Film Festival Grant Recipients


Festival Program Award Amount
AFI FEST International Filmmakers and Guest Artistic Directors $30,000
Ann Arbor Film Festival Filmmaker Retrospective Programs $20,000
Arabian Sights Film Festival Guest Filmmakers $3,750
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival Retrospective Program and Festival Theme $10,000
Black Maria Film and Video Festival Re-Fueling the Independent Spirit: Outreach and Access $3,210
Chicago Int'l Children's Film Festival Education and outreach programs for low income students $30,000
Cleveland Int'l Film Festival Focus on LGBT Filmmakers (multi-year grant) $50,000
KidFilm arts-in-education outreach film programs $10,000
Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival Retrospective Spotlight program $20,000
Los Angeles Film Festival Master Classes on the Art and Craft of Film $30,000
Mill Valley Film Festival Focus on Spanish Language Cinema $30,000
New Orleans Film Festival 25th Anniversary Spotlight: Focus on Black Filmmakers $20,000
New York African Diaspora Int'l Film Festival "Being Black in Latin America" program $7,000
Out On Film Filmmaker appearances and Q and A sessions $2,700
Ozark Foothills FilmFest "Breaking Through: Promoting Cultural Understanding through Film" $3,340
San Francisco Int'l Film Festival World Cinema Spotlight (three-year grant) $25,000
San Francisco Int'l LGBT Film Festival New Storytelling in LGBT Cinema $30,000
San Francisco Silent Film Festival Educational Programs $20,000
Seattle Int'l Film Festival African Pictures (three-year grant) $50,000
SEEfest (South East European) Must-SEE Cinema $4,400
St. Louis Int'l Film Festival Women in Film Sidebar $20,000
True/False Film Fest Neither/Nor Sidebar Program (three-year grant) $25,000
Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival Expanding Our Reach: Inspiring New Communities with New Ideas $10,000

Total Awarded: $450,000

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