Performance of Abel Gance’s 1927 masterpiece Napoleon, September 24, 2007 at the Coliseum in Rome with the Triptych being shown on an 8.5 x 33 meter screen. The screen was built next to the Arch of Constantine on the Plazza del Colloseo, with the seating area and projection room in the Via de San Gregorio. Napoleon image copyright; Zoetrope Corporation and The Film Preserve, Ltd, with permission Courtesy: Boston Light & Sound, Inc.

Travel Grants

To broaden participation in the annual Conference, AMIA has developed a travel grant program to help defray costs and encourage attendance for those who might not otherwise be able to attend.  Travel grants are funded through the generosity of AMIA members and donors.

AMIA Community Fund

The AMIA Community Fund was established to pay tribute to the work of AMIA members, and offer colleagues, friends and families a way to honor contributions to the moving image field. The Fund provides grants of up to $1,000 for travel to the annual Conference.  The Community Fund is funded through members and donors, and not through the general AMIA budget. The number of travel grants each year is based on donations received.

Consider a donation the Community Fund!  Your donation is an opportunity to support the work of colleagues, friends, and professionals who ensure that our media culture is accessible today and tomorrow.

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Travel Grant

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival Travel Grant was established to help develop new media archivists, the caretakers of our film heritage.  The Grant offers $1,000 to cover travel funding for the AMIA Annual Conference as well as registration to the annual San Francisco Silent Film Festival.  The grant is intended for those entering the field, new professionals and students, and AMIA members are eligible.

The San Francisco Silent Film Festival is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about silent film as an art form and as a culturally valuable historical record. Throughout the year, SFSFF produces events that showcase important titles from the silent era, often in restored or preserved prints, with live musical accompaniment by some of the world’s finest practitioners of the art of putting music to film. Each presentation exemplifies the extraordinary quality that Academy Award-winning film historian Kevin Brownlow calls “live cinema.” SFSFF also restores silent film titles, and is constantly adding to its collection at the Library of Congress.

LAC Group/PRO-TEK Vaults Student Travel Grant

The LAC Group/PRO-TEK Vaults Student Travel Grant was established to help students network with colleagues and engage with professionals in the field at the annual conference.  The grant provides up to $1,000 in travel funding for a student to attend the annual Conference.  In addition, the recipient will be invited to spend a day at PRO-TEK in Los Angeles speaking with experts and touring the facility.

The Carolyn Hauer NxNW International Fund

The Carolyn Hauer International NxNW Fund is dedicated to promoting internationalism within AMIA.  Established in 2004 in honor of the late Carolyn Hauer, the fund provides travel grants to conference presenters from developing areas.  The Fund also provides individual and institutional memberships to institutions from developing areas.