Calling all Filmmakers: Apply Now for Southern Exposure 2019!

Returning for the seventh year, Southern Exposure provides a positive and challenging learning experience to exceptional film students and emerging filmmakers from across the country seeking to explore and develop their own voices as environmental advocates through nonfiction storytelling. This innovative summer fellowship equips students with the skills, equipment, content knowledge and contacts to create authentic, engaging, inspiring films intended to raise public awareness about important issues facing Alabama’s environment — from the mountains to the coast.

The selected film fellows will spend the summer working in partnership with Alabama Rivers Alliance’s partner groups and other state environmental organizations, who will provide guidance on film topics and crucial community contacts to help the fellows create the short documentaries that will be most useful for raising awareness and advocating for the protection of Alabama’s special places.

The Southern Exposure Film Fellowship seeks the best and brightest emerging documentary filmmakers committed to protecting our natural resources, improving human health and achieving environmental justice through film, journalism and collective action.

The six week summer fellowship provides a positive and challenging learning experience to exceptional film students and emerging filmmakers seeking to explore and develop their own voices as environmental advocates through nonfiction storytelling. Fellows will gain the skills, equipment, content knowledge and contacts to create authentic, engaging films intended to raise public awareness about important issues facing Alabama’s environment.

Although fellows are not required to have backgrounds that would necessarily lead to careers in filmmaking, applicants with experience in filmmaking or media-related fields will receive priority in the selection process. Applicants must have a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, as this fellowship is a highly interactive, interpersonal experience.

Interested in becoming a fellow? Click here to download the application.

Questions? Contact Kelly Marshall at kmarshall (at) alabamarivers.org

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