Colleges, Universities Can Apply
for Film Projects
(Deadline: Jan. 15) The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences' Institutional Grants Program funds educational activities between
the public and the film industry that foster an appreciation of motion pictures as both an art form and a vocation.
The grants are awarded to nonprofit film organizations and to film programs within schools, colleges, universities and other institutions
and nonprofits. Grants are not awarded to individuals or to for-profit companies or organizations.
Eligible programs may include:
• Craft workshops and conferences in which college students and/or adults are trained in one or more of the various
craft fields of film production (directing, cinematography, screenwriting and editing).
• Internship programs in which college students are placed in professional environments outside of their schools, either
on film productions or in film-related offices.
• Library and archival projects in which the papers of filmmakers are preserved and/or made available to the public.
• Screening programs, especially those in which filmmakers interact with audiences.
• Seminar programs, in which film professionals discuss their work and/or particular aspects of the creation and distribution
• Teacher training programs, in which production techniques and/or film appreciation information is presented for
teachers to take back to their classrooms.
Grants are not awarded to cover the expenses of producing a film or to film festivals.
Insider's Tip: Potential applicants should keep in mind that applications must be mailed in time for arrival on the deadline. This
means they should schedule for the proposal to be completed by Jan. 11 at the latest, especially if they are on the East Coast. The
application must be sent to Hollywood, CA. via a delivery service such as Fed Ex or UPS. The Academy advises that applicants select
a trackable delivery service.
Info: For more on the funding opportunity, please visit
FY 2010 Funding | Environmental Education
| Conservation Programs Science and Mathematics
| Literacy and Education |
Nonfiction Publishing | Classroom-Based Research
| Spencer Foundation | Solid Waste Management
| Cancer Outreach | Student Support Services
| Film Projects | Welfare, Education,
Environment | Partner University Fund |
Mathematics Education Trust |
American Political Science |
Multi-Country Research |
Congressional Research |
Robert H. Michel Special Project |
Advanced Language Training |
America's Media Makers |
Innovative Technology |