Call for Applications: Videography Mentorship Program until 30.06!

In the frame of the symposium "Videography: Art and Academia. Epistemological, Political and Pedagogical Potentials of Audiovisual Practices" there is a mentoring program for early stage researchers in art and academia for members of the Babelsberg Film University and externals. Deadline is June 30, 2022

The Videography Mentorship Program will run as part of the symposium “Videography: Art and Academia. Epistemological, Political and Pedagogical Potentials of Audiovisual Practices,” which will take place in Hannover, Germany on November 2-4, 2022 and is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The Videography Mentorship Program is designed to open the videographic community of practice to up to 10 new members at the beginning of their own videographic journeys. We are thrilled that the following scholars/practitioners have agreed to serve as mentors: Catherine Grant, Christian Keathley, Jason Mittell, Allison de Fren, Kevin B. Lee, and Ian Garwood.

In the months leading up to the symposium, each mentee will be paired with a mentor, receive a short videographic assignment based on their proposal, and work towards producing a video essay (ca. 5-10 minutes) and an accompanying creator’s statement (ca. 800-1,000 words). The mentees will meet virtually with their mentor once before the symposium to discuss the completed assignment and the larger project and once during the symposium itself to give feedback on the work-in-progress.

You are invited to submit a proposal for the Videography Mentorship Program. No previous experience in making video essays is required. Access to editing software (e.g. Adobe Premiere Pro, DaVinci Resolve, iMovie) and basic knowledge of how to use it will be necessary to work on the assignment and larger project. We welcome applications from graduate students and faculty. If admitted to the program, your travel costs to the symposium and hotel accommodation will be covered. The program is open to applicants of all nationalities. However, we can only sponsor travel costs from within Europe.

Please send a brief proposal (max. 300 words) of your videographic project and a short bio (max. 100 words) with the subject line “Videography Mentorship Program” to videography(at) The deadline is June 30, 2022. We will notify all applicants by mid-July 2022.

Dr. Evelyn Kreutzer, Prof. Dr. Kathleen Loock, Anna-Sophie Philippi, and Dr. Maike Reinerth (the organizers of the symposium)