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."