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newportFILM lab

newportFILM’s Cinematography Lab provides creative support and mentorship to emerging documentary cinematographers positioned to have lasting impact within the industry. Bringing together six fellows, three mentors and guests, this immersive weekend creates a vital space for participants to share work, reflect on their process and connect around the aesthetic and industry issues confronting DPs working today. Workshops and discussions are facilitated by critically acclaimed filmmakers from across the country, serving as mentors and advisors during this enriching three day retreat. 

newportFILM lab is hosted at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, a wildlife sanctuary and education center with more than 325 acres of diverse habitats and seven miles of hiking trails.

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2023 Fellows
Danielle Bryant, MacPherson Christopher, Gideon Elron, Matteo Moretti, Jonathas Nazareth, Satya Sullivan

2023 Mentors
Bing Liu, Alex Pritz and Robb Moss

2022 Fellows
Antonia Colodro, Justin Deegan, Daniel Götz, Lauretta Prevost, Serena Violet Hodges and Jane Macedo Yang

2022 Mentors
John Behrens, Nicole Hirsch Whitaker and Robb Moss

2019 Fellows
Nausheen Dadabhoy, Jessica Earnshaw, Lucas Guilkey, Dana Kalmey, Robert Kolodny, Souki Mehdaoui and Christina Shaman

2019 Mentors
Shana Hagan, Nelson Hume and Robb Moss