Kurt Liedtke, center, receives the Martha Young Award and a $5,000 grant on behalf of Klamath Film from Carma Mornarich, left, the executive director of Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation. Pictured, from left to right, are: Mornarich; Klamath Film board member Wayne Sweat; Liedtke; Klamath Film treasurer Ann Cavanaugh, board member Mark Neupert and Court Cannick, Klamath Film's executive director.

Local non-profit Klamath Film received a $5,000 grant and a Martha Young Award from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation at Klamath Community College on Thursday. The money will help to support Klamath Film’s annual Youth Film Fellowship, a five-day summer camp that will teach 20 local youth how to make films from script to screen.

“The grant funds that we are receiving from Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation will be compiled with other grants and supporters to make our annual summer film camp for youth 100% free for the participants and their families,” said Kurt Liedtke, Klamath Film board chair who received the award on behalf of Klamath Film. Registration is still open on, with the camp taking place from July 11 to 15.

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