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The L. Jeffrey Selznick School Fellowships

The Haghefilm Digitaal Fellowship +

Haghefilm Digitaal Preservation Laboratories selects the recipient of the fellowship in consultation with the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. To be eligible for the fellowship, students must have successfully completed the Selznick School requirements, hold a valid passport, and, if applicable, a tourist visa. The Haghefilm Fellowship must be fulfilled between July 1 and September 30 during the year of graduation.

The Haghefilm Digitaal Conservation Laboratories in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, awards a fellowship to one student each year upon his or her graduation from the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. The fellowship supports the student for one month of study and archival training at the Haghefilm Laboratories, including all travel and lodging expenses. During the term of the fellowship, the student will preserve a short film from the George Eastman Museum collection. The restored film is then presented internationally at festivals, museums, and conferences, including a world premiere at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto silent film festival. Haghefilm funds transportation and lodging for the fellowship winner to attend the festival and present his or her restoration to an international audience. The student is given credit on the restored print and receives one video copy of the film.

Past Recipients

  • 1998: Catherine Cormon (Switzerland, France)
  • 1999: Giovanni Schiano Lomoriello (Italy)
  • 2000: Wendy Glickman (United States)
  • 2001: Brigitte Paulowitz (Austria)
  • 2002: Sonia Genaitay (France)
  • 2003: Susan Busam (United States)
  • 2004: Annette Groschke (Germany)
  • 2005: Ulrich Rüdel (Germany)
  • 2006: Pat Doyen (United States)
  • 2007: Daniela Curro (Italy); Vincent Pirozzi (United States)
  • 2008: Tatiana Carvalho (Brazil)
  • 2009: Sabrina Negri (Italy)
  • 2010: Karin Carlson (United States)
  • 2011: Clara Sánchez-Dehesa Galán (Spain)
  • 2012: Josh Romphf (Canada)
  • 2013: Carole Fodor (France)
  • 2014: Lauren Alberque (United States)
  • 2015: Erin Palombi (United States)
  • 2016: Janneke van Dalen (Netherlands)
  • 2017: Sam Lane (United States)
  • 2018: Julia Mettenleiter (Germany)

 

The Pordenone Silent Film Festival Fellowship +

The Pordenone Silent Film Festival Fellowship is awarded to a student of The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation interested in the historical research and archival study of silent cinema and willing to attend the Giornate del Cinema Muto, held every year for eight days during the first half of October in the town of Pordenone, Italy.

The winner of the fellowship will be expected to work during the academic year preceding the festival on the following projects: (1) a comprehensive catalog of all the films shown during the Pordenone Silent Film Festival from 1982 to the present and (2) the annual program brochure of the festival.

In order to be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must demonstrate outstanding abilities in retrieving, copying, organizing, and editing filmographic information; editing texts from contributors to the program; handling correspondence with the festival staff and with the specialists involved in the projects; as well as managing data on computer databases. Meticulousness, efficiency, ability to handle multiple tasks, and troubleshooting skills are essential requirements for the above assignments.

The winner of the fellowship will be invited to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival immediately following graduation. Roundtrip airfare, lodging for the duration of the festival, and accreditation to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival will be provided by the festival office. The name of the recipient will be announced no later than December 31st of the year preceding the festival. By accepting the fellowship, the recipient agrees to undertake and complete the assignments outlined above in a manner satisfactory to the Board of Directors of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival by September 30th of the year in which the festival takes place. Failure to successfully meet all assignments will result in the withdrawal of the scholarship and the cancellation of the travel and lodging reservations.

Previous Recipients:

  • 1999: Cindi Rowell (United States)
  • 2000: Mark Toscano (United States), Julie Buck (United States)
  • 2001: Anke Mebold (Germany)
  • 2002: Linda Shah (United States)
  • 2003: Ember Lundgren (Canada)
  • 2004: Brendan Burchill (United States)
  • 2005: Albert Steg (United States)
  • 2006: Brian Meacham (United States)
  • 2007: Alice Moscoso (France)
  • 2008: Rita Monica Nicola (United States)
  • 2009: James Layton (United Kingdom)
  • 2010: Mason Rader (United States)
  • 2011: Tara Kelley (United States)
  • 2012: Crystal Kui (United States)
  • 2013: Almudena Escobar López (Spain)
  • 2014: Clara Auclair (France)

Image Permanence Institute Selznick School Internship +

The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, in cooperation with the Image Permanence Institute, has established the Image Permanence Institute Selznick School Internship.

