ASPIRING DOCUMENTARY MAKERS (fellowship, April 2020) by Bear Guerra

Via Full Frame:

“The Full Frame Fellows Program is designed to educate, motivate, and nurture students interested in the documentary form. During the four days of the festival, participating students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in everything Full Frame has to offer: films fresh on the circuit, classics from years past, engaging panel discussions, and the filmmaking community as a whole.

Fellows also enjoy private sessions with legendary filmmakers. Previously, we have hosted conversations with D A Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, Ryan White, Bernardo Ruiz, Stanley Nelson, Ross McElwee, Kirsten Johnson, Steve James, Peter Nicks, Marshall Curry, Albert Maysles, Julie Goldman, and James Longely, among others.

In 2019, 180 students from 20 different programs around the country participated in the Fellows Program. Schools ranged from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts and Duke University to Howard University and New York University. Full Frame’s intimate landscape gives students the opportunity to network with filmmakers and industry professionals. It is an experience beyond what they can ever learn in the classroom.

Full Frame works with colleges and universities around the country to host students at the festival. Each participating program is responsible for the selection of students. At this time, Full Frame does not accept individual applications from students directly. If you have questions about the Fellows Program or are interested in participating with your school, please contact Sadie Tillery.”



ASPIRING AUDIOMAKERS (workshop, November 4) by Bear Guerra

Via Association of Independents in Radio:

“An audio-forward week of intense training with workshops covering experiments in writing and interviewing, sound in space, community stories, and the future of audio.

Where: UnionDocs in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York
When: December 9–26, 2019”

DEADLINE: November 4.


EMERGING AUDIOMAKERS (fellowship, May 12) by Bear Guerra


Via Western Sound:

“Western Sound, an audio production company based in Los Angeles, Calif., has an production fellowship program for people starting their careers in audio and podcasting.

What is a production fellowship program? It’s just like an internship program, but instead of being aimed at students and for college credit, it’s paid and for anyone starting their career in audio.

Our fellowship program is designed to give you editorial, production and business training to help start your career in podcasting. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply (people of color, women, gender non-binary, LGBTQ, immigrants, underrepresented regions / areas / cultures).

Our fellowship program will teach you a lot about:

  • What makes a great podcast

  • How to make great podcasts, including field recording, interviewing and producing

  • The logistics that go into podcast production

  • Podcasting strategies

  • The overall podcast industry

The details:
Job title: Production fellow
Term: 6 months
Compensation: $15/hour; 24 hours/week (three full days).
Location: Western Sound HQ in downtown Los Angeles”