It is the ultimate aim of this private foundation to award seed grants to specific independent film and video projects from emerging female filmmakers, regardless of age or nationality. The Foundation is in the process of developing this future initiative and other aspects of its mission. Named in memory of the woman who envisaged and inspired it, and guided by her interests, The Elfi von Dassanowsky Fund presently contributes grants to national and international charitable / non-profit organizations representing women in the arts, cultural and educational programs, and humanitarian efforts. Selection is by advisory panel.
No applications are accepted.
Sponsor, Women of Vienna/Frauen aus Wien Biographical Database at FemBio, March 2009
Grant to EICEE: Educational Initiative for Central and Eastern Europe, July 2009
Official Sponsor, First Biennial Intersections Film Festival (IFF) Colorado, October 2009
Grant to the International Museum of Women, San Francisco, October 2009
Grant to the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, December 2009
Grant to the Paderewski Music Society, Los Angeles, February 2010
Exhibition Sponsor, GOCA-Galleries of Contemporary Art/University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs, 2010
Member of Friends of the Secession Museum, Vienna, 2010 - present
Patron, Wien Museum/Vienna Museum, 2010 - present
'Vertigo' Fundraiser Grant, GOCA-Galleries of Contemporary Art/University of Colorado,
Colorado Springs, March 2011
Grant to the Women's International Center - WIC, San Diego, May 2011
Official Sponsor, Second Biennial Intersections Film Festival (IFF), Colorado, October 2011 Donor, The American Austrian Foundation/AAF Prize for Fine Arts, NY, December 2012
The Elfi Dassanowsky Prize / Elfi-Dassanowsky-Preis, an internationally juried 750 Euro award for women filmmakers in competition at the VIS: Vienna Independent Shorts Film Festival premiered at the 7th annual festival in Vienna, Austria June 2, 2010. It was presented to Inger Lise Hansen for Parallax (Norway 2009).
8th VIS Festival 2011: the prize to Annick Blanc for Au milieu de nulle part ailleurs (Nowhere Elsewhere) (Canada 2010).
9th VIS Festival 2012: the prize to Ruth Lingford for Little Deaths (Great Britain/USA 2011).
10th VIS Festival 2013: the prize goes to....
Famed Canadian rose grower Brad Jalbert unveiled a new floribunda-tea rose hybrid named the Elfi von Dassanowsky Rose, also known as the "Elfi" in December 2009. Presentation ceremonies will be held at the Volksgarten in Vienna and in Los Angeles in summer 2013.