Roger Ebert’s Legacy Lives On In Inaugural Sundance Film Critics Fellowship

The late Roger Ebert was a regular and presence around the Sundance Film Festival grounds. Now his legacy will help develop the next generation of film critics making the Yarrow their second home at Sundance 2014. The festival today announced its first Fellowship for Film Criticism, which will award six emerging film critics a grant for expenses to cover the annual fest that runs from January 16-26, 2014 in Park City. The Sundance-Ebert fellows will have access to screenings and workshops with pro film critics and industry figures as well as the chance to pitch to fest partner Indiewire. The program is funded by the Sundance Institute’s Roger Ebert Scholarship for Film Criticism and is geared toward moderately experienced newbies; applicants must have completed at least 3 years undergrad and cannot have more than two years writing criticism or journalism about film. Submissions will be accepted at and must include a one-page resume, 3 film-related writing samples, and a 300-word statement of intent. The deadline is October 31.

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