Creative Culture Fellowship

Creative Culture provides 10-month long fellowship experiences for emerging filmmakers to produce short film projects in a collaborative community. Fellows participate in weekly sessions at the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab with a cohort of peers and receive access to mentorship, stipend support, production equipment, post-production facilities and software, and the JBFC’s industry network.

Participating fellows produce two short films in a collaborative community of eight filmmakers working together in a senior thesis-like experience. Fellows support each other through table reads, industry workshops, rough-cut reviews, and skill shares.

Each fellowship offers:

  • Participation in two semesters of Creative Culture’s fellowship program
  • Stipend support for each semester
  • Access to professional production equipment, including lens rentals sponsored by Zeiss
  • 24/7 access to workspace and post-production facilities at the JBFC Media Arts Lab
  • Mentorship from JBFC staff, visiting filmmakers, and industry guests in weekly meetings
  • Peer support including skill shares and feedback on works-in-progress



Fellowship Application

Learn more about how to apply to join our collaborative community of emerging filmmakers.


Creative Culture Films

Watch award-winning short films produced in Creative Culture.


Fellowship Alumni

Read about the filmmakers we’ve supported since 2016.

Current Fellows

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Natalie Jasmine Harris
Creative Culture Fellow
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Grace Remington
Creative Culture Fellow
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Justice Jamal Jones
Creative Culture Fellow
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Maliyamungu Muhande
Creative Culture Fellow
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Sophia Feuer
Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow
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Rebecca Blandón
Valentine & Clark Emerging Artist Fellow
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Marcie LaCerte
Silver Sun Diverse Voices Filmmaker Fellow
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Ramiel Petros
Gary Winick Visionary Narrative Fellow

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