Focus Features is renowned for producing classics and films that push the envelope, often at the same time. Touting such titles as Pride & Prejudice, Brokeback Mountain, Suffragette, Academy Award nominated The Danish Girl, and a new feature coming out this summer, Five Flights Up, which stars film legends Diane Keaton and Morgan Freeman, Focus Features has secured its legacy as an important production company in Hollywood.
Focus Features just announced a brand new fellowship to continue the building of their legacy in Hollywood as a diverse company that celebrates all walks of life- and tries to represent them. In a partnership with Film Independentai??i??s Project Involve, Focus Features is launching at $10,000 fellowship for a trans filmmaker. The Lili Elbe Fellowship, named after the real life inspiration behind The Danish Girl, will provide winning participates with a $10,000 grant and opportunities for mentor-ship under the industryai??i??s top talent, including Nina Yang Bongiovi (Fruitville Station) and Christine Vachon (Boys Donai??i??t Cry, Carol).
There arenai??i??t many details on the fellowship yet, or requirements for how to apply and qualify, but you can keep an eye out for more information on the Focus Features website.
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