The National Film Preservation Foundation has invited proposals for its Avant-Garde Masters film preservation grant program. Interested archives should register by March 25 2011. The final applications are due April 29 2011. The grants, made possible by The Film Foundation, support the preservation of a film or films by a single filmmaker or cinematic movement significant to the development of avant-garde film in America. Works made in the last twenty years are not eligible. Applications are asked to show how the films they wish to preserve contributed to American experimental film and why they need preservation. The NFPF will fund several preservation projects ranging between $10,000 and $50,000, and will announce recipients in the northern summer of 2011. Application guidelines are on the NFPF web site.
posted January 10, 2011