Storytellers’ Institute: Summer Residency and Festival open – Apply by 12/15

The Storytellers’ Institute sponsored by the John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS).

It is a five-week summer residency at Skidmore College. This unique experience combines the freedom to create work with the fulfillment of mentoring the next generation of practitioners. The institute brings together four professional documentarians (Visiting Fellows) and 10 Skidmore College student and faculty members to work on personal projects, receive and give critiques, and engage with a theme. This year’s theme, Surveil/Surveilled, invites a timely discussion around rights to privacy and also a meta conversation about documentary techniques and surveillance. Visiting Fellow applications are now open and documentary makers working in all mediums are invited to apply. Priority is given to those working most closely with the annual theme.
Fellowship includes: a $2500 honorarium, travel stipend, a public exhibition, room and board, workspace, and access to Skidmore facilities
Dates: May 31- July 1, 2018
Applications Deadline: December 15, 2017

MDOCS Storytellers’ Festival/Symposium:
Calling all documentary practitioners, scholars, media activists and surveillance studies scholars to submit their work!
Each June, Skidmore College’s John B. Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative (MDOCS) Storytellers’ Institute hosts a weekend-long Documentary Festival/Symposium – public presentations of artistic work and deep-dive conversations around an annual theme. Public activities are free of charge.
In our 3rd year, we welcome submissions that explore the theme Surveil/Surveilled in the following forms:
creative presentations of documentary work in all mediums (films screenings, artists talks, audio listening sessions, interactive experiences, photography, performances, etc);
pre-constituted panels/conversations;
skill building workshops;
individual papers (to be arranged into panels by the organizers).

Important Dates
Deadline: submissions due by December 15th 2017
Notification of acceptance by: February 2018
Festival/Symposium Dates: June 7th– 10th 2018
Festival location: Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866. Saratoga Springs is under 200 miles from Boston, MA; Montreal, CA, and New York, NY, and may be reached by car, bus, rail, and at the Albany, NY airport (approximately 30 miles).
Cost
There is no registration fee for the Festival/Symposium. A limited number of travel/board scholarships are available. Funds will prioritize organizations and individuals without institutional support for participation in conferences. Meals will be provided for festival participants.
Please click here to submit an event.
The Programming Committee will respond to all proposals by in February 2018.
For information please contact: [email protected]