Previous Film Festival Grant Recipients

2013

Arizona International Film Festival - Festival-in-the-Schools - $3,000
Austin Film Festival - Retrospective Screenings - $25,000
Camden International Film Festival - Old School / New School, Art / Doc - $10,000
Chicago International Film Festival - World Cinema Spotlight: Africa - $50,000
Chicago Latino Film Festival - Outreach programs - $30,000
Children's Film Festival, Seattle - Artist to Audience Programs - $3,400
Cleveland International Film Festival - Focus on Latino Filmmakers - $50,000
Damn These Heels! LGBT Film Festival - Filmmaker travel and free tickets - $5,700
DC Shorts Film Festival - Russian short film showcase - $10,000
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital - Youth Outreach Program - $30,000
Hawaii International Film Festival - Free Pacific Retrospective Film Program - $20,000
Indie Grits Film Festival - CINEMOVEMENTS - $5,000
Indigenous Film & Arts Festival - Accessibility initiative - $2,500
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - Songs of Exile: Cinema of Displacement and Dispossession - $20,000
New York International Children's Film Festival - Girls' POV - $20,000
Olympia Film Festival - 30th Anniversary Fringe Program - $4,400
Provincetown International Film Festival - 15th Anniversary Celebration of Filmmaking on the Edge - $20,000
Roger Ebert's Film Festival - Q & A sessions and panel discussions - $20,000
San Diego Latino Film Festival - 20 Years of Latino Film, A Retrospective - $20,000
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival - Filmmaker Spotlight, Retrospective and Out of the Vaults - $16,000
San Francisco International Film Festival - World Cinema Spotlight - $30,000
Seattle International Film Festival - African Pictures - $50,000
Sunscreen Film Festival - Spanish Language Filmmaker Showcase - $5,000

Total – $450,000


2012

Ann Arbor Film Festival (MI) - 50th Anniversary Archival Programming - $20,000
Athens International Film and Video Festival (Ohio) - Let's Talk About Water screening and seminar program - $10,000
Berkshire International Film Festival (Great Barrington, MA) - Talent Campus - $10,000
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival (Missoula, MT) - Retrospective Programming and the Reel Sounds sidebar - $10,000
Chicago International Children's Film Festival - Free tickets, Directors in the Schools and educational curriculum development -$10,000
Chicago International Film Festival - World Cinema Spotlight - $50,000
Cleveland International Film Festival -Focus on Filmmakers - $50,000
Cucalorus Film Festival (Wilmington, NC) - Voices Program - $10,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC) - Thematic Program - $20,000
Indie Memphis Film Festival - Visiting filmmakers and community outreach - $10,000
Los Angeles Film Festival - FREE SCREENINGS Program - $30,000
Maryland Film Festival (Baltimore) - New Waves In World Cinema - $10,000
New York Arab and South Asian Film Festival (New York, NY) - Daoud Abd El-Sayed Mid-Career Retrospective and Master Class - $5,000
Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival - 30 Years of Outfest: The Films That Sparked a Cultural Revolution - $20,000
Palm Springs International ShortFest - Filmmaker Forums - $20,000
Pan African Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA) - StudentFest - $10,000
RiverRun International Film Festival (Winston-Salem, NC) - 2012 Spotlight: "Landmark Science Fiction Films" - $15,000
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival - World Cinema Program - $30,000
San Francisco Silent Film Festival - Educational Programs - $20,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Field Trip to the Movies - $20,000
South East European Film Festival (Los Angeles, CA) - Audience Development - $5,000
St. Louis International Film Festival - Women in Film Sidebar - $15,000
Tallgrass Film Festival (Wichita, KS) - Filmmaker Hospitality - $5,000
True/False Film Fest (Columbia, MO) - Visiting Filmmaker Program, SWAMI Mentoring Program, Film Academy Student Track, Outreach to Students and Minorities - $20,000
Virginia Film Festival (Charlottesville) - Community Outreach & Education Program - $20,000

