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Karen Schmeer Fellowship Goes to 'Bully' Editor Lindsay Utz

Photo of Bryce J. Renninger By Bryce J. Renninger | Indiewire March 8, 2012 at 12:37PM

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship, a fund set up to celebrate the legacy of the late film editor, has awarded its 2012 fellowship to Lindsay Utz, the editor of Lee Hirsch's "Bully."
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Lindsay Utz.
Lindsay Utz.

The Karen Schmeer Film Editing Fellowship, a fund set up to celebrate the legacy of the late film editor, has awarded its 2012 fellowship to Lindsay Utz, the editor of Lee Hirsch's "Bully."

The fellowship was established in memory of Schmeer, who was killed in a hit-and-run accident in 2010.  The award will be given out at SXSW on Tuesday.

The Schmeer fellowship is a year-long fellowship meant to foster the career of a winning editor's burgeoning career.  It comes with mentorship opportunities, film festival passes, a $1000 cash award and a $500 gift certificate to Schmeer's favorite bookstore, Powell's, in Portland.

Utz is also the former online video producer for GOOD magazine.  She has worked as a consulting editor on the documentary "First Postiion," edited the experimental feature "Buoy," and cut two episodes of the Hulu documentary series "The Fashion Fund."