William O'Farrell Fellowship, Northeast Historic Film, Bucksport, Maine, USA

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March 30, 2023
Maine, United States
Subject Fields: 
Archival Science, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History

Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is pleased to invite applicants for the 2023 William O’Farrell Fellowship. The O'Farrell Fellowship is awarded to an individual engaged in research toward a publication, production, or presentation based on moving image history and culture, particularly amateur and nontheatrical film. It honors the continuing legacy of Canadian film archivist William O’Farrell, a long-time advocate for amateur and nontheatrical film collections. The O'Farrell Fellowship is sponsored by Jim Lindner, a friend of Bill O’Farrell as well as a long-time mentor, and supporter of the archives. The fellowship supports a month’s study within Northeast Historic Film’s collections. Awardees must commit a minimum of two weeks to research in residency at NHF, preferably during the Northeast Historic Film Summer Sympsoium, July 27-29, 2023.


  • Researchers from all academic disciplines are eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants may be current graduate students, faculty, or staff at a college or university; archiveprofessionals; film producers; or independent scholars.
  • The fellowship is open to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals with appropriate visas.
  • Proposed research must be for work intended for publication, production, or presentation, basedon significant research in the collections of Northeast Historic Film.

More information and the application form may be found at: https://oldfilm.org/give/william-s-ofarrell-fellowship/

All materials should be emailed to Jennifer Jenkins, Chair, O'Farrell Fellowship Review Committee, at jenkinsj@arizona.edu by March 30, 2023.

Contact Info: 

Jennifer Jenkins

Professor, Literature, Film & Archival Studies
Research Social Scientist,The Southwest Center
Director, Bear Canyon Center for Southwest Humanities
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ 85721-0067 USA
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