New York University

To support screenwriting and production of science and technology films and games by top film and game design students

  • Amount $432,364
  • City New York, NY
  • Investigator Michael Burke
  • Year 2019
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

This grant continues support to New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts for a series of initiatives that encourages student filmmakers and game designers to develop screenplays, short films, and games that feature science or technology. Grant funds support an annual colloquium that brings students together with working scientists, a yearly $30,000 production award that helps a promising science-themed film project move toward completion, three $10,000 screenplay awards given to help develop science themed scripts, and an annual Game Center award to develop an interactive game that creatively integrates gameplay with science and technology. Additional funds provide stipends for working scientists to judge student submissions on their scientific content and to serve as dedicated science advisors and mentors on student projects. Grant funds support these and related administrative and outreach activities for three years.

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