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Nat Geo Doc Films partners with Sundance Institute

National Geographic Networks’ fledgling documentary banner has partnered with the Sundance Institute to launch a new fellowship as part of its commitment to inspiring premium entertainment. The Further Filmmaker Fellowship will ...
January 23, 2017

National Geographic Networks’ fledgling documentary banner has partnered with the Sundance Institute to launch a new fellowship as part of its commitment to inspiring premium entertainment.

The Further Filmmaker Fellowship will see National Geographic Documentary Films and the¬†Sundance Institute working together to identify a shortlist of rising filmmakers who embody National Geographic’s ‘Further’ ethos: content makers who celebrate unexpected stories that inspire, enlighten and entertain.

“‘Further’ exemplifies the desire to take risks, never settle, be radical about facts and always be hungry for more,” the network said in a statement.

The official selection will be made in coordination with Sundance Institute and National Geographic’s award-winning team of executive producers and will be announced later this year.

“At National Geographic, we believe in empowering visionaries who take risks to tell compelling stories that break through and matter,” said National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe (pictured). “We are excited to partner with an emerging filmmaker to take us even further in our quest to explore the world and all that’s in it – whether big or small.¬† We are thrilled to collaborate with Sundance Institute in a way that contributes to the next generation of storytellers.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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