LOS ANGELES, CA – Erica Eng and July Jung have been selected as the U.S. and international recipients, respectively, of the 2023 Academy Gold Fellowship for Women. Part of the Academy Gold global talent development and inclusion initiative, the Fellowship for Women is a one-year program that combines direct support, personalized mentorship and access to once-in-a-lifetime networking opportunities for emerging women filmmakers to further their pursuits in the field. The Academy currently awards two fellowships annually, one in the U.S. and one internationally, each with a prize amount of $35,000. The fellowship, presented for the second year in partnership with CHANEL, is now in its sixth year.
Fellows also receive career advancement support through the Gold Alumni Program , which provides continued access, opportunity, professional development and education for alumni of Academy Gold programs, including Gold Rising, the Student Academy Awards and the Nicholl Fellowships in Screenwriting. Applicants must be alumnae of an Academy Gold program or be nominated by an Academy Gold partner company to be eligible for the U.S. fellowship. International applicants must be recommended by a member of a key film organization, production company or international festival to be considered.
The 2023 fellows were selected from a group of six finalists. The finalists are:
For more information about the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women, visit https://www.oscars.org/academy-gold/fellowship-for-women.