Congratulations to the 2019 Flaherty Fellows!
This year the Flaherty received a record number of outstanding applications for our fellowship program and we are very pleased to announce our 2019 Seminar Fellows.
The fellowships are made possible thanks to the generous support from John Bruce, California Institute of the Arts, California College of the Arts, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Duke University, The Film Study Center at Harvard University (FSC), Firelight Media, Tribeca Film Institute, The Flaherty Curatorial Fellowship, Kate Cashel Fund of The Community Foundation for the Greater Capital Region, Lucy Kostelanetz, Leo DratfieldEndowment, LEF Foundation New England, Erica Levin, Jill Mosebach, Paul Ronder Endowment, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, Steve Schrader, Sol Worth Endowment, University of California San Diego, University of Colorado, University of Rochester, Vision Maker Media, and Waterman II Fund of The Philadelphia Foundation.
Flaherty Professional Development Fellows:
David de Rozas
Tania Hernández Velasco
George Stoney Fellow:
Flaherty Curatorial Fellows:
Sponsored by the Waterman II Fund of the Philadelphia Foundation
Chet Catherine Pancake
LEF New England Fellows:
California College of the Arts Fellow:
California Institute of the Arts Fellows:
Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) Fellow:
Duke University Fellows:
Michael Betts, II
The Film Study Center at Harvard University (FSC) Fellows:
Firelight Media Fellow:
Princess Grace Foundation-USA Fellows:
Tribeca Film Institute Fellow:
University of Colorado Boulder Fellow:
University of Rochester Fellow:
University of California San Diego Fellow:
Vision Maker Media
2019 Fellow Coordinators
Nehad Khader is a filmmaker, curator, editor and cultural historian trained in media and literature by black and Palestinian creators. She is the Program Director at Philadelphia’s BlackStar Film Festival and was Founding Curator of the DC Palestiian Film & Arts Festival for six years until transitioning into an advisory role. Nehad is a 2017 Flaherty Film Seminar fellow, a 2017 Leeway Transformation Award winner, a 2018 Tribeca Film Institute fellow, and a 2019 Logan Nonfiction Program fellow. She was selected by the Palestine Film Institute to attend the Cannes Producer’s Network at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival for her debut feature Unbowed (in production). She produced White Fright(dir. David Felix Sutcliffe) now streaming on The Guardian.
Jim Supanick is a videomaker and writer, born in Cleveland, OH and living in Brooklyn, NY. He is currently at work on a dissertation about laboratory and field investigations of nonhuman animal sensoria. A co-programmer (with Kathy High) for the Spring 2012 edition of Flaherty NYC, his essays on the moving image have appeared in Film Comment, Millennium Film Journal, The Wire, Cineaste, and The Brooklyn Rail, along with exhibition catalogs and DVD releases. He is the recipient of a Creative Capital Arts Writers Grant and a NYFA Grant for Nonfiction Literature. Jim is also a member of Synthhumpers, a musical collaboration with Josh Solondz. This fall he joins the faculty at CU Boulder.