Magazine article Screen International

AFI Launches China Fellowship

Magazine article Screen International

AFI Launches China Fellowship

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The American Film Institute on November 11 unveiled the AFI/IDG China Story Fellowship to develop feature-length screenplays that foster "greater understanding of Chinese history, culture and literature."

IDG Greater China underwrites the effort to provide nine AFI Fellows with travel to China for cultural research.

The participants will write a feature screenplay and receive a full scholarship for their second year at the AFI Conservatory, where they may develop the work.

The AFI China Story Fellowship programme stems from a leadership grant from IDG China and represents part of the AFI Conservatory's increase in scholarship opportunities for current and incoming Fellows.

Earlier this year, Paige Devitt, Derek Ustruck and Lindsay Golder were selected from the AFI screenwriting discipline to be the first recipients of the AFI China Story Fellowships. After the summer's immersive experience in China, they returned this autumn to begin their second year at the AFI Conservatory. …

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