Scholarship Fund

The Greg Muskewitz Fund

Scholarship Fund

Together we can continue to change young lives through the power of filmmaking.



Dear Supporter:

Media Arts Center San Diego, the producer of the annual San Diego Latino Film Festival, is seeking donations for our annual “Youth Media Scholarship Fundraiser” for our year-round Youth Media & Tech Camps & award-winning Teen Producers Project.


Media Arts Center San Diego’s award winning Teen Producers Project & popular Youth Media & Tech Camps offer children in San Diego County an opportunity to learn about media arts and technology tools to use in their everyday lives, school, and future careers. For many of these youth, these types of tools and much-needed technology training is no longer offered in their schools due to the on-going school budget crisis. Youth, ages 6-18, learn how to collaborate together using media and technology arts, and engage with others in an increasingly connected world. Learning basic media tools in a fun, collaborative environment provides youth with the skills to utilize the newest media technologies in a positive and productive way that will put them on a path for success in their future careers.

Please consider donating to this important cause today! Any donation amount is greatly appreciated. A donation of $245 will send one child to camp for an entire week. Click here to donate today.


Our goal is reach $7,500 to offer 30 scholarships for this project year!


A special thanks to our donors this year:

Film Geeks San Diego
Luis Martinez
Karl A Achterkirchen

In addition to your donation, please also consider spreading the word to families, friends, and co-workers. Your donation is tax deductible. For your records, MACSD’s Federal Tax Id # is: 33-0871577

Our annual scholarship fundraiser is in memory of San Diego film critic Greg Muskewitz who died of cancer at the age of 23 in 2005. Read his bio below.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. My contact info: 619.230.1938 x 101, Email:

Thank you in advance for your time and consideration,


Ethan van Thillo
Executive Director / Founder




– – – Greg Muskewitz SCHOLARSHIP FUND – – –


In 2005, San Diego film critic Greg Muskewitz died of cancer at the age of 23. But his memory and energetic enthusiasm will live on through The Greg Muskewitz Scholarship to be awarded annually to young filmmakers in the Media Arts Center San Diego’s Teen Producers Project who display not only a passion and talent for film but an interest in making their communities a better place, two things Greg always championed.

Greg Muskewitz, film critic

When Greg got excited about a film – which happened quite often – his speech would rapidly increase and he would try to catch his breath like someone in the midst of an asthma attack.  That enthusiasm, along with a big smile, was something he brought to everything.  He began his writing career at 15 as a film critic for his high school paper.  His reviews can be found at and  Among his all time favorite films were Lost Highway, Manhattan and Dr. Strangelove.  He was the youngest member of the San Diego Film Critic’s Society and he’d love to campaign for his favorite films and rally against the ones he hated at voting time.

He is dearly missed by his family and multitudes of friends who will always keep his memory alive and his smile in our hearts.

To make a tax deductible donation to the Greg Muskewitz Scholarship Fund, please make your check payable to Media Arts Center San Diego and put Greg Muskewitz Scholarship on the memo line.  Mail to Media Arts Center San Diego, 2921 El Cajon Blvd, San Diego, CA 92104.