Academy grants $290,000 to film festivals.

Oct 20, 2006 by Ian Evans

The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has allocated $290,000 in grants among 28 U.S. film festivals for calendar year 2007, Festival Grants Committee Chair Gale Anne Hurd announced today.

The 2007 allocations are as follows:

  • $25,000 — Seattle International Film Festival
  • $20,000 — the AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival and the Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, CA)
  • $15,000 — the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC), the Palm Springs International Film Festival and the Sarasota Film Festival
  • $10,000 — the Ann Arbor Film Festival, the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, KidFilm (Dallas, TX), Miami International Film Festival, Mill Valley Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, New York International Children’s Film Festival, Portland International Film Festival (OR), Provincetown’s International Film Festival (MA), Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival (Urbana, IL), San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, Santa Barbara Film Festival and the Woodstock Film Festival.
  • $5,000 — the Aspen Shortsfest, the Green Mountain Film Festival (Montpelier, VT), ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival (NY), Phoenix Film Festival, the Port Townsend Film Festival (WA), the Three Rivers Film Festival (Pittsburgh, PA), the VC FILMFEST: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and the Vistas Film Festival (Dallas, TX)

The Festival Grants Program was established by the Academy in 1999 and to date has made 151 grants to film festivals.