Sally Menke Memorial Fellowship

ACE proudly supports the Sally Menke Memorial Fellowship

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menke_Over many years, Sally Menke was an inspired mentor to Sundance Institute filmmakers and editors. As a long-time Creative Advisor, she was kind, clear-minded, generous, and passionate about the creative process. She loved the editing room and spent hours with the Fellows, using her own experiences and skills to help the filmmakers bring their visions to life. Her many credits include Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Jackie Brown, All the Pretty Horses, Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds.

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In 2011, in collaboration with the Sundance Institute, Sally’s husband Dean and her children, Isabella and Lucas, created the Sally Menke Memorial Editing Fellowship to honor Sally’s memory as well as her love of mentoring.

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Selected annually, the Sally Menke Editing Fellow will work as an Editor at the Sundance Institute June Directors Lab, focusing on editing the workshop scenes of two directors selected for the Lab. The Fellow will also have the year-round opportunity to work with two established editors as mentors.

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The Sally Menke Editing Fellowship is designed to support an emerging narrative editor who has edited at least one narrative film (no more than four), and any number of shorts, documentary films, industrial films, or webisodes. Additionally, the ideal candidate is committed to continuing a career in editing, passionate about the creative process and is open to exploration and experimentation in the editing room. The 2015 Sally Menke Editing Fellow is Erica Freed Marker. Past recipients of the Editing Fellowship include Julia Bloch in 2011, Debbie Berman in 2012, Joseph Krings in 2013, Alex O’Flinn in 2014.

The 2016 deadline for Sally Menke Fellowship applications has passed. Sally Menke Fellowship applications are considered by invitation or recommendation only and the selection process for 2017 applicants will begin next February. For more information, please contact Carlos Garza at carlos_garza@sundance.org.

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If you would like to make a donation, please send to:
Sundance Institute
Attn: Accounting / Menke Fellowship
PO Box 684429
Park City, UT 84068

Contact Email: laura_shumate@sundance.org