Celine Cousteau Fellowship and UCSB logoIn partnership with the University of California, Santa Barbara, the Céline Cousteau film fellowship (CCFF) is proud to announce its inaugural year!

The CCFF is an academic leadership program focusing on three core elements: (1) Impacting the lives of our fellows; (2) creating awareness for our subject matter; and (3) inspiring change in our world. While each endeavor creates individual outcomes, collectively they fulfill our mission of empowering filmmakers, creatives, and activists to inspire change.

Each year we will accept 8 passionate and talented individuals who are looking to inspire change in the world. The roles are available to post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students from around the world seeking to add a practical, experiential application to their formal education.

This summer, our fellows will join award-winning filmmaker Céline Cousteau on a once in a lifetime documentary film expedition focused on the human elements affecting wildlife in South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana. Our fellows will face a wide range of challenges that personally and professionally invoke passion, character, and leadership. Framed by CCFF's values, commitments, and ideals, our fellows blend their interdisciplinary backgrounds to best capture and express their findings, experiences and outcomes through film and the arts.

The 2016 fellowship is hosted by the UCSB Department of Film and Media Studies in affiliation with the Carsey-Wolf Center and the Center for Environmental Communication and Education, and with the support of the Office of the Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts. Fellows and staff members will convene on the campus of UC Santa Barbara from June 22 to August 14, with our field expedition taking us on location to Namibia, Africa. The fellowship culminates with a film premiere at UC Santa Barbara's state-of-the-art Pollock Theater.

"We are so excited to be hosting the fellowship on a campus that shares in both curriculum, environmental values and passion to empower the next generation of filmmakers. UCSB is the perfect home for our program to cultivate creative minds and empower activists to inspire change!" –Céline Cousteau

To find more information on the Film Fellowship or to apply, please visit TheCousteauFellowship.org or contact info@TheCousteauFellowship.org