Andrea Klein Scholarship Fund

New York International Children’s Film Festival is honored to announce the launch of the Andrea Klein Scholarship Fund, which will provide full scholarships to filmmaking camps to students from families with limited economic resources. Applicants are selected who display the qualities of dedication, creativity, and passion that were inherent to Andrea’s character.

Andrea Klein photo

We are deeply saddened by the loss of Andrea Klein. She was energetic, passionate, brave, honest, and cheerful, and the Festival has been a very honored recipient of her enormous generosity. Andrea was an enthusiastic Festival volunteer and longtime member of the annual benefit committee. Those of us who were fortunate enough to work with her got to experience her  unique personality firsthand; her drive and dedication were unmatched, and an inspiration to us all.

Andrea was especially passionate about the Festival’s education programs, and her work on the benefit committee helped raise funds to support school partnerships and free field trip screenings for Title 1 public school students. The Festival is honored to continue this effort in Andrea’s memory to allow more students to participate in our hands-on filmmaking camps through the Andrea Klein Scholarship Fund.

In weeklong filmmaking camps, students ages 6 to 16 work with professional filmmakers and arts educators to learn the filmmaking process and create a short film in various types of animation including stop motion, claymation, cutout animation, and pixilation. Working collaboratively, students gain skills in media arts, media literacy, and storytelling to produce creative and unique films that premiere at the annual Festival. Full scholarships will allow students with limited resources to participate in this valuable creative experience.

Checks can be made payable to “NYICFF” and mailed to:
NYICFF – Andrea Klein Scholarship Fund
Attn: Abigail Parsons
225 Broadway, #2610
New York, NY 10007

All donations to the Andrea Klein Scholarship Fund are 100% tax-deductible.
Family will be notified of all donations made and donors will be acknowledged on the Festival website.