Visiting Artist, Educational Programs

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
rhaberkamp@oscars.org

Visiting Artists 2005-2010

Richard Chew
Editors Branch 
Moore Norman Technology Center

Gena Rowlands 
Actors Branch
Florida Film Festival

Mark Boal 
Writers Branch
Campus FilmFest, Las Vegas

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