Cinema Alumna Chosen as 2018 Film Independent Fellow in L.A.

This year, VCUarts Cinema alumna Autumn Dea (BA ’12) is one of 30 new Project Involve fellows at Film Independent, a Los Angeles-based non-profit that supports independent filmmakers. The nine-month intensive gives up-and-coming film professionals the opportunity to work with a mentor in their field, take part in masters workshops, produce short films and attend networking events. Fellows can have their work screened at the LA Film Festival and even Sundance.

Dea will be joining a diverse cohort of fellows from around the world who have entered the film industry as creative executives, producers, directors, writers, cinematographers and editors.

After graduating from VCUarts, Dea spent six years as an editor at MadBox, a Richmond-based media production company. In a Facebook post, MadBox said that Dea was an “impressive editor” and “an all around inspiration of creativity and goodness.”

Read more about Autumn Dea and the other 2018 Fellows here.

VCUarts Cinema is a great way to enter the film industry, and is one of 20 American film schools recognized by the International Association of Film and Television Schools (CILECT). It’s also one of the only film schools in the world shooting 35mm film at the undergraduate level. Learn more about earning a degree in film through the VCUarts Cinema Program.

Photo by David Muessig, courtesy of Autumn Dea.


January 16, 2018