Super excited I'm an LEF Fellow for this year's Flaherty Film Seminar. Can't wait to meet all the fellows and engage in the films and discussions. Dang, The Flaherty Seminar began in the 1950s before the era of film schools-when Robert Flaherty's widow, Frances, convened a group of filmmakers, critics, curators, musicians, and other film enthusiasts at the Flaherty farm in Vermont. For more than sixty years the Flaherty Seminar has been firmly established as a one-of-a-kind institution that seeks to encourage filmmakers and other artists to explore the potential of the moving image. The films of such directors as Louis Malle, the Maysles brothers, Mira Nair, Satyajit Ray, Agneés Varda, John Cassavetes, Marlon Riggs, Yasujiro Ozu, Pedro Costa and Joris Ivens were shown at the Seminar before they were known generally in the American film community! I'm grateful to the LEF Foundation for this opportunity.
Updates on LIVING SOUND documentary
We are honored to receive a Maine Arts Commission Project Grant for Maine Artists for our continued production work on LIVING SOUND. Things have shifted during the pandemic, but are moving forward on production and interviews, to tell the story of legendary record producer Ethel Gabriel. Also, SoundGirls, who we are in association with, has awarded two Ethel Gabriel scholarships for 2021 to support continuing audio education for women in sound.The 2020 recipients are Katherine Brophy and Dian Yu.
Dian Yu is from Beijing China, where she studied sound. She was accepted into the Sound Design graduate program at University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She wants to be a role model for young women in her field.
Katherine Brophy is studying at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, graduating May 2021 (GPA 3.724, Dean’s List) . She will earn a Bachelor’s of Music Business with an emphasis in Production.