Total – $450,000


2011

Anchorage International Film Festival - filmmaker travel - $6,000
Arizona International Film Festival - filmmaker travel - $3,000
Ashland Independent Film Festival - education and accessibility programs - $17,500Aspen Shortsfest - youth education programs - $10,000
Binational Independent Film Festival - filmmaker travel and free screenings and seminars - $5,500
Black Maria Film & Video Festival - filmmaker travel - $5,500
Chicago International Film Festival - World Cinema Spotlight program - $50,000
Chicago Latino Film Festival - free children's screenings, free tickets and post-screening filmmaker talks - $20,000                                                                             
Cleveland International Film Festival - Women of the World program - $20,000
Damn! These Heels - filmmaker travel - $2,500
JFilm: the Pittsburgh Jewish Film Festival - audience development efforts - $2,500
KidFilm - free tickets and outreach programs -$10,000
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival - James Wong Howe retrospective - $17,500
Mill Valley Film Festival - Youth Focus, Children's FilmFest programs - $25,000
Nashville Film Festival - multi-ethnic and underserved outreach - $25,000
Native American Film & Video Festival - Native Networks conference -$17,500
New Orleans Film Festival - Emerging Filmmakers, outreach programs -$25,000
New York International Children's Film Festival - Girls' POV program - $17,500
Port Townsend Film Festival - community involvement strategy - $5,000
Portland International Film Festival - Hispanic Film Showcase and Cine-Lit: Hispanic Film and Literature program - $20,000
Roger Ebert's Film Festival - Q&A sessions and Panel Discussions - $15,000
San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival  Filmmaker Spotlight, Filmmaker - Retrospective and Out of the Vaults Programs - $17,500
San Francisco International Film Festival - World Cinema Spotlight program - $30,000
San Francisco Int’l South Asian Film Festival - "Focus on Sri Lanka" program - $5,000
San Luis Obispo International Film Festival - women-focused programming - $10,000
Saugatuck Children's Film Festival - outreach to underserved children - $2,500
Seattle International Film Festival - Asian Tradewinds spotlight program - $30,000
Traverse City Film Festival - visiting filmmaker program - $20,000
United Nations Association Film Festival - UNAFF and Kids program - $5,000
Woodstock Film Festival - Exposure Program -$10,000

Total – $450,000


2010

Ann Arbor Film Festival – $20,000
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival – $10,000
Chicago International Children's Film Festival – $30,000
Cinequest Film Festival – $30,000
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital – $20,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – $25,000
Indie Memphis Film Festival – $10,000
Los Angeles Film Festival – $30,000
Nashville Film Festival – $25,000
New Orleans Film Festival – $25,000
Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – $30,000
Ozark Foothills FilmFest – $2,500
Phoenix Film Festival – $10,000
Provincetown International Film Festival – $17,500
St. Louis International Film Festival – $15,000
San Diego Latino Film Festival – $20,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival – $25,000
San Francisco Silent Film Festival – $15,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – $30,000
True/False Film Fest – $20,000
Tucson International Jewish Film Festival – $2,500
Virginia Film Festival – $25,000
Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival – $10,000
The Women's Film Festival – $2,500

Total – $450,000


2009

Arizona International Film Festival (Tucson) – $5,000
Asian American International Film Festival (New York City) – $10,000
BAMkids Film Festival (Brooklyn, NY) – $5,000
Chicago International Film Festival – $30,000
Flagstaff Mountain Film Festival (Arizona) – $5,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC) – $25,000
Heartland Film Festival (Indianapolis, IN) – $30,000
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival – $5,000
Mill Valley Film Festival (San Rafael, CA) – $30,000
Nashville Film Festival – $25,000
Native American Film & Video Festival (New York City) – $20,000
New Orleans Film Festival – $25,000
Olympia Film Festival (Washington) – $5,000
Portland International Film Festival – $20,000
Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival (Colorado Springs, CO) – $5,000
Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (Urbana, IL) – $20,000
San Francisco Black Film Festival – $5,000
San Francisco International Film Festival – $50,000
Sarasota Film Festival – $30,000
Seattle International Film Festival – $30,000
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival (Birmingham, AL) – $20,000
Virginia Film Festival (Charlottesville, VA) – $25,000
Washington (D.C) Jewish Film Festival – $5,000
Woodstock Film Festival – $20,000

