Meet the 2023 Fellows

  • N. Palm Beach, FL

    Posted by · August 03, 2023 1:20 AM

    Kimberley is a former special education attorney and has recently transitioned into the field of documentary filmmaking. Motivated by the systemic inequities she witnessed in the legal system, particularly those affecting schoolchildren, Kimberley seeks to use storytelling as a means of inspiring public action towards policy change. She is a strong advocate for policies that protect children with disabilities and has volunteered her time at the local, state, and national levels. She is an active participant in various documentary filmmaking groups and has taken courses through the Sundance Institute Collab Program. Her fellowship film is called “A Bad Day”.

  • Baltimore, MD

    Posted by · August 03, 2023 1:17 AM

    Kamila is an Assistant Professor in Electronic Media and Film, with a PhD in American Studies from the University of Maryland. Her scholarship focuses on race and gender-based trauma's impact on Black identity, media, and cultural production. She has written, produced, and directed feature films and political campaign videos. In 2021, she received the Saul Zaents Innovation Fund Fellowship for her short documentary, “The Periscopic Gaze”, currently in post-production.

  • Takoma Park, MD

    Posted by · August 03, 2023 1:12 AM

    Jordana is a social practice visual artist and documentary filmmaker. She has a passion for using art to create social change and has collaborated with policy makers and community organizers to do so. Jordana has co-created visual art pieces with various marginalized groups, including undocumented artists living in deportation centers, families seeking asylum, artists in the New York City incarceration system. She received her MFA in Social Practice from the Corcoran School of Art and Design at the George Washington University and created the multimedia project (Un)Natural Divides and The Body Spectrum, a documentary exploring gender identity. Her fellowship film is “Free for All”.

  • Commerce, GA

    Posted by · August 03, 2023 1:10 AM

    Heidi Wis a strategist, organizer, and creative who believes in the power of art and inspired advocacy to change the world for the better. A respected leader in the progressive and feminist movements, Heidi is widely regarded as a critical voice on issues regarding women’s rights, reproductive justice, and racial equality. In addition to her political work, Heidi’s passion for seeing the experiences of women and girls of color reflected in culture and politics has led her to explore artistic avenues to tell new stories of empowerment for Black women. Her fellowship film is called “Blood, Laughter, & Tears”.

  • Pembroke Pines, FL

    Posted by · August 03, 2023 1:05 AM

    Dan is an award-winning sound designer and mixer with over 13 years of experience in the film and television industry. He has collaborated with respected brands and networks and his work has been recognized with numerous awards and nominations, including a Suncoast regional Emmy Award, two gold and two silver Promax, and two Latin Grammy nominations. His Fellowship film is called “The Purpose”.

  • Richboro, PA

    Posted by · August 03, 2023 1:04 AM

    Cime earned a bachelor's degree in Theatre Arts from Morgan State, where her original play, “And This is What I Saw”, won the Arthur Lamb-Turpin Theatre Award. Her short films have been selected for various film festivals and she has received awards such as the Las Vegas Film Festival's Silver Ace Award. Cime occasionally performs stand-up comedy. She is currently editing her first documentary, “State Champions” and has participated in Docs Trailer Night.

  • Chicago, IL

    Posted by · August 03, 2023 12:44 AM

    Angela is a visual artist, educator, and activist with 28 years of experience in civic leadership and diversity management. She advocates for young adults in social justice reform through STEAM programming. Her academic research critiques Black feminism through Hip-Hop narratives and womanism. She has presented at conferences nationally and internationally on educational disparities and the characteristics of a global leader. Dr. Mosley founded a nonprofit organization in 2019 that seeks to ignite social change and reform the community through the Arts. Her fellowship film is “Sound 606: Chicago After Dark”.