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We're looking for emerging documentary editors who have cut at least one feature documentary (longer than 60 minutes) but no more than three and are based in the U.S.
Now in its fifth year, the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship assists emerging documentary editors by developing their talent, expanding their creative community, and furthering their career aspirations. In conjunction with American Cinema Editors (ACE), Manhattan Edit Workshop, SXSW and other partners, the Fellowship offers a wide array of opportunities.
Awarded once a year, the Fellowship honors the memory of gifted editor Karen Schmeer (“Fog of War”; “Fast, Cheap & Out of Control”; “Bobby Fischer Against the World”), who was killed in a hit-and-run car accident at age 39, on January 29, 2010.
Previous fellows have attained remarkable achievements in their editing careers since winning the award. As a result of the increased profile our 2013 Fellowship gave him, Jim Hession ("Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present") was hired to edit "Rich Hill," which went on to win Sundance's 2014 U.S. Documentary Grand Jury Prize and opens nationwide in theaters this month. 2012 Fellow Lindsay Utz's ("Bully") second feature, "In Country," participated in the 2014 Sundance Institute's Documentary Film Program and enjoyed its world premiere at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. Since receiving the inaugural 2011 Schmeer Fellowship, Erin Casper ("Our School") has been prolific, editing "American Promise" (2013 Sundance U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award), "The New Black" (2013 AFI Docs Audience Award) and the upcoming "The Last Season." And "Tough Love," edited by our current fellow, Colin Nusbaum ("The Sheik and I") recently premiered at Full Frame and Hot Docs, and will premiere on PBS' POV series in 2015.