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Many students dream of creating worlds, telling stories, and sharing their cultures through film. Your gift can help them realize those dreams.

Help Bring a Story to Life

Scholarship Support

Film at Mason awards at least five student scholarships a year and six monetary pitch awards. These scholarships go directly to support our emerging filmmakers through tuition scholarships or to supplement the expenses of creating their thesis work through pitch awards. Visit our Scholarship page to learn more about the scholarships awarded through the program.

Program Support

Support for the Film at Mason program goes to equipment purchases, travel for student filmmakers to festivals, software for editing labs, and many other areas. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to our program to continue Film at Mason’s legacy as a first-class resource for student and alumni filmmakers.

Cinematographer Heather Marshall
Cinematographer Heather Marshall records behind-the-scenes footage on-set for The Mason Film Lab.

Fundraising Events

We hold two lively and enjoyable fundraising events a year that directly support these programs. Please consider attending or sponsoring: Off the Wall and ARTS by George!.

Contact Director of Development, Susan Graziano, for more information about supporting the program.

Ways to Give

Contribute by credit card online through a secure portal.

Contribute by check, payable to the George Mason University Foundation. You may specify in the memo field where you would like the funds allocated:

  • Film and Video Studies Program Support Fund (supports scholarships, equipment and visiting artist programs).
  • Film and Video Studies Program Scholarships (for only scholarship support).

Mail to:

Ryan Braaten
Associate Director of Development
College of Visual & Performing Arts
George Mason University
4400 University Drive, MS4C1
Fairfax, VA 22030

Eric Muendel and President Cabrera
Film Advisory Member Erik Muendel and University President Angel Cabrera at Off the Wall. Photo: Jim Folliard