2012 Journalist deployment to Antarctica

Suzanne Philippus was selected by the National Science Foundation in a competitive program as one of three reporters for the 2012 Journalist deployment to Antarctic, and GMF funded the expenses for the trip.

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Montespaña

Montaspaña is an official selection for New Filmmakers NYC 2013, and was a 2012 GMF Grant Recipient.

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2012 Grant Recipients

Special Statewide Initiatives Commercial broadcasters challenge:  $40,000 for grants to commercial broadcasters for special programs which promote the Greater Montana Foundation’s mission to encourage communication on issues, trends and values to present and future generations of Montana.  A broad variety of programs will be considered and applications are accepted at any time.  See  http://www.greatermontana.org for more information. Oral History of Montana Broadcasting.  $20,000 for a board-led project to research, identify and interview those broadcast pioneers who over the years have contributed to excellence in Montana radio and television, and to preserve their stories in perpetuity. Billings MusEco Media and Education Project:  $3,000 for Green Smarts with the Green Man, a series of one minute long vignettes focused on a lighthearted, positive conservation message, broadcast on KTVQ television and Montana PBS, along with a web-based broadcast. Bonner Montana Broadcasters Association:  $30,525 for the EB Craney “Excellence in Broadcasting” 50th Anniversary Commemorative award program and $2,000 to support continuing professional education. Bozeman Friends of Montana Public Broadcasting System:  $65,000 to continue support for a wide variety of Montana TV programs and for 2012 Election Coverage.  This will include documentaries and investigative reporting, with a new website, Montana Public Media, with aggregated content, including debates, candidate profiles and an ad watch series, featuring online and broadcast partnerships with Montana public radio stations,  along with election night coverage. Montana State University School of Film and Photography:  $2,000 for the Hugh Galusha-Ed Craney scholarship award. One Montana, a program of the Rural Landscape Institute,  $3000 for the Graying of Montana, a conference co-sponsored with the Wheeler Center about the effects of Montana’s aging population on a variety of areas.  The grant is for live-streaming of the keynote speech via the internet to satellite conference locations around the state. Universal Voices,  $2000 to support Montespana,  the first in a planned series of documentaries featuring musicians around the world collaborating via the internet without meeting each other in person.   The first film features a unique collaboration between a Montana rocker and a Spanish gypsy flamenco guitarist. Great Falls Lewis and Clark Foundation. $15,000 for a documentary film, Or Perish in the Attempt: Wilderness Medicine in the Lewis and Clark Expedition, based on the book by Dr. David Peck on this subject.   Produced by Craig Wirth, the film will explore various aspects of wilderness medicine as it was practiced in the 19th century, highlighting key medical problems faced by the Lewis and Clark expedition.  It will also focus on Native American medicine of that time. Helena Home Ground News: Changes and Choices in the American West.  $10,000 to continue support for Brian Kahn’s statewide award-winning public affairs radio program which features in-depth interviews with Montanans whose life...

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