NYWITF Calls for Preservation Grant Proposals

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Thu, 03/10/2016 - 14:32 -- Nick Dager

NYWITF calls for preservation grant proposals.New York Women in Film & Television’s Women's Film Preservation Fund is calling for proposals for grants to restore and preserve American films in which women have had significant creative positions. The WFPF's mission is to save films of unique importance in American history and in the history of women's cinema. Individuals and not-for-profit organizations are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000. The association’s next grant proposal deadline is June 1st, 2016.

The Women's Film Preservation Fund aims to contribute to an understanding of the importance of women in film history and to increase awareness of the necessity for film preservation. The Fund is committed to working with organizations and individuals with similar goals, and to sharing resources and information with them. In that spirit, we are asking you to get the word out to your colleagues and friends about the Fund, and to make them aware of our grants program.

The WFPF application and guidelines have been updated this year. Applicants are encouraged to begin the process as early as possible and to contact NYWIFT with any questions.

Click here to access the new on-line application WFPF Application and Guidelines

The Women's Film Preservation Fund expects to receive proposals for funding totaling over $100,000 to restore and preserve women's films. WFPF, the only fund of its kind in the world, has saved over 100 films in the last 20 years. Donate to this exceptional fund and help us bring the essential role of women in cinema history to light. The cost to preserve a single title can range from $10,000 to over $100,000. Past support has enabled us to do amazing work but so many films are still being lost.

To donate to the Women's Film Preservation Fund please click here