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Field of Vision launches fellowship program

Field of Vision, First Look Media’s documentary unit, has unveiled a fellowship program aimed to support docmakers. The four 2018 Field of Vision fellows are director Garrett Bradley (Alone, Below Dreams); director, ...
February 7, 2018

Field of Vision, First Look Media’s documentary unit, has unveiled a fellowship program aimed to support docmakers.

The four 2018 Field of Vision fellows are director Garrett Bradley (Alone, Below Dreams); director, actor and activist Michelle Latimer (Rise, Choke) (pictured); filmmaker Charlie Lyne (Fish Story, Beyond Clueless); and Lyric Cabral, co-director of the Emmy-winning documentary (T)error.

The filmmakers will participate in a year-long collaborative program designed to help them achieve their long-term artistic goals. In addition to helping with idea development, creative support, and providing a grant, Field of Vision will also lead workshops throughout the year in the areas of digital security, research, and legal issues. 

Fellows were selected from directors who had worked with the unit over the last three years. The fellows will participate in Field of Vision’s editorial process, including identifying stories and offering filmmaker feedback.

“We are establishing this fellowship program to support filmmakers beyond project-based commissions, and to invite artists to collaborate in our editorial process,” said Field of Vision executive producer Laura Poitras, in a statement.

Elsewhere, Field of Vision and First Look Media have announced its first-ever artist-in-residence: data artist Josh Begley. Begley’s first project as artist-in-residence is the NFL-focused film Concussion Protocol — a short made with footage of all reported concussions sustained in the sport this season.

Founded in 2015, Field of Vision has funded over 70 shorts and provided support for 10 feature documentaries. The unit is the recipient of the International Documentary Association’s Best Short Form Series award and a News and Documentary Emmy nomination.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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