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iW NEWS | Academy Grants $500K to Film Organizations and Universities

iW NEWS | Academy Grants $500K to Film Organizations and Universities

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. Organizations receiving grants include Outfest ($3,000); American Film Institute (LA) directing workshop for women ($20,000); Film Independent ($15,000) for a mentoring and training program; Writers Guild Foundation ($12,500) for educational programs; Film Arts Foundation, San Francisco ($10,000) for production workshops; IFP in New York ($10,000) for its “Rough Cut” film lab mentoring program; National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Santa Monica ($10,000); Toronto International Film Festival Group Foundation ($8,000) for its touring screening program; Austin Film Festival ($7,500); Brooklyn Academy of Music ($7,500); Film Forum, New York ($7,500); IFP/Chicago ($7,500); IFP/Minnesota ($7,500) among many others. For a full list of grants, visit the Academy’s website. [Brian Brooks]

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