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The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Travel Grant was established to help develop new media archivists, the caretakers of our film heritage.  The Grant provides travel funding for the AMIA Annual Conference.

Each grant recipient will be reimbursed for reasonable travel and registration expenses up to $1,000 and will receive a complimentary conference registration as well as registration to The Reel Thing Technical Symposium at the Conference.


All AMIA members are eligible to receive a SFSFF Fund Travel Grant.  The grant is intended for those entering the field, new professionals and students.

Applicants will complete a short application form and include a brief essay (no more than 750 words) addressing the financial need for the award, as well as how attendance at the conference will contribute to their professional development as a media archivist.

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival

Celebrating the lasting artistic, cultural, and historical importance of silent film with live musical accompaniment, SFSFF engages modern audiences giving them an opportunity to experience the extraordinary quality that Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow calls, “live cinema.”

Reflecting the breadth and diversity of silent-era filmmaking, SFSFF’s programming is a lively and thought-provoking mix of education and entertainment, combining classics, lesser-known gems, rare and/or recently restored films, and important international work.

Film Preservationists regard SFSFF as one of the world’s premier venues to see the fruits of their labors on the big screen before an enthusiastic and appreciative audience as well as an unparalleled event where they can meet and connect with colleagues. Every program at the SF Silent Film Festival is an event and many consider it the cinematic highlight of the year.


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