True/False Film Festival Receives Grant from "The Academy"

The True/False Film Fest is receiving a 20-thousand dollar grant for this year’s 2012 festival.

by Jon Rehagen (Columbia, Mo.)

The grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will help pay for educational outreach programs, the visiting filmmaker program, and the festival’s mentorship program. Educational Programming Coordinator Polina Malikin says this grant helps allow for more educational programs such as The Filmmaker Boot Camp.

“We’re providing a full video training program for high school students from the area public schools as well as two of their teachers,” Malikin said.

Malikin says the educational programs weren’t directly created because of the grant, but that money will be big help. The festival is more than half way funded by ticket sales alone. The recipients can only get the grant every other year, and this is the second time the festival has received it. True/False is scheduled for March 1-4.