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Empowering A New Generation


#TheCousteauFellowship2016   #UCSB   #AfricanWildlife   #InspireChange

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Empowering A New Generation


#TheCousteauFellowship2016   #UCSB   #AfricanWildlife   #InspireChange

Follow Along:

Follow The 2016 Cousteau Fellowship as we share our adventures through our social media channels. Join us as we post updates, photos of the day, interviews, and all other behind the scenes activities from #TheCousteauFellowship2016.


About The Fellowship:

The Céline Cousteau Film Fellowship is dedicated to empowering the next generation of outdoor filmmakers, creatives and activists to inspire change.

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We are an academic leadership program focusing on 3 core elements:

1.  Impacting the lives of our fellows.
2. Creating awareness for our subject matter.
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.

The Experience: each summer, we select a team of passionate and talented individuals who are looking to add a practical and experiential application to their formal education. Each fellow is paired with one of our award winning mentors for the term of the fellowship to build an entire media driven environment and documentary film focused on a single issue, cause or story facing our world today.

our fellows will face a wide range of challenges that personally and professionally invoke passion, character and leadership. Framed by our values, passions and ideals, the fellowship will blend their interdisciplinary backgrounds to best capture and express their findings, experiences and outcomes through film and the arts.

The focus of the 2016 film: This year, our field expedition is taking us on location to Namibia, Africa, where we will be creating a short film, focused on the life of a conservationist and wildlife activist Aleksandra Orbek-Nilssen and her work with the indigenous Ju/'hoan San Tribe. Focusing our lens and education on how a tribe considered to be one of the world's oldest cultures are currently leading efforts to preserve Namibia's most coveted natural habitats, while fighting to preserve their own cultural ecosystems.


Sponsors:

A special thanks to those dedicated to support, inspire and empower the next generation of Outdoor Filmmakers, Creatives & Activists!


Q & A:

Who Can Participate?

Each year we accept 8 passionate and talented individuals looking to inspire change in the world. The roles are available to post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students from around the world who are looking to put a practical experiential application to their formal education. If you have a talent in any of the provided fellowships positions and consider yourself are a "Do'er", this is a program for you.

What is The Céline Cousteau Film Fellowship?

We are an academic leadership program focusing on 3 core elements: 1.) Impacting the lives of our fellows.  2.) Creating awareness for our subject matter.  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. *Note: We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization

Have More Questions?

We would love to hear from you! Simply email info@TheCousteauFellowship.org and we will answer any questions you have. We are also available to set up a call if you would like to talk about the fellowship in person.

About Céline Cousteau:

Céline S. Cousteau is a French-American explorer, filmmaker, and activist. Daughter of ocean explorer and filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau and granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau, Céline holds a masters in International and Intercultural Management, has worked on over 18 documentaries as presenter and field producer. She is currently the Director of CauseCentric Productions, a member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans, Ambassador for The TreadRight Foundation, Ambassador for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program, and a Keen Footwear brand ambassador. Céline also sits on the advisory board of The Himalayan Consensus and Marine Construction Technologies and loves hugs. Learn more about Céline here!

 

 

"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

 
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What story do you want to tell?


Life will forever be an adventure. To experience it is to make it last. Continue to awaken the soul and push yourself to new horizons.

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What story do you want to tell?


Life will forever be an adventure. To experience it is to make it last. Continue to awaken the soul and push yourself to new horizons.

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Experience is the greatest form of understanding. 


It will provide you with all of life's wonders!

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Experience is the greatest form of understanding. 


It will provide you with all of life's wonders!

OUR LEADERSHIP


(Board Of Directors)

Céline Cousteau

Filmmaker, Activist, Public Speaker and Member of the World Economic Forum Council on Oceans are only a few of the attributes & activities that makes this an incredible woman. As the granddaughter of the legendary Jacques Yves Cousteau, she continues as a third generation of explorers and advocates for a better world. 

Jean-Michel Cousteau

Explorer. Environmentalist. Educator. Film Producer. For more than four decades, Jean-Michel Cousteau has dedicated himself and his vast experience to communicate to people of all nations and generations his love and concern for our water planet.

Jennifer Rockefeller Nolan

Jennifer is a passionate conservationist and author of several award-winning children's books focusing on endangered marine life and conservation. She has decades of board experience - ranging from organizations like Maine Audubon to United States Committee for Unicef.

 

Adam Benton

Adam's is currently the director of the program. His role provides many resources to the organization that culminate from his experience in business development and marketing in both the private and non-profit sectors. He is the author of The Acts Of Good Journal and is passionate about making the world a better place. 

Miranda Tollman

Miranda brings experience to the board from her career as a writer and research professional for both print and film.  She is a proud mother of three and spends much of her time supporting organizations focused on education and the arts. She shares with all of us a passion for travel, conservation and protecting wildlife.

Steve Mosko

Steve is the current chairman of Sony Pictures Television, and oversees all television operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment worldwide. His leadership provides an incredible amount of support, direction and experience to our Board of Directors and our organization as a whole.


(Board Of Directors, Alumni)

Sylvan Dove

Sylvan's professional guidance comes from a career as a fund-raising executive and development professional. His experience reaches back to helping raise over 7 million dollars and register 13 million voters to elect Nelson Mandela as the president of South Africa. 

Jon Bowermaster

Writer / filmmaker, six-time grantee of the National Geographic Expeditions Council. Author of 12 books, writer / director of 13 documentary films, all with an environmental story to tell makes Jon an incredible attribute to our Board of Directors. 

Lou Switzer

As the Chairman / CEO of The Switzer Group for over 40 years, Lou provides vision, strategic planning and leadership  to best guide our organization / fellowship for many years to come. The Switzer Group also acts as our interim meeting location for our Board of Directors 

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Contact Us:


Email: info@TheCousteauFellowship.org 

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Contact Us:


Email: info@TheCousteauFellowship.org