Visiting Artists Program

Lisa Eichhorn in Latvia

The Academy’s Visiting Artists Program assists colleges and media arts centers, as well as festivals, conferences and other film-related events, in sponsoring visits to their sites by members of the Academy.

The program provides opportunities for students and faculty to have direct contact with working film professionals, thus creating an important link between the academic study of film and filmmaking and the men and women who make movies.

The Academy, on behalf of the applying institution, will contact its members to determine their availability and interest in serving as Visiting Artists. The program also provides funding for transportation. Proposals targeting specific individuals are the most difficult to accommodate; those with greater flexibility are more likely to be successful.

How to Apply

To be considered, a written proposal must be submitted two(2) months prior to your event with the following information:

  • The history and scope of the applying institution’s film department.
  • A breakdown of how the artist’s time would be utilized, including any classes, workshops and screenings in which the artist might participate.
  • What impact such a visit would have on the audience involved, and to what extent that audience is knowledgeable about film and filmmaking.
  • Which branch of the Academy the artist should represent: Actors, Art Directors, Cinematographers, Directors, Documentary, Executives, Film Editors, Makeup, Music, Producers, Public Relations, Short Films and Feature Animation, Sound, Visual Effects and Writers.
  • The proposed dates for the artist’s visit.

The Academy carefully considers all written proposals and evaluates them on the basis of merit and need. You will be contacted after your proposal has been received and reviewed.

Submit proposals to:

Randy Haberkamp
Managing Director, Programming, Education, and Preservation
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, 5th Floor
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Visiting Artists 2005-2010

  • Richard Chew (Editors Branch) – Moore Norman Technology Center
  • Gena Rowlands (Actors Branch) – Florida Film Festival
  • Mark Boal (Writers Branch) & Michael Giacchino (Music Branch) – Campus FilmFest, Las Vegas
  • Ben Shedd (Documentary Branch) – Spudfest: Drive-in Family Film & Music Festival
  • Chris Tashima (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch) – Boulder Asian Film Festival
  • Eric Armstrong (Short Films and Feature Animation Branch) – East Tennessee State University
  • Marvin Levy (Public Relations Branch) – Waseda Marketing Forum, Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
  • Mel Stuart (Documentary Branch) – Boston University
  • Harold Ramis (Directors Branch) – Austin Film Festival
  • Arthur Penn (Directors Branch) – Fort Lauderdale Film Festival
  • Ross McElwee (Documentary Branch) – Austin Film Festival and Cinema de Reel (International Documentary Festival, Paris)
  • John Landis (Directors Branch) – BAMcinematek
  • David H. Shepard (Members at Large Branch) – Orphan Film Symposium
  • Freida Lee Mock (Documentary Branch) – Sarasota Film Festival
  • Chuck Workman (Directors Branch) – Colgate University and Boston University Cinematheque
  • Arnold Schwartzman (Documentary Branch) – British Embassy, Seoul, Korea
  • Ross McElwee (Documentary Branch) – Cinema Du Reel, Paris, France
  • Arthur Dong (Documentary Branch) – Hong Kong International Film Festival
  • Quentin Tarantino (Directors Branch) – Provincetown Film Festival
  • Deborah Landis (Art Directors Branch) – Kent State University
  • Ross McElwee (Documentary Branch) – American Film Festival, in Moscow
  • Terry Sanders (Documentary Branch) – Plus Camerimage Festival, Warsaw, Poland
  • Glenn Close (Actors Branch) – Florida Film Festival
  • Anouk Aimee (Actors Branch) – 36th Telluride Film Festival
  • Arnold Schwartzman (Documentary Branch) – University for the Creative Arts, in Maidstone, Kent, England
  • Lawrence Kasdan (Directors Branch) – 16th Annual Austin Film Festival and Conference
  • John Canemaker (Animation Branch) – National Film School/IADT, Ireland
  • David H. Shepard (Members at Large) – Millersville University, Pennsylvania
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