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HFPA Presents $2.8 Million In Grants At Annual Gala

On August 2, 2017, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) held its annual Grants Banquet, where grants totaling $2.8 million dollars were bestowed to non-profit cultural and educational organizations that foster and educate, promote and preserve all production mediums.  . The evening was hosted by Chelsea Handler and included a special musical performance by Keala Settle.

The HFPA focuses their grants in four major areas: nurturing the development of young artists in film and television through support for scholarships, fellowships and education; preserving the culture and history of motion pictures by supporting film preservation; promoting cultural exchange and understanding through support for major programs and exhibitions that utilize film to ignite critical dialogue; and supporting special projects, educational and cultural activities connected with the entertainment industry.

The HFPA began giving grants as early as 1989 to institutions such as University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Southern California (USC) and the American Cinematheque, which continue to receive support today.  The HFPA has created endowments at Los Angeles colleges and universities to help underserved students such as Los Angeles Community College and California State University, Northridge.  In addition, over the years the HFPA has responded to outside issues and humanitarian crises throughout the world.  Earlier this year, the HFPA provided the International Rescue Committee with a $500,000 grant that was presented at the Cannes Film Festival.  The HFPA will also provide the Committee to Protect Journalists with a one-time grant of $200,000.

For more than 25 years, the HFPA has committed nearly $30 million in grants, provided more than 1,500 scholarships and helped restore over 90 titles. The mission of the HFPA’s Charitable Trust is to foster education, diversity and creative expression in art and film through a variety of programs and special grants. Through the annual Grants Banquet, the HFPA will continue to provide funds and resources to institutions and people that need it most. Below please find the complete list of this year’s grant recipients.

HFPA 2017 GRANTEES:

HIGHER EDUCATION: FELLOWSHIPS & INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

  • California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) – $60,000
  • Cal State Fullerton – $60,000
  • Cal State Long Beach – $60,000
  • Cal State Los Angeles – $60,000
  • Cal State Northridge – $60,000
  • Columbia University – $60,000
  • Los Angeles City College – $25,000
  • San Antonio College Foundation – $10,000
  • New York University – $50,000
  • University of California, Los Angeles – $125,000

HFPA SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENTS

  • American Film Institute – $20,000
  • CalArts – $12,500
  • Cal State Fullerton – $5,000
  • Cal State Long Beach – $5,000
  • Cal State Los Angeles – $2,650
  • Cal State Northridge – $5,000
  • Columbia University – $20,000
  • Los Angeles City College – $4,000
  • Loyola Marymount – $20,000
  • San Antonio College Foundation – $5,000
  • New York University – $20,000
  • UCLA – $20,000
  • University of North Carolina – $5,000
  • University of Southern California – $20,000

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & MENTORING

  • American Film Institute – $40,000
  • Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment – $15,000
  • Exceptional Minds – $25,000
  • Film Independent, Project: Involve – $60,000
  • Independent Filmmaker Project (Brooklyn) – $20,000
  • International Documentary Association – $10,000
  • Motion Picture & Television Fund – $10,000
  • New Filmmakers Los Angeles – $10,000
  • SAG-AFTRA Foundation – $10,000
  • Streetlights – $15,000
  • Sundance Institute – $125,000
  • Women Make Movies – $10,000

PRE-PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION & MENTORING

  • California State Summer School Arts Foundation – $25,000
  • Echo Park Film Center – $10,000
  • Ghetto Film School – $30,000
  • GlobalGirl Media – $10,000
  • Inner-City Arts (Downtown LA) – $30,000
  • Inner City Filmmakers (Santa Monica) – $30,000
  • Kids in the Spotlight – $10,000
  • LAUSD/USC Arts & Engineering Magnet – $25,000
  • Los Angeles County High School for the Arts – $25,000
  • The Music Center – $5,000

PRESERVE THE CULTURE & HISTORY OF FILM

  • Film Noir – $25,000
  • Outfest (UCLA LGBT project) – $35,000
  • The Film Foundation – $350,000
  • Toronto International Film Festival – $15,000

PROMOTE CULTURAL EXCHANGE THROUGH FILM

  • American Cinematheque – $45,000
  • Film Independent/LACMA Series – $125,000
  • FilmAid International – $100,000
  • Hollywood Heritage Museum – $10,000
  • Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles – $15,000
  • Library Foundation of Los Angeles – $20,000
  • Los Angeles Conservancy, Last Remaining Seats – $35,000
  • Museum of the Moving Image – $10,000
  • San Francisco Silent Film Festival – $10,000
  • University of California, Berkeley Film Archive – $20,000
  • University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana (Ebertfest) – $10,000

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Children’s Hospital Los Angeles – $25,000
  • Ensemble Studio Theatre – $15,000
  • Gingold Theatre Group/Shaw Festival – $10,000
  • Lollipop Theater Network – $20,000
  • Pablove Foundation – $20,000
  • Young Musicians Foundation – $10,000
  • Young Storytellers Foundation – $10,000
  • Committee to Protect Journalists – $200,000

2017 NEW GRANTEES

  • Los Angeles LGBT Center – $10,000
  • Santa Monica College – $30,000
  • The Moth – $70,000
  • Veterans in Film & Television – $10,000
  • Zimmer Children’s Museum – $10,000

2017 ONE-TIME EQUIPMENT GRANTS

  • CalArts – $31,104
  • Cal State Long Beach – $30,000
  • Cal State Los Angeles – $30,000
  • Echo Park Film Center – $50,000
  • Film Independent, Project Involve – $40,000
  • Motion Picture and Television Fund – $50,000
  • Mount San Antonio College – $30,000