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TR-50076-09Public Programs: America's Media Makers: Production GrantsSan Francisco International Film FestivalThe Lost Treasure Hunt9/1/2009 - 11/30/2014$390,220.00MatthewGaryDavis   San Francisco International Film FestivalSan FranciscoCA94129-1025USA2009History, GeneralAmerica's Media Makers: Production GrantsPublic Programs39022003902200

Production of a 30-minute pilot television program, "Christopher Columbus: The Mystery of the Santa Maria," and an accompanying interactive website. This would be the first program of a 13-part series entitled "The Lost Treasure Hunt."

"Lost Treasure Hunt" is an educational television project that will explore topics in history and the humanities by using a unique combination of live-action documentary and animation. Bringing together nationally-recognized scholars and educators with an experienced animation creative team, the "Lost Treasure Hunt" pilot episode and website will introduce children to historical subjects and explore multicultural topics in a style that is relevant to a young audience confronted with many media choices."