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.”