Acad allocates fest funds

27 film festivals get grants

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences’ Academy Foundation has allocated $290,000 in grants among 27 U.S. film festivals for next year.

In addition to the 27, three fests –Los Angeles, San Francisco and Telluride — have received $50,000 each under a special multiyear grant program designed to give them funding assurance for long-term projects.

The Acad established the Festival Grants Program in 1999, making 151 grants to date. The 2007 allocations:

$25,000 — Seattle Film Festival.

$20,000 — AFI Los Angeles Film Festival; Cinequest Film Festival.

$15,000 — Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; Palm Springs Film Festival; Sarasota Film Festival.

$10,000 — Ann Arbor Film Festival; Atlanta Jewish Film Festival; KidFilm; Miami Film Festival; Mill Valley Film Festival; New York Children’s Film Festival; Portland Film Festival; Provincetown’s Film Festival; Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival; San Diego Latino Film Festival; San Francisco LGBT Film Festival; Woodstock Film Festival.

$5,000 — Aspen Shortsfest; Greenmountain Film Festival; ImageOut: The Rochester Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival; Phoenix Film Festival; Port Townsend Film Festival; Three Rivers Film Festival; VC Filmfest: the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival; Vistas Film Festival.

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