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Student Academy Award and Short Film Grants

Student Academy Award and Short Film Grants

Besides the
Academy Award
, which the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and
Sciences awards to five students chosen for their under-40-minute
short films, there is another short film grant program, in memory of David Ross
Fetzer, that helps aspiring independent filmmakers create their own films.

The Davey
is once again offering aspiring writers and filmmakers
the chance to produce their own films by delivering three short film grants
this year. The Davey Foundation was founded last year in honor of David Ross
Fetzer, the Salt Lake City-based actor known for his work in indie projects
such as “Must Come Down” and “Point B.” Fetzer was
committed to helping up-and-coming independent filmmakers and the foundation
aims to continue his legacy.

Two of the
grants are $5,000 each to produce a short film. The third allows the user to
use a $10,000 Cinema Camera Package. The Davey Foundation stayed true to their
promise of offering more from the grant in 2015, as last year they offered one
$3,500 grant. The deadline is March 15, 2015.

of the grants will also be assigned mentors to help in the filmmaking process.
The mentors include last year’s grant recipient Ben Kegan (“The First
Men”) and award-winning filmmakers Kenny Riches (“The Strongest
Man”) and Dustin Guy Defa (“Person to Person,” “Bad

Riches and Defa this year as a finalist judge is David Zellner, writer and
director of “Kumiko the Treasure Hunter.”

For more
information about the Davey Foundation and grants offered, click here.


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