- The Haghefilm Foundation Fellowship
- The Pordenone Silent Film Festival Fellowship
- The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Fellowship
- Image Permanence Institute Selznick School Internship
Haghefilm Preservation Laboratories selects the recipient of the fellowship in consultation with The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. To be eligible for the fellowship, students must have successfully completed the Selznick School requirements, hold a valid passport and, when applicable, a tourist visa. The Haghefilm Fellowship must be fulfilled between July 1st and September 30th during the year of graduation.
The Haghefilm Conservation Laboratories in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, awards a fellowship to one student each year upon his or her graduation from The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation. The fellowship supports the student for one month of study and archival training at the Haghefilm Laboratories, including all travel and lodging expenses. During the term of the fellowship, the student will preserve a short film from the George Eastman House Collection. The restored film is then presented internationally at festivals, museums, and conferences, including a World Premiere at Le Giornate del Cinema Muto silent film festival. Haghefilm funds transportation and lodging for the fellowship winner to attend the festival and present his or her restoration to an international audience. The student is given credit on the restored print and receives one video copy of the film.
- 1998: Catherine Cormon (Switzerland, France)
- 1999: Giovanni Schiano Lomoriello (Italy)
- 2000: Wendy Glickman (United States)
- 2001: Brigitte Paulowitz (Austria)
- 2002: Sonia Genaitay (France)
- 2003: Susan Busam (United States)
- 2004: Annette Groschke (Germany)
- 2005: Ulrich Rüdel (Germany)
- 2006: Pat Doyen (United States)
- 2007: Daniela Curro (Italy); Vincent Pirozzi (United States)
- 2008: Tatiana Carvalho (Brazil)
- 2009: Sabrina Negri (Italy)
- 2010: Karin Carlson (United States)
- 2011: Clara Sánchez-Dehesa Galán (Spain)
- 2012: Josh Romphf (Canada)
The Pordenone Silent Film Festival Fellowship is awarded to a student of The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation interested in the historical research and archival study of silent cinema and willing to attend the Giornate del Cinema Muto, held every year for eight days during the first half of October in the town of Pordenone, Italy.
The winner of the fellowship will be expected to work during the academic year preceding the festival on the following projects: (1) a comprehensive catalog of all the films shown during the Pordenone Silent Film Festival from 1982 to the present and (2) the annual program brochure of the festival.
In order to be eligible for the fellowship, candidates must demonstrate outstanding abilities in retrieving, copying, organizing, and editing filmographic information; editing texts from contributors to the program; handling correspondence with the festival staff and with the specialists involved in the projects; as well as managing data on computer databases. Meticulousness, efficiency, ability to handle multiple tasks, and troubleshooting skills are essential requirements for the above assignments.
The winner of the fellowship will be invited to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival immediately following graduation. Roundtrip airfare, lodging for the duration of the festival, and accreditation to the Pordenone Silent Film Festival will be provided by the festival office. The name of the recipient will be announced no later than December 31st of the year preceding the festival. By accepting the fellowship, the recipient agrees to undertake and complete the assignments outlined above in a manner satisfactory to the Board of Directors of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival by September 30th of the year in which the festival takes place. Failure to successfully meet all assignments will result in the withdrawal of the scholarship and the cancellation of the travel and lodging reservations.
- 1999: Cindi Rowell (United States)
- 2000: Mark Toscano (United States), Julie Buck (United States)
- 2001: Anke Mebold (Germany)
- 2002: Linda Shah (United States)
- 2003: Ember Lundgren (Canada)
- 2004: Brendan Burchill (United States)
- 2005: Albert Steg (United States)
- 2006: Brian Meacham (United States)
- 2007: Alice Moscoso (France)
- 2008: Rita Monica Nicola (United States)
- 2009: James Layton (United Kingdom)
- 2010: Mason Rader (United States)
- 2011: Tara Kelley (United States)
- 2012: Crystal Kui (United States)
The San Francisco Silent Film Festival believes the best way to truly appreciate the power and beauty of a silent film is by seeing it as it was meant to be seen: on the big screen with live musical accompaniment. For over fifteen years, the festival has hand selected the finest 35mm prints, engaged leading musicians to compose and perform live era-authentic musical scores, and invited filmmakers, authors, stars, archivists, and scholars to provide context and commentary for each film.
The San Francisco Silent Film Archivist Fellowship is an outgrowth of the festival's commitment to film preservation. Inaugurated in 2008, the fellowship is awarded to a student selected by the staff of The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation in consultation with the festival.
The Silent Film Festival Archivist Fellowship is designed to complement George Eastman House's Selznick School of Film Preservation program by providing a graduate with the opportunity to cultivate relationships with leading international archives and gain experience in the organization and presentation of archive material in a festival setting. The program is an ideal opportunity for a talented, motivated, and committed graduate to do important non-technical research that will support the preservation field and further his or her own career.
The winner of the fellowship is selected in March and performs three primary functions for the festival: Archivist-Community Liason, Curatorial Assistant and Social Media Researcher and Writer. The student will work directly with archivists attending the festival and those presenting in the 'Amazing Tales from the Archives' program as well as write about film preservation, archiving and the festival on the Silent Film Festival's blog. The student attends the festival in mid-July and follows this up with a brief wrap article based on the research and fellowship experience.
- 2008: Anne Smatla (United States)
- 2009: Kyle A. Westphal (United States)
- 2010: Ken Fox (United States)
- 2011: Sean Kilcoyne (United States)
- 2012: Scott Williams (United States)
The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, in cooperation with the Image Permanence Institute, has established the Image Permanence Institute Selznick School Internship.
The Image Permanence Institute is a university-based, nonprofit research laboratory devoted to scientific research in the preservation of visual and other forms of recorded information. The Image Permanence Institute was founded in 1985 through the combined efforts and sponsorship of the Rochester Institute of Technology and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology.
Since the late 1980s, the Image Permanence Institute has focused on developing strategies for the preservation of imaging materials, most notably photographic materials. Work on film has been an integral part of the Image Permanence Institute's research efforts over the years.
The purpose of the Internship is to give a student of merit who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research, which in turn will support the continued development of leaders in the field of moving image archiving and conservation.
During the 6- to 8-week internship period, the student will become familiar with the research programs, staff, and equipment at the Image Permanence Institute. In addition, the student will work on existing projects or, if appropriate, do research under the guidance of the Image Permanence Institute staff.
- 2008: Jennifer Miko (United States)
- 2009: Rachel E. Bauer (United States)
- 2010: Joshua Haidet (United States)
- 2011: Marissa Haddock (United States)
- 2012: Andrew Whitmore (United States)