Kartemquin is excited to announce the six talented interns that will join us during our Summer 2018 internship term. Learn more about each new member of the Kartemquin community below:
Julia Davis is a filmmaker and animator from the northern suburbs of Chicago. She is a recent graduate of Oberlin College, where she majored in Cinema Studies with a minor in Studio Art. She also studied at Prague Film School in the Czech Republic, earning a certificate in narrative filmmaking. In addition to making films, she is passionate about teaching filmmaking and media literacy.
Elodie Edjang is a recent graduate of Northwestern University's Documentary MFA program. Of Cameroonian decent, Elodie was born in France and raised in Georgia. She is interested in creating works centered around black people, queer people, women, and immigrants. Her latest film, Book of Daniel showcases a Sudanese refugee and his struggle to cope with trauma and isolation.
Jung-Ah is currently pursuing an MFA degree in Documentary Media at Northwestern University. She recently came to U.S from Seoul, South Korea and has a background of studying engineering in undergrad and Aesthetics in masters. She likes to have fun and enjoys mixing and experimenting different types of media in her filmmaking process. Her main agenda is technology and humans and how they affect one another.
Brian is a filmmaker who got his start in film shooting K-pop and hip hop videos with his dance crewmates in Madison, WI. While continuing to create dance videos, he also began pursuing filmmaking with a more narrative focus, helping out on short horror film The Lady in Black and writing screenplays for his own horror shorts. Currently, he is creating a documentary about K-pop fans in the U.S. Passionate about social issues regarding race, sexuality, globalization, and art – especially those in conjunction with Asian-American experiences – he hopes this documentary and future projects will engage people to confront and discuss these issues in a productive and meaningful way.
Josie Pommering is a recent graduate of Ohio University's Scripps College of Communication, majoring in Integrated Media with certificates in Diversity Studies and Social Media. During her time at Ohio, she's worked on several student film projects as an Associate Producer, Editor, and Assistant Editor. Josie has worked at the Franklin County Dog Shelter as a media intern where she created videos and managed social media. She is a storyteller who has a passion to use her words for good and a drive to make media that has a social impact. She hopes to use her storytelling skills to create films that give a voice to stories that need to be heard.
Stephanie is a recent graduate of Swarthmore College, where she studied History and Asian Studies. She was inspired to pursue filmmaking after she completed an oral history project on the Chinatown in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She hopes to continue telling stories of people and communities around the world.
Stephanie calls Beijing, China home.
The Kartemquin internship program is acclaimed by students, colleges, and the film industry, and is renowned for its high educational value. Throughout the term, interns attend educational workshops with Kartemquin staff members and filmmakers spanning in focus from documentary editing, fundraising, marketing and distribution, cinematography, and producing. The internship culminates in an intern demo showcase and feedback session.
Applications for our fall internship are due August 15. Learn more and apply here.
With a noted tradition of nurturing emerging talent and acting as a leading voice for independent media, Kartemquin is building on more than 50 years of history as Chicago’s documentary powerhouse.
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