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 11:59 p.m. CT on Sunday, April 10th to apply for the 2022 Melinda Krei Educator Fellowship, a summer intensive taking place June 21, 22, and 23 (1:00-3:00 p.m. CT) tied to fellows' deep engagement in our 14th annual Milwaukee Film Festival (April 21-May 5). All applicants will be notified by EOD on Monday, April 11th if they have been selected for the program.

Structured like a seminar, the fellowship includes a pre-festival session, a handful of required readings, post-festival discussion sessions, a final presentation/capstone in August, 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: $175), a Milwaukee Film membership (for one year), and copies of required readings/books. The fellowship should take approximately 30-40 hours to complete between April and August, with the bulk of that time spent viewing films during the festival (April 21-May 5).

The 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. Meetings will be facilitated by rockstar educators and former Fellows.

For more details on our Educator Fellowship, check out our FAQ page: https://mkefilm.org/for-educators/educator-services/festival-educator-fellowship

2022 Schedule:
Tuesday, April 12 (6 pm) - Pre-festival Orientation
April 21-May 5 - Milwaukee Film Festival
Tuesday, June 21 (1-3pm) - Post-festival Session 1
Wednesday, June 22 (1-3pm) - Post-festival Session 2
Thursday, June 23 (1-3pm) - Post-festival Session 3
July dates TBD - non-mandatory meet-ups to workshop projects with facilitators
August date TBD - Capstone Presentations Event & Final Projects Due

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Fellowship FAQs

Who is eligible?

The 2021 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 May and August, with the bulk of that time spent viewing films during the virtual 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 (this August, date TBD), 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! 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?