American Museum of the Moving Image

To maintain the most comprehensive site for the nationwide Sloan Film program, to develop related outreach, events, and educational materials, and to support one year of the Sloan Student Prizes

  • Amount $598,238
  • City Astoria, NY
  • Investigator Sonia Epstein
  • Year 2022
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

This grant provides ongoing support for the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI), to maintain and improve the Sloan Science & Film website,, for a further three years. The website, led by Sonia Epstein, remains the most up-to-date, comprehensive resource for the Sloan Film Program, and also offers over 200 articles and interviews with science filmmakers, plus an additional 20 articles about film written by scientists. Grant funds will allow MoMI to publish two new articles on the Sloan Science & Film site each week, for a total of 250 over the grant period; commission over 20 original articles by research scientists; produce at least 8 Science on Screen public events annually; curate at least one science-themed gallery exhibition at the museum; update the site with new Sloan-winning media; promote and disseminate a short film teacher’s guide and a feature film companion guide; form partnerships with science and cultural institutions; represent the initiative at festivals and events; host annual networking events, produce a lookbook of Sloan-winning films; produce a development catalog to become a community resource for the Sloan film community; and award the 2022 Sloan Student Prizes.

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