Military Installation Events
The Bridge Awards for Playwriting and Screenwriting seek to identify and encourage talented screenwriters and playwrights from the military community, and are open to all persons who are currently serving or have served in the United States military, regardless of age, experience, or background.
With a $10,000 cash prize, the Award gives aspiring filmmakers with a military background the resources and mentorship to advance their visions and refine their work, encouraging members of the military community to conceive of themselves as artists and to tell their important and powerful stories.
Student Veteran Internship Program
AITAF's Student Veteran Intern Program is offered to Veterans currently enrolled full-time in a college or university. During the school semester, local student interns are offered part time work at minimum wage, and in the summer, AITAF offers a stipend comparable to the GI Bill to enable student Veterans the opportunity to relocate to New York City for the season.
The program structure includes engaging in AITAF's work by playing a key role in the daily activities of a small non-profit, and assisting with external events on military bases and other facilities; and completion of at least one internal project that enables AITAF to enact our mission more effectively.
Virtual Film Screening
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, AITAF pivoted to virtual events in 2020, which proved to be both popular and accessible. The format includes a moderated discussion between a guest artist from the AITAF community, who chooses their favorite film to discuss, and a member of our military community. Military audience members can register for access to view the film and also participate in a live Q&A with AITAF’s guest artist via Zoom.
Depending on the guest, AITAF has reached between 100-1200 participants on any given virtual event.