The Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media, in partnership with the Department of Critical Media Practices, the College of Media, Communication, and Information, and the Flaherty, is pleased to be able to offer two (2) in-person fellowship positions to the 2022 Flaherty Seminar.

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Each year the Flaherty offers emerging and mid-career filmmakers, media professionals and students Fellowships to attend the Flaherty Film Seminar. The Fellowship program is an expanded experience of the seminar, led by Fellows Coordinators and designed to further your knowledge of cinema through participation in an array of unique activities. If you are Indigenous to the land you call home, or have been historically dispossessed from your land, history, culture, and power, we especially invite you to apply to one of our Fellowships.


Graduate students in good standing who are currently enrolled in programs within the College of Media, Communication, and Information are eligible to apply. One fellowship slot is reserved for graduate students in the Department of Critical Media Practices.


The Flaherty x Boulder Fellowship covers the entire Seminar registration fee, which includes room, board, and all special events throughout the week. It does not cover other travel costs.


In order to receive a Fellowship, you must be available from Friday, June 24, 2022 until the end of the Seminar on Friday, July 1, 2022 at noon ET

  • Applicants awared for this Fellowship must be present on campus at Colgate University for the duration of this time. 

If you have received a Fellowship to attend the Seminar in the past, you are ineligible to apply.

If awarded a fellowship, the applicant agrees to attend the entirety of the 2022 Flaherty Seminar and participate in all Flaherty Fellows events, assignments, discussions, and special sessions. Please note the following statement from the Flaherty Seminar:

Fellowship awardees are required to assist with various assignments during the Seminar and virtual experience. These include assistance with administrative tasks, hospitality, note taking, or audio recording during Seminar discussions. These tasks will be kept to a minimum so as not to interfere with your participation in the Seminar. At the end of the program, all Fellowship awardees are required to submit a final report about their experience.

All Fellows will come out of the program with creative inspiration, experiences and connections, which will aid them in furthering their own careers and artistic endeavors.


Applications will be reviewed and awarded by Center faculty. The applicant should:

  • Demonstrate achievement in their profession or field of study, or show potential to be an emerging talent.
  • Effectively convey the reasons why they would like to attend the Seminar, and how they feel they can contribute to the event.

Deadline: 11:59 PM April 15th, 2022

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