Each year the Art House Convergence community celebrates achievements in film exhibition and contributions to the fields of art house and independent cinema with the Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award and the Founders’ Distinguished Service Award (The Russell B. Collins Award).
Awards are presented during the Annual Conference.
Founders’ Distinguished Service Award
This award celebrates outstanding achievements in mission-driven cinema exhibition and recognizes an individual who has consistently enriched their community by providing public access to exceptional cinematic experiences.
Past Recipients: Dylan Skolnick (2018), Russ Collins (2017)
Spotlight Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual whose exceptional contributions to Art House and independent film have sustained and invigorated the theatrical experience for future generations.
Past Recipients: Gary Meyer (2018), Ira Deutchman (2017)
Each year members of the art house exhibition and distribution communities are invited to submit nominees for both awards. Nominees are evaluated and selected by awards committees that include previous winners, members of the Provisional Board of Directors, and members of the Alliance for Action. The membership of the awards committees changes annually.