AMPAS spreads the love to festivals

Nov 09, 2004 by Ian Evans

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’s Academy Foundation has spread the love to 25 U.S. film festivals. The festivals will split the $300,000 grant in the following fashion:

  • $25,000 grants will go to the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival and the Seattle International Film Festival.
  • $20,000 grants — to Fort Lauderdale (Florida) International Film Festival, Hawaii International Film Festival, New Directors/New Films (New York City), Palm Springs International Film Festival, Sarasota (Florida) Film Festival.
  • $15,000 grants — to Chicago International Latino Film Festival, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, North Carolina), San Francisco Jewish Film Festival.
  • $10,000 grants — to Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival (Urbana, Illinois), St. Louis International Film Festival.
  • $7,500 grants — to Amnesty International Film Festival (West Hollywood, California, and four additional cities), Fresno (California) REEL Pride International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, KidFilm Festival (Dallas, Texas), MadCat Women’s International Film Festival (San Francisco), Maine International Film Festival (Waterville, Maine), Roxbury Film Festival (Boston, Massachusetts), Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (Birmingham, Alabama), Washington (D.C.) Jewish Film Festival.
  • $5,000 grants — to Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival (Lancaster, California), Cine Los Americas International Film Festival (Austin, Texas), Kansas City (Missouri) Filmmakers Jubilee.
In addition to these grants, a separately-funded grant of $50,000 a year for three years to the Telluride Film Festival was announced recently by the committee.

The Festival Grants Program was established by the Academy seven years ago and to date has made 104 grants to film festivals.