Sally Levi of Bristol is the 2011 recipient of the Jane Morrison Film Fellowship, awarded by the Maine Community Foundation and administered by the Maine Arts Commission.
Sally Levi graduated from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. She has has taught at Maine Media Workshops in Rockport since 2008 and was director of the film program in 2010. She has served as writer, director and/or producer on a number of documentary films, including Killer Subs in Pearl Harbor for PBS/Nova in 2009 and Design Revolution sponsored by MIT in 2010. Levi will use the Morrison fellowship to finish a master’s degree at the Film and Media Producing program at Lund University in Sweden. She plans to return to Maine after her studies to work and teach.
The Jane Morrison funds were 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) are due January 14, 2012. Go to www.mainearts.maine.gov for guidelines. Each applicant must speak with Kerstin Gilg, media arts and performing arts associate at the Arts Commission, at 207/287-6719 before applying. Preference is given, but not restricted, to Maine residents.
The Maine Community Foundation is a statewide organization which partners with donors and nonprofits to strengthen Maine communities. For more information, visit www.mainecf.org or call 1-877-700-6800.