Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship

APPLICATION

 

ACE is very proud to support the Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship Award program.

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Karen Schmeer, A.C.E., was one of the leading film editors of her generation. A native of Portland, Oregon, Karen had always been an avid lover of film. After graduating from Boston University, where she studied anthropology, Karen began working with Errol Morris as a researcher.

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She began her remarkable career by editing a film that Morris had feared was “completely uneditable,” 1997’s Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control. Her extraordinary success — weaving four disparate characters’ stories into a poetic symphony of human emotion, sheer whimsy, and questions about the meaning of life — marked the beginning of a·decade-long collaboration with Morris. Their work together includes some of the most exciting documentary films in recent times: the Academy Award-Winning·Fog of War; the controversial Mr. Death; and the groundbreaking IFC series First Person.
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This fellowship is dedicated to honoring her memory, as we aim to give our fellows the same level of care and inspiration that Karen provided for so many.
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To read more about the Fellowship, visit: http://www.karenschmeer.com

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To Donate Online: 

 

To Donate by Mail, please make checks to “ACE Educational Center”
Important: Write “Karen Schmeer Fellowship” in the memo line.

Karen Schmeer Fellowship
c/o ACE Educational Center
5555 Melrose Ave
Marx Brothers Bldg., Room #108
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Kristin Bye 

2018 Karen Schmeer
Fellowship Recipient
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Kristin works on long and short-form documentary, commercial and fiction films. Most recently, Kristin edited Obit, a feature documentary directed by Vanessa Gould about the obituary writers at the New York Times.
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Obit premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and is distributed by Kino Lorber.  NPR called Obit “heartfelt and unshakable” and the New York Times chose it as a Critics’ Pick, describing it as “observant, graceful and nonchalantly witty.”
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Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in International Studies from the University of Washington (Seattle) and studied language, art and design in France for three years.