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2019 Merata Mita fellowship


The Sundance Institute Merata Mita fellowship pays tribute to the immense artistic contributions and memory of Merata Mita (Ngati Pikiao/Ngai te Rangi). Merata served as an adviser and artistic director to the Sundance Institute's Native Filmmakers Lab from 2000 to 2009 where she mentored and developed some of the top Indigenous talent in today's film industry. In her time as a screenwriter and director herself, she is the first-and only-Maori woman to write and direct a dramatic feature film. This fellowship serves to continue Merata Mita's legacy, and to cultivate a stage for other Indigenous women around the world to tell their stories. 
 

  • Is there a fee?

No

  • What happens after I submit?

Standard decisions take a few weeks, all applicants will be notified no later than December 10, 2018.
 

WHAT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS OR PROBLEMS?
If you have additional questions about the Merata Mita Fellowship, please contact us at native_program@sundance.org.

  START YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION

  • Go to the online application portal, sign up for an account or log in with an existing one.
  • Log in and “Create a New Submission.”
  • Select “2019 Merata Mita Fellowship Applicants” 
  • Get started!