Nonprofits, universities to receive more than $500,000

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Academy Foundation has awarded 68 film-related grants totaling more than $500,000 to nonprofits and universities throughout the United States.

The grants will support internship programs and institutional projects that include job training programs, filmmaking workshops and screening series.

CalArts and the U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will each receive $12,500 in internship grants, while schools including Columbia U., Cornell, NYU, UCLA and Stanford will receive $10,000 or less.

Top institutional grants of $15,000 have been awarded to FilmAid Intl., Inner-City Filmmakers and Streetlights.

“Among the wide variety of programs earning the Academy’s support are internship and job training programs that provide students direct access to the industry,”grants committee chairman Andrew Marlowe said in a statement.

Since its founding in 1968, the Academy Foundation has awarded more than $6.8 million in grants.

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