AFI (American Film Institute) and Fox Studios are launching two new programmes aimed at aiding women who want to get into cinematography. The two tuition-free programmes are tailored to suit those at different stages in their careers. The first is AFI Cinematography Introductory Intensive for Women (CIIW), a short 4 day course which serves as an introduction into cinematography taking place between 3rd – 6th August. This will include screenings, lectures, workshops and discussions. Submissions are open now and the deadline to apply is June 15.
The second is aimed at AFI Conservatory graduates who are actively trying to break into the Hollywood cinematography circle. The Fox DP Lab (the name of the partnership between Fox and AFI) is looking for 10 – 15 graduates who are looking to have the hiring process demystified by .meeting executives who are in charge of recommending and approving cinematographers, receive career guidance from Fox cinematographers and see a Fox studio film or Fox series being shot. Applications for this course will open in August.
Speaking of the partnership and programmes, Stacey Snider, CEO and Chairman of Twentieth Century Fox Film said, “Following our incredibly successful partnership with AFI to develop the Fox Filmmakers Lab, this new initiative to grow and develop female DPs is a natural extension of our ongoing efforts to diversify and strengthen the talent pool in this vital creative discipline. Rachel Morrison’s recent Academy Award nomination should be the norm — not the exception — for female DPs, and our hope is that programs like the Fox DP Lab will create even more opportunities for the next generation of talented, up-and-coming female DPs throughout the entertainment industry.”
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