Awarded annually, the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship was created in 2010 to honor the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer. It is a year-long experience that encourages and champions the talent of an emerging documentary editor. It creates opportunities to help cultivate an editor’s artistry and craft, and expand his or her professional and creative community.
KSFEF and the Sundance Institute host the first ever Editors Brunch at the Sundance Film Festival
On January 26, the Sundance Institute and the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship hosted the inaugural gathering of fiction and non-fiction editors at the Sundance Film Festival's Art of Editing Brunch. Editor Joe Bini (Grizzly Man, We Need to Talk About Kevin) gave the keynote address, including a hilarious and all too true, "cautionary allegorical fable" about what it's like to be an editor. Check it out here.
Watch the clip reel of Karen's work featured at the brunch: