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Academy Foundation Grants Announced

Academy Foundation Grants Announced

by Eugene Hernandez


The Academy Foundation, the educational and cultural arm of the Academy of
Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, has announced grant recipients for 1998-99.
The grants total $124,500. Among the grant recipients are 17 different cinema
programs, including university film projects, a film festival, and two film
magazines.

“This year’s grants are given for internship projects, preservation projects,
conferences, workshops, and seminars, among others,” grants committee chair
Delbert Mann said in a prepared statement, “but in each instance our hope is
that this grant will help nurture future generations of filmmakers. “

According to the Academy, the allocations include $25,000 to preservation
projects to the American Film Institute, $7,500 to the Austin Film Festival
screenwriting conference, $7,500 to the Film Arts Foundation, $5,000 to
Cineaste Magazine for a special supplement on Shakespeare and film, $5,000
to “The Independent” magazine, and $5,000 to the UCLA Film and Television
Archive for a Paul Robeson retrospective. According to the Foundation’s Greg
Beal, the group has granted over $1.6 million since the program began in 1968.

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