Columbia University

To encourage the next generation of filmmakers to write screenplays and produce short films about science and technology

  • Amount $266,939
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Trey Ellis
  • Year 2014
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

This grant provides continuing support to Columbia University, one of the Foundation's six film school partners, for twenty-eight months of activities designed to encourage top film students to develop screenplays and produce short films about science and technology. Activities supported through this grant include the provision of faculty mentors and science advisors for students working on science-themed film projects, two annual awards for production of short films on science and technology, one annual award to develop promising feature film scripts with science content, an annual science information seminar for film students,  and networking events with select film industry producers, agents, and managers.

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