Academy Grants $500,000 to Film and Cultural Organizations

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Academy Grants $500,000 to Film and Cultural Organizations

Beverly Hills, CA — The Academy Foundation’s Institutional Grants Program has awarded a total of $500,250 to 56 film-related nonprofit organizations – including universities, museums and career development programs – throughout the United States, in Canada and for the first time, in the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Since its establishment in 1968, the Foundation, which is the educational wing of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has distributed more than 515 institutional grants.

“Our goal is to provide greater access to professional opportunities in the motion picture industry and generate public interest in film events and screenings in the U.S. and abroad,” explained Grants Committee Chair Andrew Marlowe.

The Academy Foundation’s Grants Committee selected the following programs for 2007–2008:

Internship Programs

$15,000
California Institute of the Arts (Valencia)

Columbia University School of the Arts

New York University – Kanbar Institute of Film & TV

University of Southern California – School of Cinematic Arts

University of Southern California – Master of Professional Writing Program

$10,000
Columbia College (Hollywood, CA)

University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

$7,500
Austin Film Society (TX)

North Carolina School of the Arts (Winston-Salem)

Pennsylvania State University (University Park)

University of Texas – Film Institute (Austin)

Yale University – Film Studies

$7,000
DePaul University (Chicago)

Stanford University

Workplace Hollywood (Hollywood, CA)

$5,000
Arizona State University
University of the Arts (Philadelphia)
University of California, Los Angeles – Film and Television Program

$3,000
Outfest (Los Angeles)

Institutional Grants

$20,000
American Film Institute (Los Angeles) – Directing Workshop for Women

Film Aid International (New York City) – African screening program

$15,000
Film Independent (Los Angeles) – Mentoring and training program

Inner-City Filmmakers (Santa Monica) – Job development and training program

Streetlights (Hollywood, CA) – Job training, placement and mentoring program

$12,500
Flaherty/International Film Seminars (New York City) – Film seminars

Writers Guild Foundation (Los Angeles) – Educational programs

$10,000
Acme Network (Los Angeles) – Distance learning animation programs

Cornell University (Ithaca, NY) – Visiting filmmakers

Facets Multi-Media (Chicago) – Facets Film School and Facets CineChat

Film Arts Foundation (San Francisco) – Production workshops

George Eastman House (Rochester, NY) – Visiting filmmakers

IFP – Independent Feature Project (New York City) – “Rough Cut” Film Lab, a mentoring program

National Association of Latino Independent Producers (Santa Monica) – Latino Producers Academy

$8,000
Toronto International Film Festival Group Foundation – Touring screening program

$7,500
Austin Film Festival, Inc. – Writers’ Ranch and seminar series

Brooklyn Academy of Music – Screening and discussion series

Film Forum (New York City) – Screening series

Harvard Film Archive (Cambridge, MA) – Visiting filmmakers

Howard University (Washington, DC) – Visiting filmmakers

IFP/Chicago – Producer’s workshop

IFP Minnesota (St. Paul) – Film production access grants

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston – Visiting filmmakers

Temple University (Philadelphia) – Visiting filmmakers and Master Class program

Tribeca Film Institute (New York City) – Tribeca All Access development program

University of California, Berkeley, Pacific Film Archive – Film literacy workshop

Visual Effects Society (Los Angeles) – Training and mentoring program

$6,000
Light Factory (Charlotte, NC) – Charles Burnett tribute

Northwest Screenwriters Guild (Seattle) – Visiting speakers

$5,000
California Film Institute (Mill Valley) – Screening, seminar and visiting artist series

Community Film Workshop (Chicago) – Career development program

Squaw Valley Community of Writers (CA) – Screenwriting workshop

Coolidge Corner Theater Foundation (Brookline, MA) – Film criticism seminar program

Film Action Oregon (Portland) – Screening series

National Film Institute (Federal Republic of Nigeria) – SHOOT! 2007, film production workshops and seminars

Seattle Theatre Group – Silent film series

$3,750
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum (Fremont, CA) – Silent film screening series

For grant guidelines and proposal information, contact Grants Coordinator Shawn Guthrie at (310) 247-3000, ext. 306, or at sguthrie@oscars.org, or visit www.oscars.org/grants/institutional.
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