Academy Foundation

To support film screenings, filmmaker discussions, and public programs focused on science and the science and technology of motion pictures

  • Amount $450,000
  • City Beverly Hills, CA
  • Investigator Jacqueline Stewart
  • Year 2021
  • Program Public Understanding
  • Sub-program Film

This grant supports science and technology programming at the new Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Foundation-supported programming will include screenings of Oscar nominated and winning films focused on science and scientists, a selection of talks and panel discussions with filmmakers and scientists, and an exhibit exploring the accomplishments of six Black visual effects artists. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, host of the Academy Awards and a membership organization for preeminent film professionals, is opening this new museum in Los Angeles as the definitive showcase devoted to the art, science, and myriad creators of cinema. It will occupy 300,000 square feet across two buildings, including six floors of exhibition galleries and public spaces and two theaters, and will reach an estimated 600,000 visitors in its first year.

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