A Carleton student was recently awarded an undergraduate scholarship in film from a not-for-profit, the Princess Grace Foundation-USA.
Peter Franco, class of 2014, is one of 24 emerging artists to receive this prestigious award from the foundation, which was founded 30 years ago by Prince Rainier III of Monaco in honor of his wife, famed Hollywood star and princess, Grace Kelly.
According a release from the foundation, Franco is pursuing majors in Cinema and Media Studies. During his college career, he has produced a number of short films. Last fall, he traveled to Prague to study 16mm filmmaking. The result was the short film, Vystrelovak (Pocket Knife).
However, the foundation chose to honor him for a more recent project, which has yet to be released. The film centers on his experiences as a gay athlete. The film will come out in 2014.