Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Announces $10,000 FilmCraft Grant to IDA
May 7, 2018 (Los Angeles, CA) - The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the recipients of its 2018 FilmCraft and FilmWatch grants, including a $10,000 FilmCraft grant to the International Documentary Association to support Educational and Cultural Public Programs.
“IDA is deeply appreciative to receive the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences FilmCraft grant, which will provide the opportunity to introduce nationwide audiences to prominent filmmakers and to present engaging content and education about nonfiction and documentary,” said Claire Aguilar, IDA’s Director of Programming and Policy.
“It is the Grants’ privilege and responsibility to fund organizations, rising and established, that reflect both The Academy’s values and its leadership role in the arts,” said Buffy Shutt, chair of the Academy’s grants committee.
The Academy’s Grants program provides financial support to qualifying film festivals, educational institutions and film scholars and supports the Academy’s overall mission to recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures. The Academy Grants program has awarded a total of $12,194,000 to non-profit institutions and film festivals.