Karen Schmeer, an editor and frequent collaborator of documentarian Errol Morris, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run accident on January 29th, 2010. The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship has been established by Schmeer’s friends and colleagues to honor her memory and provide opportunities for aspiring film editors.

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Foundation is now accepting applications for the fellowship. The chosen editor will be given valuable learning and networking opportunities, including a mentorship with an ACE (American Cinema Editors) editor, passes to ACE EditFest and full access at several film festivals.

To be eligible an editor must reside in the United States in 2011, and must have edited or co-edited between one and four feature length films. The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2010; more information on Karen Schmeer and the Foundation, as well as the application itself, are available online at www.karenschmeer.com.