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Elevate is a student-run organization within the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) dedicated to giving voice and visibility to the diverse contributions of women and multicultural filmmakers, actors, theater practitioners and scholars. Elevate is committed to exposing the UCLA student body and the surrounding community to a wealth of creative stories and scholarly works authored or performed by women and persons of color.

Elevate offers film screenings, lectures, social gatherings and alumni networking opportunities throughout the year. Membership is free and open to all UCLA TFT students. Grants of up to $275 a year are extended to members for research or screenings of work that advances the organization’s mission.

  • Our History Founded in 2011, Elevate was created by and for UCLA TFT students. It is funded annually by a grant instituted by Teri Schwartz, former dean of UCLA TFT.
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  • Elevate Events Throughout the year, Elevate hosts film events that include post-screening Q&A sessions with the films’ directors.
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