The FSC Announces the 2016-17 Fulton Fellowships

CAMBRIDGE, MA: The Film Study Center at Harvard University (FSC) is pleased to announce the 2016-17 Robert E. Fulton III Fellowship in Nonfiction Filmmaking to video artists, Ali Cherri and Lois Patiño.

The Robert E. Fulton III Fellowship in Nonfiction Filmmaking was established at the
Film Study Center in 2003 in honor of the late Robert Fulton, former fellow of the Film Study Center, and faculty member and student in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard University. An extraordinary nonfiction filmmaker and possibly the world’s most accomplished and inventive aerial cinematographer, Fulton died in a private airplane crash in 2002. At the time of his death, Fulton was in the process of filming Andes to Amazon for the BBC, with a custom-made wing mounted Arriflex. Fulton’s death leaves a legacy of immense creativity.

The Robert E. Fulton III Fellowship in Nonfiction Filmmaking comes with a $5,000 award and is designed to further the work of emerging non-fiction film or video makers who exemplify Robert Fulton’s own qualities: his independent spirit; his exploration of diverse cultures; his arresting cinematography; and his profound aesthetic sensibility, particularly towards natural landscapes.

About the 2016-17 Fellows:

Ali CHERRI is a filmmaker and visual artist based in Beirut and Paris. His work has been presented in museums and art spaces around the world, including But a Storm Is Blowing from Paradise Guggenheim New York (2016), A Taxonomy of Fallacies: The Life of Dead Objects a solo exhibition Sursock Museum, Beirut (2016), Matérialité de l’Invisible at the Centquatre, Paris (2016), Time out of Joint, Sharjah Art Space (2016), Earth and Ever AfterSaudi Art Council, Jeddah (2016), Desires and Necessities MACBA, Spain (2015); Lest the Two Seas Meet Warsaw Museum of Modern Art, Poland (2015); Mare Medi Terra Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Spain (2015); Songs of Loss and Songs of Love Gwangju Museum of Art, South Korea (2014).

His film The Digger has screened at Cinéma du Réel, (Centre Pompidou, Paris, France), Ann Arbor Film Festival (Michigan, USA), CPH:DOX (Copenhagen,
Denmark) where it was awarded the NEW VISON Award and at Imagine Science, (NYU Abu Dhabi, UAE) where it was awarded the Scientist Award, it also screened at the Matérialité de l’Invisible, (Le Centquarre, Paris, France), and the Rotterdam International Film Festival (The Netherlands).

He is represented by Galerie Imane Farès.

Lois PATIÑO is a video and installation artist from Spain. His videos and video installations have shown in art centers including Centro Cultura San Martín (Buenos Aires, Argentina), Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain), CCCB (Barcelona, Spain), MARCO (Vigo, Spain), and Solar Galeria (Vila do Conde, Portugal). His films have screened at international festivals including Locarno (Switzerland), Toronto (Canada), Rotterdam (The Neatherlands), San Francisco (California, USA), Ann Arbor (Minchigan, USA), Viennale (Vienna, Austria), Cinema du Rèel (Centre Georges Pompidou, París, France), Rome International Film Festival (Italy), Media City (Windsor, Canada) and in Rencontres Internationales París/ Berlín/ Madrid, which took place in Centre Georges Pompidou (París), Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin) and Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid).

He received the prize for best emerging director at the Locarno Film Festival (Switzerland) with his work Costa da Morte. His latest film Night Without Distance screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (Canada) among others, and won best short film at the San Francisco International Film Festival (California, USA).

He is represented by The New Gallery (Madrid) and Vilaseco Gallery (A Coruña), and by the film production company Zeitun Films.

Ali Cherri & Lois Patiño