Deadline: July 1, 2022
The Jackson Wild Summit Fellowship is a comprehensive program for storytellers to accelerate their project in development through a series of skill-building workshops, networking events, pitching opportunities and mentorship. Projects in development must include a visual media component (e.g. short-form and long-form films, animation, VR/AR/360° video, a web series, a film impact campaign, etc.). Projects can consist of a wide range of topics including but not limited to environmental justice, climate change, conservation, human-wildlife conflict, traditional ecological knowledge, etc. Applicants will be asked to clearly articulate their goals. A fellow’s undertaking can be in the early, middle, or later stage of development. This 4-month program will accept 10 to 15 in-person fellows, beginning their journey virtually with a slate of workshops, gatherings and mentorship and will culminate with an engaging lineup of exclusive skill-building and networking opportunities at the 31st annual Jackson Wild Summit in Burgenland, Austria.
Jackson Wild celebrates inclusivity and the creative perspectives of emerging natural history and science filmmakers. Storytellers who represent historically excluded communities are encouraged to apply. Please note that this fellowship will primarily be conducted in English.
2022 Summit Fellows Will Receive:
- A complimentary pass to the 2022 Jackson Wild Summit
- Lodging that is covered for the duration of the fellowship (Sat, Sept 24 – Sun, Oct 1)
- A financial stipend to cover the cost of travel
- The Summit Fellowship is open to all storytellers from around the world
- Applicants must have at least 2 years of experience working in the industry
- Applicants must have at least one project in development
The Ideal Candidates:
- Emerging to mid-career wildlife, science, and natural history storytellers who are interested in growing their network and gaining a deeper understanding of the industry as a whole
- Creators with a focus on visual media whose backgrounds are outside of nature-centered topics, but who are looking to “genre hop” into the wildlife filmmaking industry
- Natural history/wildlife photographers who are in the process of expanding the scope of their work into video