Thursday, July 8, 2010

Announcing the 2010 Morrison Film Fellowships

Sally Levi, of Bristol, and Dean Merrill, of Portland, are the 2010 recipients of the Jane Morrison Film Fellowship, awarded by the Maine Community Foundation.

A graduate of the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, Levi has taught at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport, Maine, since 2008. She has served as writer, director and/or producer on a number of documentary films, including Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor for PBS/Nova and Design Revolution sponsored by MIT, both 2009. Levi will use the Morrison fellowship to attend the Film and Media Producing program at Lund University in Sweden.

Merrill graduated from Maine College of Art (MECA) and now runs Apogee Creative Studio. He has worked as a multi-media designer for several companies, most recently L.L. Bean, Amayzing By Design and MECA. He will be taking classes at either the Maine Media College or the New York Film Academy with support from the Morrison fund.

The Maine Arts Commission (MAC) manages the review process for the Morrison Memorial Film Fund, which was established in 1988 in memory of filmmaker Jane Morrison. Previous winners include Amy Brown, Joseph Brunette, Lance Edmands, Nikolai Fox and Cecily Pingree.

Applications for next year’s fellowship(s) must be postmarked by January 14, 2011. Go to for guidelines. Each applicant must speak with Kerstin Gilg, media arts and performing arts associate at MAC, at 207/287-2726 before applying. Preference is given, but not restricted, to Maine residents.

A statewide organization with offices in Ellsworth and Portland, the Maine Community Foundation partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities. For more information, visit or call 1-877-700-6800.
Carl Little

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