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The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum
March 8, 2017
Directors Anthony and Joe Russo, in conjunction with the Italian Sons and Daughters of America and the National Italian American Foundation, are thrilled to announce a new and exciting grant program available to all members of your student body.
Known as The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum, each year multiple $7,500 grants will be awarded to aspiring filmmakers around the country to create documentary or fiction/non-fiction narrative films that explore the Italian American experience for the benefit of future generations. We will accept proposals until March 15th, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.
Anthony and Joe are among Hollywood’s most acclaimed and successful directors, having helmed TV sensations Community and Arrested Development as well as global blockbusters Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Captain America: Civil War. They are currently hard at work on the next two Avengers installments.
Based on the credo that a filmmaker’s time is best spent making films, their desire to provide a platform for distinct and undiscovered storytelling voices is the driving force of the grant. Their strong ties to their Italian American heritage, and a motivation to perpetuate their culture and celebrate the values that comprise it, are the foundational pillars of the grant we’re offering your students.
As a result, the program is designed to allow students to hone their skills while helping to preserve the Italian American experience. The particulars relating to the program can be found at www.niaf.org.
We encourage you to make your students aware of this exceptional opportunity and if you have any questions, you may contact the NIAF Director of Programs, Gabriella Mileti at firstname.lastname@example.org or (202) 939-3116.