The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. The Image Permanence Institute was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.

Since the late 1980s, the Image Permanence Institute has focused on developing strategies for the preservation of imaging materials, most notably photographic materials. Work on film has been an integral part of the Image Permanence Institute's research efforts over the years.

The purpose of the internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research, which in turn will support the continued development of leaders in the field of moving image archiving and conservation.

During the 6- to 8-week internship period, the student will become familiar with the research programs, staff, and equipment at the Image Permanence Institute. In addition, the student will work on existing projects or, if appropriate, do research under the guidance of the Image Permanence Institute staff.

Past Recipients

  • 2008: Jennifer Miko (United States)
  • 2009: Rachel E. Bauer (United States)
  • 2010: Joshua Haidet (United States)
  • 2011: Marissa Haddock (United States)
  • 2012: Andrew Whitmore (United States)
  • 2013: Shannon Fitzpatrick (United States)
  • 2014: Joshua Yocum (United States)
  • 2015: Gordon Nelson (United States)
  • 2016: Brian Fitzgerald (United States)
  • 2017: Connor Simon (United States)

George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services Fellowship +

The George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services Fellowship is awarded every year to a student of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation that has distinguished him/herself for interest and abilities in the field of digital preservation. Supported by George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services, this fellowship aims at offering further training and experience in digital technologies applied to preservation and access.

The winner of the fellowship will perform paid work at George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services on a full-time basis over the months of July and August. The fellowship recipient will assist the laboratory staff in day-to-day activities and take part in current digital preservation and access projects. All the activities of the fellowship recipient will be guided and supervised by the preservation manager and the digital laboratory manager at the Eastman Museum.

To be eligible for the fellowship, students must be able to arrange for their own transportation between the George Eastman Museum and George Eastman Museum Film Preservation Services at Eastman Business Park, about 8 miles away (and not covered by public transportation).

Past Recipients

  • 2015: Edward Brett Scheuermann (United States)
  • 2016: Theodore Harrison (United States)
  • 2017: Bryan Burns (United States)
  • 2017: Allen Perkins (United States)
  • 2018: Vanessa Scharrer (Austria) 

The Rockefeller Archive Center Fellowship +

The Rockefeller Archive Center Fellowship is awarded annually to an outstanding student who has successfully completed their course work at The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.

Located in Sleepy Hollow, New York, the Rockefeller Archive Center (RAC) holds a diverse collection of film, video, and audio recordings. The Fellowship allows the recipient to work alongside the RAC Audiovisual Archivist and Collection Management staff by assisting in audiovisual preservation projects, surveys, inspections, vault management, and other pertinent audiovisual duties, as well as attending relevant meetings and training sessions.

Moreover, the Fellowship allows the recipient the opportunity to observe RAC procedures for acquisition, accessioning, preservation, and access, as well as approaches to licensing footage, strategies for arranging and describing audiovisual material, and assisting researchers, students, and scholars.

Interested graduates should possess strong film inspection skills, a keen attention to detail, a strong work ethic, organizational abilities, and an interest in the daily workings of a non-audiovisual-specific archival repository.

The Fellowship takes place during the summer months. The exact duration of the Fellowship is determined by both the RAC and the selected graduate; however, it is anticipated to last no longer than ten (10) weeks. The recipient receives hourly compensation and is expected to work 35 hours per week. The recipient will be responsible for securing housing, meals and other expenses.

Past Recipients

  • 2015: Jennifer Harvey (United States)
  • 2017: Katherine Pratt (United States)
  • 2018: Will Forsythe (United States)

The Ray Edmondson/National Film and Sound Archive, Australia Fellowship +

The Ray Edmondson/NFSA Fellowship supports a graduating student from The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation at George Eastman Museum, to embed with the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia as a member of the curatorial team for up to two months. The successful applicant will work on curatorial projects which may include research and selection; identification and original format analysis; collaboration with our technical experts re digitization, and potential curation of works for exhibition or published articles. This is a significant opportunity to experience active audiovisual archiving in both the analogue and digital realms, with the opportunity to explore areas of particular interest with archival colleagues and technical practitioners.

Past Recipients

  • 1998: Catherine Cormon (Switzerland, France)
  • 1999: Giovanni Schiano Lomoriello (Italy)
  • 2000: Wendy Glickman (United States)
  • 2001: Brigitte Paulowitz (Austria)
  • 2018: Amit Patil (India)