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OICR Fellowship in Critical Theory + Filmmaking

OICR Fellowship in
Critical Theory + Filmmaking


Deadline: Thursday, January 17, 2019, midnight

The Oregon Institute for Creative Research announces its 2019 Fellowship in Critical Theory + Filmmaking.  The recipient will receive a full-tuition scholarship to the School of the Oregon Institute for Creative Research, along with a stipend of $5,000, to be disbursed in three installments at the beginning of each term. 
The recipient will also be eligible for the Bex Frankel Fellowship in Film & Filmmaking at the Vermont Studio Center. The $4,000 award covers all expenses of a month-long Artist Residency at the Center in addition to a travel stipend in the amount of $1,000. 
If interested, please follow the application procedure at < >, noting on the application form your interest in the fellowship and submitting two samples of your film work by Thursday, January 17, 2019.  Inquiries can be directed to the Directors at


Fall 2018 OICR Fellow in Critical Theory + Filmmaking
Kendal Hockin

Kendal Hockin has been named the Fall 2018 OICR Fellow in Critical Theory + Filmmaking.  He studied at the California College of the Arts and, later, at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, where he graduated with a degree in Video as well as Sound & Performance.  He is a 2014 recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation-USA award, which is named after Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco, and devoted to fostering emerging talent in film, dance, and theater.  Creating a rich, new visual lexicon for inner reality, Hockin explores the interstices between the animate and inanimate, human and nonhuman, the quick and the dead, mimicry and legendary psychaesthenia, to cite the title of the influential 1935 essay of the late French theorist Roger Caillois of the same title. The figures that haunt his work assimilate themselves into space almost as quickly as they are induced by it. Hockin divides his time between Portland and Brooklyn, New York.