AMPAS fest grants reach $290,000


The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has allocated $290,000 in grants among 27 U.S. film festivals for next year, Festival Grants Committee chair Gale Anne Hurd said.

Separately, three festivals -- the Los Angeles Film Festival, the San Francisco International Film Festival and the Telluride (Colo.) Film Festival -- have received $50,000 apiece under a special multiyear grant program designed to give funding assurance for long-term projects.

The 2007 allocations made Friday are as follows:

$25,000 -- Seattle International Film Festival;

$20,000 -- AFI Los Angeles International Film Festival and Cinequest Film Festival (San Jose, Calif.);

$15,000 -- Full Frame Documentary Film Festival (Durham, N.C.), Palm Springs (Calif.) International Film Festival, Sarasota (Fla.) Film Festival;

$10,000 -- Ann Arbor (Mich.) Film Festival, Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, KidFilm (Dallas), Miami International Film Festival, Mill Valley (Calif.) Film Festival, New York International Children's Film Festival, Portland (Ore.) International Film Festival, Provincetown's International Film Festival (Mass.), Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival (Urbana, Ill.), San Diego Latino Film Festival, San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, Woodstock (N.Y.) Film Festival;

$5,000 -- Aspen (Colo.) Shortsfest, the Greenmountain Film Festival (Montpelier, Vt.), ImageOut: The Rochester (N.Y.) Lesbian & Gay Film & Video Festival, Phoenix Film Festival, Port Townsend (Wash.) Film Festival, Three Rivers Film Festival (Pittsburgh), VC Filmfest: The Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival, Vistas Film Festival (Dallas).

The Festival Grants program was established in 1999 by the Academy and to date has awarded 151 grants to film festivals.