Rockwood JustFilms Fellowship Nominations

Rockwood is working in close strategic partnership with Ford Foundation staff and 2015-2017 Rockwood JustFilms Fellowship alums to identify nominees. Selected nominees who fit this year’s criteria will be invited to fill out an application form. Select applicants will then participate in a phone interview. Up to 12 leaders will be selected as 2019 Fellows. Due to the abundance of qualified nominees received in 2019, this program has become highly competitive; nomination or invitation to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the Fellowship.

Nomination Criteria

The ideal candidates for Rockwood’s JustFilms Fellowship:

  • Actively participate in work at the intersection of film and social justice;
  • Represent a range of leaders in the film and digital storytelling sector including creative administrators, media impact producers, filmmakers, film directors, curators, critics, archivists, thought leaders, and executive directors;
  • Play a senior leadership role at their organization; or are well-established professionals in the field;
  • Are committed to collaboration with other leaders;
  • See their work as contributing to a broader movement for social change;
  • Possess a personal/professional readiness to learn new leadership skills, including being open to peer and self-examination of leadership strengths, challenges, and styles;
  • Represent a diversity of racial, ethnic, sexual, gender identities, and geographies, as well as organizational resources and strategy;
  • Commit to full participation in the program, including attendance at two retreats, completing required pre-work and post-work, and engaging in at least once per month peer coaching.

There is no expectation or commitment about what the group will “become” or any expectation about further connection beyond this Fellowship.

Fellows will be chosen through a nomination process in close strategic partnership with Ford and JustFilms alums. There is no guarantee of funding from Ford as a result of this Fellowship.

Nomination Process

Selected nominees who fit this year’s criteria will be invited to fill out an application form. Select applicants will then participate in a phone interview. Up to twelve leaders will be selected as 2019 Fellows. Due to the abundance of qualified nominees received in 2019, this program has become highly competitive; nomination or invitation to apply does not guarantee acceptance into the Fellowship.

Timeline

February 2019:
  • Selected nominees who fit this year’s criteria will be invited to fill out an application form
March 2019:
  • Select applicants will participate in a phone interview
  • Up to twelve leaders will be selected as 2019 Fellows

About This Fellowship