Academy Foundation Grants $45,000 for 2011 Film Festivals

by Anne Thompson
November 4, 2010 8:37 AM
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The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is awarding $450,000 to thirty 2011 film festivals including a three-year grant totaling $150,000 for the Chicago International Film Festival's World Cinema Spotlight section. Both the Nashville and New Orleans Film Festivals are in their third year of similar grants, totaling $75,000 each. The grants go toward an array of festivals but recognize and encourage festivals which improve public accessibility and highlight emerging and less known filmmakers to submit proposals. The complete list of grantees is below:

The 2011 film festival grants allocations are as follows:

$50,000

Chicago International Film Festival – World Cinema Spotlight program

$30,000 

San Francisco International Film Festival – World Cinema Spotlight program

Seattle International Film Festival – Asian Trade Winds spotlight program

$25,000

Mill Valley Film Festival – Youth Focus and Children’s FilmFest programs

Nashville Film Festival – Outreach to multiethnic and underserved audiences

New Orleans Film Festival – Outreach and emerging filmmakers programs

$20,000

Chicago Latino Film Festival – Children’s film screenings and filmmaker talks

Cleveland International Film Festival – Women of the World program

Traverse City Film Festival – Visiting filmmaker program

Portland International Film Festival – Hispanic Film Showcase and Cine-Lit program

$17,500

Ashland Independent Film Festival – Education and accessibility programs

Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – Retrospective Artist Spotlight

Native American Film & Video Festival – Native Networks conference

New York International Children’s Film Festival – Girls’ POV program

San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival – Filmmaker Spotlight, Filmmaker Retrospectives and Out of the Vaults programs

$15,000

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival – Q & A sessions and panel discussions

$10,000

Woodstock Film Festival – Exposure program

Aspen Shortsfest – Youth education program
KidFilm – Free tickets and outreach program

San Luis Obispo International Film Festival – Women-focused discussions, screenings and 
workshops

$6,000

Anchorage International Film Festival – Filmmaker travel

$5,500

Binational Independent Film Festival – Filmmaker travel and free screenings/seminars

Black Maria Film & Video Festival – Filmmaker travel

$5,000

Port Townsend Film Festival – Community involvement program

San Francisco International South Asian Film Festival – Focus on Sri Lanka program

United Nations Association Film Festival – UNAFF and Kids program

$3,000

Arizona International Film Festival – Filmmaker travel

$2,500

Damn! These Heels – Filmmaker travel

JFilm: The Pittsburgh Jewish Film Forum – Audience development efforts

Saugatuck Children’s Film Festival – Outreach to underserved children

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