Jane Morrison Memorial Film Fund

The Maine Arts Commission now manages the review process for the Jane Morrison Memorial Film Fund. The fund will continue to support educational opportunities for filmmakers who are in the early stages of career development, with preference given but not restricted to those residing in Maine.

Please visit MAC's website for more information about the award and how to apply.

About the Award

Jane Morrison, an Augusta-area native, died suddenly while on location shooting a film in Africa. Her career in filmmaking began when she was an English teacher at Cony High School in Augusta and participated in that school's first Maine Arts Commission-supported Artist-In-Residence Film Program. She received special training in filmmaking, continued to develop the film program at Cony, and then went on to a full-time career in filmmaking. Among her titles are Sarah Orne Jewett's The White Heron, Master Smart Woman, and The Two Worlds of Angelita.

In the past, grants from the Morrison Fund have been used to support attendance at the Summer Film Institute in New York and the Sundance Institute in Utah. The funds can also be applied to film classes at educational institutions, film workshops, seminars, and apprenticeships. The committee prefers applications that cover tuition costs rather than living expenses.