The American Film Institute (AFI) announced two programs designed to support women cinematographers working in Hollywood. The tuition-free programs are sponsored by 21st Century Fox.
Through studies and practical experience, the AFI Cinematography Introductory Intensive for Women (CIIW), will take place on August 3-6, at the AFI campus and consists of workshops, discussions, and screenings designed to encourage participants to become cinematographers. Submissions opened June 4, and the deadline to apply is June 15.
The second program is known as the Fox DP Lab and is aimed at recent female graduates of the AFI Conservatory. Ten to 15 AFI graduates will be chosen and have the opportunity to meet with executives responsible for recommending and approving cinematographers, receive career guidance from Fox cinematographers and see a Fox studio film or Fox series being shot.
Applications for the Fox DP Lab — exclusively for AFI Cinematography alumnae — will open in August 2018.