Joshua Oppenheimer is awarded MacArthur 'genius' grant
3 October 2014
Oppenheimer's film The Act of Killing was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature and won a BAFTA for Best Documentary. His recent documentary The Look of Silence received five awards at Venice Film Festival.
The MacArthur fellowship grant involves a no-strings-attached stipend of $625,000, paid out over five years. The award comes with no stipulations or reporting requirements, and allows recipients maximum freedom to follow their creative visions.
Oppenheimer commented: "Receiving the MacArthur fellowship pretty much towers above every other kind of recognition that I’ve had, […] it creates the conditions for me to be just as probing, exploring, wild and innovative in my next body of work."
- Find out more about The Act of Killing
- Find out more about The Look of Silence
- Find out more about the Faculty of Media, Arts and Design
- Find out more about the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM)
- Find out more about the 2014 MacArthur Fellows
About the University of Westminster:
The University of Westminster boasts a vibrant learning environment attracting more than 20,000 students from over 150 nations and we continue to invest in our future with new developments, research projects and new ideas.
We offer highly attractive practice-based courses that are independently rated as excellent, many with international recognition. Our distinguished 175-year history has meant we lead the way in many areas of research, particularly politics, media, art and design, architecture and biomedical sciences, and our position in the city of London allows us to continue to build on our close connections with leading figures and organisations in these areas as well as in the worlds of business, information technology, politics and law.
Our commitment to educating graduates for the needs of professional life attracts high quality students from within the UK and around the globe.
Internationalisation, employability and sustainability are key elements in the University of Westminster’s vision for the future and we strive to ensure the very highest standards are met and maintained.