Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship is designed to foster the development of an emerging documentary film editor.
Anna Gustavi is to receive the fifth Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship (KSFEF).
Created in memory of film editor Karen Schmeer, the year-long fellowship is designed to foster the development of an emerging documentary film editor by offering opportunities for creative growth and professional community building.
Gustavi’s mentors this year will be Bob Eisenhardt, A.C.E., Matthew Hamachek and Toby Shimin.
“I have a deep admiration for Karen’s style, sensibility and craft. And the fellowship, in the way that it helps emerging editors, is a great tribute to her legacy. I’m very honoured and humbled to join an accomplished line of previous fellows. I’m looking forward t experiencing all that the fellowship has to offer, especially to humbly receive mentorship from skilled editors whose work I admire,” said Gustavi.
Gustavi will receive the fellowship on March 17 at the SXSW Film Festival awards ceremony in Austin, Texas.