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newportFILM: Documentary Cinematography Lab


newportFILM.logo.1Yesterday, newportFILM announced a new program to provide support and mentorship to documentary cinematographers. The newportFILM lab, developed in consultation with Sean Flynn, Co-Founder and Program Director at Points North Institute, will host seven emerging filmmakers for a weekend retreat. Offering master classes on cinematography, the retreat will be held October 18-20, 2019.

Shana Hagan (Director of Photography: The Kingmaker, Generation Wealth, The Queen of Versailles), Nelson Hume (Director of Photography: Long Strange Trip, Happy Valley, Whitney) and Robb Moss (Harvard University, Chair of the Department of Visual and Environmental Studies) will serve as mentors. Accepted participants in this year’s program include Nausheen Dadabhoy, Jessica Earnshaw, Lucas Guilkey, Dana Kalmey, Robert Kolodny, Souki Mehdaoui and Christina Shaman.

The retreat will provide these filmmakers an opportunity to discuss their process, share their current projects with peers and receive critiques from mentors and leaders in the industry. The inaugural year will be hosted at the Norman Bird Sanctuary outside Newport, Rhode Island

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