Posted May 3, 2019
Pleasantville, NY – May 2, 2019 — Today, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced its 2019 FilmWatch and FilmCraft grant recipients, which included the Jacob Burns Film Center (Pleasantville, NY), a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education center and one of the most successful suburban art houses in the country. The $10,000 FilmCraft grant will support JBFC’s inaugural REMIX Artist-in Residence.
REMIX: The Black Experience in Film, Media, and Art is a year-round original series examining the legacy of institutional racism and the black experience in film, media, and art. First programmed by the late filmmaker Jonathan Demme and Gina Duncan, now Associate Vice President at BAM Film, REMIX challenges perceptions, inspires dialogue, and celebrates the richness and breadth of cinema that is too often overlooked. The opportunity to introduce a REMIX Artist-in-Residence to the JBFC community will both strengthen and improve upon that mission.
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