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Ava DuVernay’s Array Teams With Google To Create Feature Film Grant For Underrepresented Creatives

June 02, 2021
June 02, 2021

Ava Duvernay’s Array has partnered with Google to create a new $500,000 feature film grant available to up-and-coming creatives from historically underrepresented communities.

The endowment, referred to as The Array + Google Feature Film Grant, will prove funds allowing the recipient to produce their first full-length feature. The initiative speaks to ongoing efforts, on the part of Array and Google, to help amplify marginalized voices, thereby building toward a more equitable and inclusive artistic community.

The recipient of this year’s grant will be chosen by an indie film advisory committee that includes Gabrielle Glore (Festival Director & Head of Programming, Urbanworld), Francis Cullado (Executive Director for Visual Communications Media, Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival), Crystal Echo Hawk (Founder and Executive Director, IllumiNative), María Rauqel Bozzi (Senior Director of Education & International Initiatives at Film Independent), and Smriti Kiran (Artistic Director, Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival).

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