The purpose of the program is to support programs that provide a platform for underrepresented artists, promote motion pictures as an art form, foster culturally diverse viewing experiences, and cultivate new and dedicated audiences for theatrical film.
Through the Grants program, the Academy seeks to:
- Promote diversity
- Bridge the opportunity divide
- Attract and engage broad new audiences for theatrical motion pictures
- Provide a platform for underrepresented artists, the full range of film genres, and a variety of viewpoints and approaches
- Encourage filmmaking as a vocation
- Illuminate less visible aspects of filmmaking and the film industry through scholarly research, presentations and discussions