Audi, a long-time supporter of the motion picture arts and the America Film Institute (AFI), recently announced a pivotal scholarship program that will expand opportunities for female storytellers.
Audi has been the official automotive sponsor of AFI FEST for over 14 years. The collaboration has evolved through a shared passion for supporting master filmmakers and has expanded to include the Audi Fellowship, announced at the AFI Awards earlier this month.
The Audi Fellowship scholarship program will support one promising female director for the entire two-year AFI Conservatory enrollment, a $215,000 investment. The recipient will possesses exceptional talent, passion, need, and a fearlessly forward spirit. The scholarship will be awarded to one of the women currently applying to be a member of the August 2017 class, and the winner will be announced this spring.
The AFI Conservatory is among the most respected filmmaker training programs in the world. The program includes notable alumni Amy Heckerling (Fast Times at Ridgemont High), Mimi Leder (The Leftovers), and Patty Jenkins (Monster), the first female director to helm a major comic book franchise (Wonder Woman).
For more information on educating the next generation of storytellers please check out the world-renowned AFI Conservatory at http://www.afi.com/conservatory/.
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