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newportFILM lab

newportFILM lab brings together six emerging filmmakers in a farmhouse just outside of Newport, RI for a weekend-long master class on documentary film cinematography.  In this intimate, focused environment, cinematographers will have time to reflect on their process, share their work with peers and receive mentorship and critiques from master class filmmakers and leaders in the industry.

Nelson Hume (director of photography/cinematographer: Long Strange Trip, The Dog Doc, Whitney, Solitary), Robb Moss (independent documentary filmmaker and Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University), Shana Hagan (director of photography: Generation Wealth and The Kingmaker), and other invited guests.

The pilot year of 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. Participants will spend the weekend at the Sanctuary, reflecting critically on their creative visions and practices while meaningfully advancing their projects and careers.

newportFILM will provide the following for selected filmmakers:

•    $500 stipend for travel
•    2 nights of accommodation at the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Farmhouse
    (October 18 + 19)
•    All meals during the three-day lab
•    Networking opportunities with lab mentors and members of the industry

applications + eligibility

Applicants must have a documentary film project in production. All attendees are encouraged to attend the lab with work samples for critiques as well as a 3-minute reel of their work.

There is no submission fee.

DEADLINE: September 20, 2019



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