Fall back this upcoming winter with a unique opportunity to emerge as an editor by submitting for the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship. The fellowship was created to honor the memory of gifted Boston editor, Karen Schmeer. Karen Schmeer was one of the leading film editors of her generation. A native of Portland, Oregon, Karen had always been an avid lover of film. After graduating from Boston University, where she studied anthropology, Karen began working with Errol Morris as a researcher. Tragically, she was struck and killed by a car fleeing a drug store robbery in New York City earlier this year, three weeks before her 40th birthday.
The fellowship is a year-long experience encouraging a talented editor to emerge and expand professionally in a creative community. It is designed to give the applicant a chance to work with an ACE editor, tailored to your interests, a class at the Manhattan Edit Workshop, NYC’s premier Apple, Adobe and Avid authorized training center! And the exposure certainly doesn’t stop there: festival passes, more seminars with working experts in the field, full access to films, panels at the SXSW Film Fest and more!
Are you eligible? If you live in the United States and have edited at least one feature-length film, but no more than four, you need to apply. The deadline to apply is December 15, 2010. Up to 10 finalist will be notified by the end of January and the first fellowship will be awarded at the end of February 2011.
If you have a passion for editing and a flair for creativity then don’t wait get your application in now by going to the Karen Schmeer Editing Fellowship dot com. As we know the entertainment biz is hard to break into no matter what your driven to do. Here’s a chance to get to work with the big players in the game.