The last year has held a many changes for MFTAC. We did not have any applicants for our scholarships last year, and as a result, we have decided to expand our focus. In the past we focused exclusively on local high school students who intended to pursue a career in film, theater, or other performing arts. We now still accept applications for these arts, but we now also accept applications from all local artists and craftsmen/women, regardless of age! Therefore, we have changed our name to Mountain Film, Theater, Arts, and Crafts.
Because of the current COVID-19 crisis, we decided to address the urgent need for technology that helps prevent the spread of the virus. Therefore, we have given our scholarship to two local residents, Kim Paolini and Toni Veronick, who have combined hand-sewing with 3D-printing technology to create masks, filters, and goggles to prevent contracting the disease.
Andrew Divoff recently presented our second scholarship award of the 2018. Andrew says, “Miss B. Heil – seen receiving the award in this video, impressed the MFTAC with the initiative she took in writing and performing her own monologue.
As always, none of the good that MFTAC does would happen without your support and for that I, and the MFTAC are eternally grateful.
We are pleased to announce that two young women have been selected for our 2nd annual MFTAC scholarships. Our founder, Andrew Divoff, presented a scholarship to one of our recipients at the recent Rim High Scholarship Awards ceremony.
Andrew will be raising funds for our 3rd annual scholarship awards. You can currently support our fundraiser by purchasing merchandise from Andrew’s online store.
The Mountain Film & Theatre Arts Scholarship committee is proud to present the first-ever annual scholarships to two students seeking to pursue and further their career in the film and theater arts.
High school seniors planning to study performing arts after graduation must submit a monologue of three minutes for consideration. Monologues longer than three minutes will not be considered. Entries should be submitted online via Film Freeway (at no charge) or on a DVD and include the student’s name, origin of the monologue and the character’s name.
A panel of judges will select the top five students who will be paired and prepare a scene that is three to five minutes long. The scenes, to be presented at The Tudor House in Lake Arrowhead in front of an audience, will be filmed for the judges.
Two students will each be each awarded a $1,000 scholarship.
Applications are available through the College and Career Office and must be returned no later than 2:00 pm on March 31, 2017.