You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Grant for Telluride program

AMPAS donates $50,000 to guest director program

For the second consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Telluride Film Festival’s guest director program.

As part of Acad’s cultural and education branch — the Academy Foundation — the org donates more than $1 million annually to film scholars, cultural orgs and film fests.

“It’s very gratifying for the Academy to be able to support this program, especially at a time when arts funding is so critical,” said Acad prexy Tom Sherak.

Oscar winner Alexander Payne will serve as this year’s guest director, selecting six films to be screened during the fest’s four-day run. He joins past guest directors including Peter Bogdanovich, Errol Morris and last year’s Slavoj Zizek.

The fest’s 36th edition runs Friday through Monday. Lineup will be announced opening day.

More Film

  • Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten

    Film News Roundup: Maggie Gyllenhaal's 'Kindergarten Teacher' Sells to Netflix

    For the second consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Telluride Film Festival’s guest director program. As part of Acad’s cultural and education branch — the Academy Foundation — the org donates more than $1 million annually to film scholars, cultural orgs and film fests. […]

  • 'Mug' Review: Blackhearted Satire on Small-Minded,

    Berlin Film Review: 'Mug'

    For the second consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Telluride Film Festival’s guest director program. As part of Acad’s cultural and education branch — the Academy Foundation — the org donates more than $1 million annually to film scholars, cultural orgs and film fests. […]

  • Richard Glickman Dead

    Richard Glickman, Engineer and Fog Machine Designer, Dies at 91

    For the second consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Telluride Film Festival’s guest director program. As part of Acad’s cultural and education branch — the Academy Foundation — the org donates more than $1 million annually to film scholars, cultural orgs and film fests. […]

  • Aga

    Berlin Film Review: 'Ága'

    For the second consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Telluride Film Festival’s guest director program. As part of Acad’s cultural and education branch — the Academy Foundation — the org donates more than $1 million annually to film scholars, cultural orgs and film fests. […]

  • Guillermo del Toro Shape of Water

    'Shape of Water' Lawsuit Spurs Debate Amid Oscar Voting

    For the second consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Telluride Film Festival’s guest director program. As part of Acad’s cultural and education branch — the Academy Foundation — the org donates more than $1 million annually to film scholars, cultural orgs and film fests. […]

  • 'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman'

    'This Is Me' Catapults 'Greatest Showman' Soundtrack Toward One Billion Streams

    For the second consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Telluride Film Festival’s guest director program. As part of Acad’s cultural and education branch — the Academy Foundation — the org donates more than $1 million annually to film scholars, cultural orgs and film fests. […]

  • Rex Pickett

    Rex Pickett's Drama 'Repairman' Moving Forward as a Movie

    For the second consecutive year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Telluride Film Festival’s guest director program. As part of Acad’s cultural and education branch — the Academy Foundation — the org donates more than $1 million annually to film scholars, cultural orgs and film fests. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content