About the MKE Film Fellowship

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If you’re looking for an even more hands-on experience than a workshop, this free program is for you.

Please complete this form by September 21 to apply for the 2020 Milwaukee Film Festival Educator Fellowship. (This year, offered virtually!) All applicants will be notified by October 1 if they have been selected for the program.

Structured like a seminar, the fellowship includes a pre-festival session, a handful of required readings, three post-festival discussion sessions, a final presentation/capstone (in February), and a list of required festival films. Fellows will be required to create and share a teaching object (assignment activity, mini curricular module, lesson plan, etc) as their capstone activity of the program.

Educators selected for the free program will receive a festival pass (retail price: $140) and complimentary copies of required readings/books. The fellowship should take approximately 30-40 hours to complete between October and February, with the bulk of that time spent viewing films during the festival (Oct. 15- 29).

2020 Meeting Dates will be on Zoom:

Early October, date TBD (6-8pm) - Orientation
November, date TBD (6-8pm) - Post-festival Session 1
November, date TBD (6-8pm) - Post-festival Session 2
December, date TBD (6-8pm) - Post-festival Session 3
December and January dates TBD - non-mandatory meet-ups to workshop projects
Late February date TBD - Capstone Presentations Event & Final Projects Due

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Fellowship FAQs

Who is eligible?

The 2020 Educator Fellowship is open to educators working with elementary, middle, and high school aged students in out-of-school time and traditional classroom settings (and everything in between!) as well as to pre-service educators hoping to gain specific expertise in the use of film in their future practice.

If I'm selected as a fellow, how much does enrollment/participation cost?

Our fellowship is completely free. Educators selected for the program will receive a festival pass (retail price: $140) and complimentary copies of required readings and books.

What is the time commitment and workload?

The fellowship should take approximately 30–40 hours to complete between October and February, with the bulk of that time spent viewing films at the festival. Structured like a seminar, the fellowship includes a pre-festival session, a handful of required readings, three post-festival discussion sessions, a final presentation/capstone (in January or February), and a list of required festival films.

Fellows will be required to create and share a teaching object (assignment activity, mini curricular module, lesson plan, etc.) as their capstone activity.

Can I get credits for participation in the fellowship?

Yes!

This is the fourth year of our fellowship, and we are thrilled to announce that this year's Fellows will have the option to earn credit through UWM's Certificate for Arts Integration and Learning program!

Rockstar alum fellows Heather Hanson and Joe Duellman will return to facilitate our post-festival sessions.

Can I participate in the program more than once?

Yes!

Where do I apply for the Milwaukee Film Educator Fellowship?