We depend on individuals to help us meet our basic back-end needs. For years the festival has been operating largely on the will of folks volunteering after hours and working for stipends well below market rates. After eight years, you can imagine that isn’t sustainable.
Please join us as we embark upon an infrastructure campaign to ensure the festival has a long life, one which requires that we direct resources toward full-time paid staff, office space, community gatherings, and wellness initiatives.
Individual donations are crucial to our future as an institution. Your gift will ensure that we can pursue our larger objectives and continue supporting the annual festival as the well-regarded experience that is has become.
In the long term, the festival hopes to create lasting collaborative partnerships between artists, build a loyal fan base for the independent filmmakers, and ultimately shift the conversation about filmmaking from being on the margin to the center, as part of the greater cultural landscape. In order to continue growing, we need as much help as possible. Invest in us.