KIMISHA RENEE DAVIS

Trophies

RECOGNITION

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national association
for the advancement of colored people

N-SPIRE SCHOLARSHIP

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.

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University of southern california

DIRECTING MAJOR/ EMPHASIS IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

I am a film student in the Film and Television Production division at the School of Cinematic Arts. I was awarded the USC Grant and the FAO Scholarship to attend SCA. Fight on!

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Respectability entertainment lab

DIRECTING FELLOW

I was recently 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.

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AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

DIRECTING WORKSHOP FOR WOMEN: THE INTERCHANGE

2021, I was invited to attend American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women: The Interchange.

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sundance

INSTITUTE

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.

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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.

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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.

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ART CENTER COLLEGE OF DESIGN

SCHOLARSHIPS

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.

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sony edu

SONY VENICE PARTICIPANT

I was selected to participate in Sony EDU in 2019. I was invited into the exclusive Sony Venice camera track.

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panavision

OPERATIONS

In 2019, I was promoted from Operations Intern to employee.

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AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE

CINEMATOGRAPHY INTENSIVE FOR WOMEN

I was selected as a 2019 participant to attend the Cinematography Intensive for Women at American Film Institute. I received a certificate. The AFI CIW was sponsored by Panavision and RED Digital Cinema.

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ANTON BAUER

'A RISING STAR IN CINEMATOGRAPHY'

I was named 'A Rising Star in Cinematography' by Anton Bauer in 2019.

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cincinnati state

SUMMA CUM LAUDE, 4.0 GPA

I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a 4.0 in audio and video production at Cincinnati State in 2017.

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COLLEGE MOVIE FEST

SOUND DESIGNER

In 2017, my contribution won runner up at College Movie Fest.

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COTTON INC.

INNOVATION AWARD

I won first place in an Innovation competition, from Cotton Inc. in 2008. This was when I majored in fashion design at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.

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INTERNATIONAL THESPIAN SOCIETY

1ST PLACE MONOLOUGE

In 2004, I won first place for my acting performance at the International Thespian Society's national competition.

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SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE & PERFORMING ARTS

VOCAL MUSIC AWARDS

From 2001-2007 I triple majored in acting, vocal music, and musical theatre at S.C.P.A. I received awards singing  with the choir, Chorale, and the female a capella group Baby Grands.