OVERVIEW: The Princess Grace Foundation awards scholarships to undergraduate and graduate film students.
IP TAKE: This funder awards individual scholarships to film students as well as grants to academic institutions to support their artistic activities.
PROFILE: Upon the death of Princess Grace of Monaco, Prince Rainier III of Monaco established the Princess Grace Foundation in 1982. During her lifetime, Princess Grace was “[c]omitted to helping emerging artists realize their career goals. The foundation continues her commitment, remaining “[d]edicated to identifying and assisting emerging talent in theater, dance and film.” Grantmaking includes theater, playwriting, dance, choreography, film and animation.
The foundation awards film scholarships at the undergraduate and graduate levels in order. Scholarships defray the costs of students’ thesis films. Categories of work supported includ narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, hybrid work, media installations, transmedia, webisodes and interactive web work. Past film award winners include Pamela Guest of Pacific Northwest College of Art and Daniel Chein of San Francisco State University. To learn more about the Princess Grace Foundation’s past grantees, explore its list of award winners.
The foundation also offers the Stephen Hillenburg Animation Scholarship, which is awarded to one undergraduate or graduate film student in the field of animation.
Each grantmaking program has its own deadlines. Submissions for film scholarships are typically due around June 1 each year. Students must be nominated for this scholarship program.
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