Providing youth in the US/MX transborder region with resources & mentorship to produce 16mm narrative films. Made possible in part by generous sponsorhip from Kodak Motion Picture Film and FotoKem LA.

Non-filmmakers and/or First-time filmmakers are encouraged to apply.  AT LEAST ONE PERSON in primary production team (Director, Producer, Screenwriter) must be from the USA & AT LEAST ONE PERSON must be from Mexico. Members of primary production team must be 18 - 25 years of age.

Each Fellow receives: Use of 16mm Arri SRII Camera, Vintage Takumar Lens Kit, Tripod + Basic grip gea, 1,600’ of 16mm Kodak Film, Processing for 1,600’ of film, High resolution Scan for 1,600’ of film


The inaugural 2022/23 Fellows/Projects are Jafet Arzate (Las Señales Ya No Están en el Cielo / The Signs Are No Longer in the Sky) and Marinthia Gutiérrez (She Stays / Ella Se Queda).

Carolina Alvarez (Femme Regard Productions), Evan Apodaca (Filmmaker), Ryan Betschart (CALARTS, SDUFF),
Danielle Higgins (Department), Omar Lopex (Standard Fantastic Pictures), Adriana Trujillo (Cine Tonala, Cinema Parallels), Maura Walters (Standard Fantastic Pictures), Paolo Zúñiga (UCSD)