Total – $450,000


2008

African Diaspora Film Festival (New York, NY) – $10,000
Anchorage International Film Festival (AK) – $7,000
Ashland Independent Film Festival (OR) – $20,000
Austin Film Festival – $25,000
Binational Independent Film Festival (El Paso, TX) – $8,000
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – $30,000
Chicago Latino Film Festival – $20,000
Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital – $20,000
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – $30,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC) – $25,000
Hawaii International Film Festival (Honolulu) – $25,000
Los Angeles Film Festival – $50,000
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – $20,000
Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films – $10,000
Reel Affirmations: Washington D.C.’s International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – $10,000
Rochester/High Falls International Film Festival (NY) – $15,000
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival – $50,000
San Francisco International Film Festival – $30,000
St. Louis International Film Festival – $20,000
Virginia Film Festival – $25,000

Total – $450,000


2007

AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival – $20,000
Ann Arbor Film Festival – $10,000
Aspen Shortsfest – $ 5,000
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival – $10,000
Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, CA) – $20,000
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, NC) – $15,000
Green Mountain Film Festival (Montpelier, VT) – $5,000
ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – $5,000
KidFilm (Dallas, TX) – $10,000
Los Angeles International Film Festival – $50,000
Miami International Film Festival – $10,000
Mill Valley Film Festival – $10,000
New Orleans Film Festival – $20,000
New York International Children’s Film Festival – $10,000
Palm Springs International Film Festival – $15,000
Phoenix Film Festival – $5,000
Portland International Film Festival (OR) – $10,000
Port Townsend Film Festival (WA) – $5,000
Provincetown International Film Festival (MA) – $10,000
Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival (Urbana, IL) – $10,000
San Diego Latino Film Festival – $10,000
San Francisco International Film Festival – $50,000
San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival – $10,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – $10,000
Sarasota Film Festival – $15,000
Seattle International Film Festival – $25,000
Telluride Film Festival – $50,000
Three Rivers Film Festival (Pittsburgh, PA) – $5,000
VC FILMFEST: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival – $5,000
Vistas Film Festival (Dallas, TX) – $5,000
Woodstock Film Festival – $10,000

Total – $450,000


2006

African Diaspora Film Festival (NYC) – $6,000
Austin Film Festival – $20,000
Black Maria Film & Video Festival (NJ) – $8,000
Boston Jewish Film Festival – $8,000
Cascade Festival of African Films (OR) – $4,000
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – $20,000
Chicago International Film Festival – $25,000
Cleveland International Film Festival – $23,000
Los Angeles Film Festival – $50,000
Maryland Film Festival (Baltimore) – $15,000
Nashville Film Festival – $15,000
Native American Film & Video Festival (NYC) – $15,000
New York Film Festival – $30,000
Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – $22,500
River Run International Film Festival (Winston-Salem) – $12,500
Rocky Mountain Women’s Film Festival (Colorado Springs) – $ 6,000
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival – $15,000
San Francisco International Film Festival – $25,000
Telluride Film Festival – $50,000
USA Film Festival (Dallas) – $15,000
Virginia Film Festival (Charlottesville) – $15,000

