytelling and modern multimedia production. Each participant arrived to the workshop with a story that they planned to explore over the course of the workshop to, ultimately, create a 3-5 minute video which featured a recorded voice-over and personally curated still imagery. The workshop included sessions on storytelling, taught by visiting Assistant Professor of Writing Nimisha Ladva, and on video editing software such as Audacity, Adobe Premiere Pro, and Photoshop. My short film, To My Motherland has screened across the U.S. and internationally.
LIMA, PERU & BRYN MAWR COLLEGE | SUMMER 2016
The Hanna Holborn Gray Undergraduate Research Fellowship is a highly selective program awarding 15 fellows a $4,500 stipend to spend the summer, under the guidance of a faculty advisor, conducting independent research. My research, “Translation of Chifa in Chinatown in Lima, Peru”, examines the history and importance of chifa, or Peruvian Chinese food. I spent two months researching, networking, and scouting locations to film four interviews with prominent Chinatown chefs and restaurant owners in Peru to create a documentary film on chifa. My research was presented at Bryn Mawr College as well as at the University of Pennsylvania Honors Diversity (PhD) Symposium (9/29/16 to 10/1/2016).
Documentary currently in post-production.