The Center for Documentary and Ethnographic Media is proud to partner with Flaherty in supporting the dynamic, passionate, and international documentary community. The Center, with the generous support of the College of Media, Communication, and Information and the Department of Critical Media Practices, has partnered with the Flaherty media arts organization to create Flaherty x Boulder, a partnernership for fostering and promoting historical and contemporary documentary media art and its practitioners.


We are now accepting applications for the Flaherty x Boulder Fellowship to attend the 2023 Flaherty Seminar, taking place at Skidmore College June 16-23. The fellowship covers the entire registration fee, which includes room, board, and all special events throughout the week.

The theme of the 2023 Seminar is Queer World-Mending, programmed by Jon Davies & Steve Reinke at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The application is open to graduate students from any department in CMCI. 

Flaherty x Boulder Fellowship Application

Previous Fellows

  • Melanie Hill, Media and Public Engagement (2016)
  • Ramey Newell, Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices (2016)
  • Keely Kernan, Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices (2017)
  • Rebecca Zinner, Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices (2017)
  • Amy Lauren, Interdisciplinary Documentary Media Practices (2018)
  • Eliseo Ortiz, Emergent Technologies and Meida Arts Practices (2019)
  • Josh Westerman, Emergent Technologies and Meida Arts Practices (2019)
  • Renata Barreto, Emergent Technologies and Meida Arts Practices (2021)
  • Laurids Andersen Sonne, Emergent Technologies and Meida Arts Practices (2021)
  • Bentley Brown, Emergent Technologies and Meida Arts Practices (2022)
  • Toma Peiu, Emergent Technologies and Meida Arts Practices (2022)

Audience with Frances Flaherty at the 1954 Flaherty Seminar.

About Flaherty

Flaherty is a media arts organization that brings together diverse, curious minds to foster an in-depth discourse on film and the creative process. Flaherty is dedicated to the proposition that independent media can illuminate the human spirit. Its mission is to foster exploration, dialogue, and introspection about the art and craft of all forms of the moving image.

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