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About the MKE Film Fellowship

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

Our annual Festival Educator Fellowship program provides a small group of local educators with the opportunity to learn more about incorporating film into their classrooms. We bring the books, provide a curriculum, and host the meetings. At the end of the term, fellows share with the group what they've learned and how they incorporate this knowledge into their day-to-day lesson plans.

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Fellowship FAQs

Who is eligible?

This fellowship is open to educators working with middle school and high school students in out-of-school time and in traditional classroom settings (and everything in between!), including pre-service educators. We've had a diverse range of educators in past years, including school librarians, mindfulness teachers, and nutrition teachers.

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: $500) 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?

Apply for the 2018 Fellowship Program here!

In future years, we will announce the application through our Educator Newsletter and on the Milwaukee Film website. Make sure you're subscribed to our newsletter by signing up here.