NFPF Annouunces 2006 Avant-Garde Film Preservation Grants

From: Jeff Lambert (email suppressed)
Date: Thu Nov 09 2006 - 13:43:51 PST

A slate of eight films by Samuel Beckett, George Manupelli, Carolee
Schneemann, and Frank Stauffacher will be saved through the 2006
Avant-Garde Masters Grants, the collaboration by The Film Foundation
and the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve landmark
American experimental films. Anthology Film Archives, Electronic Arts
Intermix, Pacific Film Archive and the UCLA Film and Television
Archive will spearhead the preservation work, splitting the $50,000
award contributed by The Film Foundation.

UCLA will preserve Samuel Beckett's FILM; Electronic Arts Intermix
will preserve five films by Carolee Schneemann: Body Collage, Illinois
Central Transposed, Meat Joy, Snows, Water Light/Water Needle (Lake
Mah Wah); Anthology Film Archives will preserve George Manupelli's Dr.
Chicago; and the Pacific Film Archive will preserve Frank
Stauffacher's Notes on the Port of St. Francis.

In previous years, the Avant-Garde Masters Grants have singled out for
preservation works by Kenneth Anger, Bruce Conner, Hollis Frampton,
Larry Gottheim, George and Mike Kuchar, Gregory Markopoulos, Jonas
Mekas, and Tom Palazzolo. A full list of films safeguarded through the
program can be found on the NFPF Web site,,
under the heading Preserved Films.

Jeff Lambert
Assistant Director
National Film Preservation Foundation

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