Total – $400,000


2005

AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival – $25,000
Amnesty International Film Festival – $7,500
Antelope Valley Independent Film Festival – $5,000
Chicago International Latino Film Festival – $15,000
Cine Los Americas International Film Festival – $5,000
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – $20,000
Fresno REEL Pride International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – $7,500
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival – $15,000
Hawaii International Film Festival – $20,000
Kansas City Filmmakers Jubilee – $5,000
KidFilm Festival – $7,500
MadCat Women’s International Film Festival – $7,500
Maine International Film Festival – $7,500
Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival – $10,000
New Directors/New Films – $20,000
Palm Springs International Film Festival – $20,000
Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival – $10,000
Roxbury Film Festival – $7,500
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival – $15,000
Sarasota Film Festival – $20,000
Seattle International Film Festival – $25,000
Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival – $7,500
St. Louis International Film Festival – $10,000
Telluride Film Festival – $50,000
Washington (D.C.) Jewish Film Festival – $7,500

Total – $350,000


2004

African Diaspora Film Festival – $10,000
Austin Film Festival – $20,000
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – $30,000
Cinema Texas International Short Film Festival – $5,000
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival – $10,000
Maine Jewish Film Festival – $5,000
Miami International Film Festival – $30,000
Mill Valley Film Festival – $20,000
Newfest: The New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – $10,000
Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – $20,000
San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival – $15,000
San Francisco International Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – $20,000
San Francisco Silent Film Festival – $10,000
The Hamptoms International Film Festival – $20,000
VC FilmFest: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film & Video Festival – $5,000
USA Film Festival – $10,000

Total – $240,000 (*Taos Talking Pictures was awarded $10,000 but the festival was discontinued.)


2003

1 Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot – $7,500
Aspen Shortsfest – $7,500
Boston International Festival of Women’s Cinema – $7,500
Chicago International Film Festival – $25,000
Cinequest/San Jose Film Festival – $10,000
Cleveland International Film Festival – $15,000
IFP West – Los Angeles Film Festival – $25,000
KidFilm Festival – $7,500
Latino Film Festival – San Francisco Bay – $7,500
Nashville Independent Film Festival – $10,000
New Directors / New Films – $20,000
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival – $7,500
Pan African Film Festival – $5,000
San Francisco International Film Festival – $25,000
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – $15,000
Seattle International Film Festival – $15,000
Telluride Film Festival – $25,000
Virginia Film Festival – $15,000

Total – $250,000


2002

Ann Arbor Film Festival – $10,000
Chicago International Children’s Film Festival – $30,000
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – $20,000
Hawaii International Film Festival – $30,000
Human Rights Watch International Film Festival – $10,000
Mill Valley Film Festival – $30,000
New York Film Festival – $30,000
Outfest: The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Film Festival – $15,000
San Diego Latino Film Festival – $10,000
San Francisco Int’l Asian American Film Festival – $20,000
San Francisco Int’l Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – $15,000
Thomas Edison Black Maria Film & Video Festival – $10,000
Washington Jewish Film Festival – $10,000
Wisconsin Film Festival – $10,000

Total – $250,000


2001

Aspen Shortsfest – $10,000
Cinequest San Jose Film Festival – $25,000
Cleveland International Film Festival – $25,000
Florida Film Festival – $20,000
Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival – $10,000
Los Angeles Film Festival – $20,000
Mix: New York Lesbian & Gay Film Festival – $10,000
Nashville Independent Film Festival – $20,000
Northwest Film and Video Festival – $10,000
Pan African Film Festival – $10,000
San Diego Jewish Film Festival – $10,000
Sundance Film Festival – $30,000
Taos Talking Pictures Festival – $20,000
Telluride Film Festival – $30,000

Total – $250,000


2000

AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival – $30,000
Chicago Latino Film Festival – $30,000
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival – $30,000
Mill Valley Film Festival – $30,000
San Francisco International Film Festival – $30,000
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival – $15,000
Santa Clarita International Film Festival – $10,000
Seattle International Film Festival – $30,000
South By Southwest Film Festival – $15,000
Thomas Edison Black Maria Film & Video Festival – $10,000
USA Film Festival – $15,000

Total – $245,000


1999

Chicago International Film Festival – $50,000
New York International Children’s Film Festival – $10,000
New York Film Festival – $50,000
Telluride Film Festival – $50,000

Total – $160,000

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