National Geographic harnesses the power of storytelling to share science, adventure and exploration programming from all reaches of the world, and through the launch of a new fellowship program, the company will support the next generation of filmmakers whose work shares those same core goals.
At its Second Annual Filmmakers Reception at this year’s Sundance Film Festival on January 22, National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe announced the creation of the Further Filmmaker Fellowship, a grant program supporting young documentarians who embody the company’s spirit of exploration. The fellowship, a partnership with the Sundance Institute, was named for National Geographic’s global brand tagline “Further,” which symbolizes the desire to take risks, never settle, be radical about facts and always be hungry for more.
“At National Geographic, we believe in empowering visionaries who take risks to tell compelling stories that break through and matter,” Monroe said. “We are excited to partner with an emerging filmmaker to take us even further in our quest to explore the world and all that’s in it—whether big or small. We are thrilled to collaborate with Sundance Institute in a way that contributes to the next generation of storytellers.”
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