American Film Institute (AFI) to Receive Grant for Disability Films
February 28, 2008–The American Film Institute (AFI) will receive a $10,000 grant from the Frank D. Lanterman Regional Center, a non-profit organization that aids people with developmental disabilities.
The grant has been awarded to AFI's Conservatory MFA program in order to increase student production of projects that focus on developmental disabilities. The films will be submitted to a range of film festivals in an effort to raise public awareness about the subjects they tackle.
“We hope the creative work that will result will help us as a society learn to embrace difference as a value,” Lanterman exec director Diane Anand said.
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