KIMISHA RENEE DAVIS
the future of themed experiences
I am a winner of The Future of Themed Experiences competition, sponsored by USC and judged by senior entertainment executives from: Marvel, The Walt Disney Studios, Epic Games, Prime Video and Amazon Studios, Dolby Laboratories, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros Discovery, and Iron Mountain Entertainment Services.
for the advancement of colored people
2021, I was awarded the NAACP N-SPIRE Scholarship to attend USC.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a civil rights organization in the United States, formed in 1909 as an interracial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans by a group including W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary White Ovington, Moorfield Storey and Ida B. Wells.
Respectability entertainment lab
In 2021, I was chosen as a Directing Fellow, for the Respectability Entertainment Lab, sponsored by: The Walt Disney Company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, NBCUniversal, ViacomCBS, A&E, Final Draft, The Harnisch Foundation, the Murray/Reese Foundation, and the Pop Culture Collaborative.
SUNDANCE INSTITUTE COLLAB SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENT
In 2020, I was selected as a Sundance Institute Collab Directing Fellow. I took Directing: Visual Storytelling.
Sundance Institute supports and champions independent artists because they believe their stories and perspectives are essential to a thriving, informed and connected society. They provide safe and nurturing spaces where artists can develop and share new work while building networks and community with one another.
maine media workshops
SLED GRANT RECIPIENT
I received a SLED Grant to attend the Lighting for Film and Television Maine Media Workshop in 2020.
Maine Media Workshops + College is recognized as one of the world’s leading centers of creative learning for filmmaking, photography, writing, and book arts and design. Their degree and professional certificate programs are defining media arts education for the 21st Century.
zeiss cinematography lenses
ZEISS GRANT WINNER
In 2020, I received a grant from ZEISS Cinematography Lenses through Women in Media.
ZEISS Cinematography Lenses offer you the performance with a wide range of focal lengths in twelve different lens families each tailored for your needs.
Women In Media encourages gender balance in film and entertainment industries by providing networking, professional development, and advocacy for above and below the line women and the people who love making movies with them.
ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN
I was awarded the:
- Art Center Scholarship
- H B Edwards Endowed Scholarship
- Joseph and Rebecca Lacko Scholarship
- Ray Charles Fund Minority Scholarship
to attend Art Center College of Design, where I majored in cinematography and minored in directing.