SYLVIA & MARSHA DOCUMENTARY FILM 2016 FELLOWSHIPS
The SYLVIA & MARSHA documentary team is excited to announce endowed fellowship positions for exceptional candidates seeking to gain experience in all aspects of the production of a major feature documentary.
We are particularly interested in interviewing transwomen of color for this position.
About the project:
Addressing the systematic violence against transwomen of color, both today and historically, SYLVIA & MARSHA is an investigation into the death of legendary trans-rights activist Marsha “Pay It No Mind” Johnson, a demand for justice in a case long left cold. At its heart, SYLVIA & MARSHA is also a project to exhume a revolutionary cultural history, one that not only laid the foundation for trans-rights today, but was instrumental in the Queer Liberation movement as a whole. Shedding light on the resilience and activism of transwomen Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, the legendary duo who launched the transgender rights movement, SYLVIA & MARSHA connects these extraordinary women’s lives to the work of contemporary trans activists of color.
SYLVIA & MARSHA is director David France’s second documentary feature. His first, HOW TO SURVIVE A PLAGUE, was a Peabody Award winner and Oscar and Emmy nominee.
About the position:
Tell us what skills, experiences, interests in film, activism, media making you bring to the table. The team is eager to hear about your strength and interest in research, reporting, activism, filmmaking, video editing and post-production, outreach and engagement, social media or any other aspect of media production.
The position will be tailored to the skills of an outstanding candidate.
Applicants should be available to work in our Flatiron office in Manhattan at least 3 days a week from late May through August 2016. A second fellowship period will run from September to December 2016. Candidates may be awarded fellowships concurrently.
Sylvia and Marsha LLC is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunities company. All who are interested should submit a resume and thoughtful cover letter to
Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing from you.